GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Avery Huggins, a sophomore guard on the Pitt Community College basketball team, was announced last week as the 2023 NJCAA Region 10 DII Player of the Year.

Huggins, a Wilson native and Beddingfield graduate, is averaging 20.7 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 3.3 assists per game this season.

The Bulldogs (19-14) advanced to the D2 Region 10 championship game, where they fell to Davidson-Davie Community College, 85-71, last Sunday. They will travel to Lake City, Florida, on Saturday to take on Florida Gateway College in the Division II NJCAA South Atlantic District B Championship Game, with an opportunity to go to nationals on the line.