KCHS grad Freeman gets first win as a Bobcat

BUCKHANNON, W.Va.  —  Junior guard JayShaun Freeman, who was a scoring juggernaut at Kent County High School and then Chesapeake College, picked up his first win as an NCAA Division II basketball player last week.

The 6-foot-1 Freeman, who grew up in the Worton area, scored 12 points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out an assist in 19 minutes off the bench to help Frostburg State University come away from conference rival West Virginia Wesleyan with an 86-83 victory on Nov. 21.

This also was the first win for first-year head coach Zack Thomsen.

Freeman was 5-of-7 from the floor, which included 2-of-3 from outside the 3-point arc.

Overall he has appeared in all seven games with five starts for the 1-6 Bobcats.

Freeman is averaging 25.7 minutes a game, which is second on the team.

His 10.6 points per game (30-of-77 in field goals, 39%) is third on the team.

He leads FSU with 28 defensive rebounds, and is tied for third with 34 total rebounds.

Freeman’s line also includes 11 assists, which is second on the team, two steals and one block.

As a sophomore guard for Region 20 champion Chesapeake College, Freeman was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-America second team.

He averaged a team-best 32.5 minutes a game for the 30-6 Skipjacks, who established a program record for wins in a season while qualifying for the first time ever for the NJCAA Tournament.

Freeman appeared in 34 games, all starts. His line included 14.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game, while averaging only two fouls a game.

He was second on the team in points and assists.

As a freshman for the Skipjacks in 2021-22, Freeman was named to the NJCAA Division II All-Region 20 team. He started all 26 games for the 23-3 Skipjacks — at that time a program record for wins in a season — and led them in minutes played per game (34.9). 

Freeman averaged 16.1 points (second on the team), 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists a game.

For his career, Freeman appeared in 60 game, all starts. He totaled 906 points, 253 rebounds, 171 assists, 78 steals and seven blocked shots.

A liberal arts and sciences major, he was a consistent dean’s list student.

A 2020 Kent County High School graduate, Freeman was a two-time team MVP and All-North Bayside Conference performer. He was the Player of the Year in the North division of the Bayside Conference in 2018-19.

In Freeman’s senior year, coaches returned him to the All-North first team even though he was sidelined for nearly six weeks because of a toe injury. He averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and four steals in 12 games.

Freeman was the Player of the Year in the conference’s North division in 2018-19 when he led the Trojans in all offensive categories. His jaw-dropping numbers included 29.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, seven assists and five steals a game.

He eclipsed the 1,000-point milestone Jan. 22, 2019 in a 71-66 victory at border rival Queen Anne’s, leading all players with 35 points.

Freeman scored a career-high 47 points, one point shy of what is believed to be the school record, in a 72-69 loss to Parkside in January 2019.

He was the only freshman on the Trojans’ 2016-17 team that reached the Class 1A state semifinals and tied the program record of 20 wins in a season.

He is a member of the Trojans’ exclusive 1,000-point club, finishing with 1,570 career points.


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