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Gates selected as NJCAA Region 20 DII January Player of the Month

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NORTH EAST, Md. – Cecil College’s sophomore forward  Khalid Gates  was named the
NJCAA Region 20 Division II Men’s Basketball player of the month for January 2022. Players
of the Month are selected at the month’s end by a committee of Sports Information Directors
from around Region 20.

Gates had a stellar month for the Seahawks while helping his team to a perfect 7-0 record
while starting each contest and averaging 25.6 minutes per game. The Seahawks achieved a
national ranking ninth in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Poll.

Gates averaged 19.0 points per game during those seven games while shooting 53.5 percent
from the floor and 47.6 percent from beyond the arc. Gates led his team with 8.1 rebounds per
game on the defensive end. On January 19, Gates recorded a double-double and a season-high 27
points and 16 rebounds in Cecil’s win over Anne Arundel Community College. Gates registered
another notable game in the Seahawks’ 14th-straight victory over conference and region division
rival Howard Community College, with 26 points and seven rebounds. He also dished out two
assists and tallied two blocked shots in the win over the Dragons on January 26.

Since the end of January, Gates has helped his team pick up five more victories, including
an upset win over #4 Chesapeake College. The Seahawks’ win streak, which eventually ended
against Harcum College, reached 18 games, and the Seahawks currently boast an overall record
of 21-2. The Seahawks now sit in first place in the Region 20 Division II standings with a record
of 8-0 and two region division matches left to play in the regular season.

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