King, CVC Freshman of the Year, tops 8 PC postseason honors

King, CVC Freshman of the Year, tops 8 PC postseason honors

Porterville College freshman Dominic King ruled the All-Central Valley Conference postseason awards. The Las Vegas native racked up the honors on Sunday, being named the CVC Freshman of the Year while also being selected to the All-CVC first team, All-Defensive team and All-Freshman team.

2018-19 All-CVC Men's Basketball team

King averaged 12.0 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 rebounds over his first season with the Pirates. He ranked second in the conference in assists and was among the CVC's top 20 in scoring.

His four awards were part of eight earned by the Pirates following a turnaround season for head coach Rob Haynes and his PC squad.

Sophomores Da'Morea Green (12.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG) and Elijah Cardenas (12.7 PPG) were named All-CVC honorable mention while Treager Wallace (9.8 PPG, 6.1 RPG) and Tayshawun Bradford (7.7 PPG) joined King on the All-Freshman team.

Porterville went 7-18 just a year ago but just missed the playoffs this season with a 13-14 overall record while going 8-8 in the highly-competitive CVC.

The Pirates appeared to be on the right path towards the postseason but suffered losses in their final four games. Three of those defeats were by four points or less, including a heart-breaking 86-85 loss at Merced College in the regular-season finale.