UNIONTOWN, PA - The Johnson & Wales Charlotte men's and women's basketball teams saw five student-athletes receive national recognition for their hard work and outstanding performances both on the basketball court and in the classroom.
P.J. Gill was named to the 2020 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball National All-Academic Team. Student-athletes that maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and are at least sophomores are eligible to be nominated to the All-Academic Team. Gill, a sophomore guard from Virginia Beach, VA is a Sports, Event, and Entertainment Management major. He appeared in 24 games for the Wildcats in 2019-20, making 7 starts. He averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 assists per game.
Ineesha Hankerson earned USCAA Division II Women's Basketball 1st Team All-American honors in 2020 for the second consecutive year, repeating the honor she earned in 2019. She is the first Wildcat women's hoopster to garner multiple 1st Team All-American honors during her Johnson & Wales career. The Charlotte, NC senior averaged 14.0 points and 12.9 rebounds per game this season. Her 12.9 rebounds was 6th best nationally. She leaves the program as its all-time leading scorer (1334) and rebounder (1042). Hankerson is the only Wildcat, man or woman to amass both 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Sophomore standout Jamyah Montissol was recognized as a Honorable Mention All-American by the USCAA. Montissol, a Sugar Hill, GA native, led Johnson & Wales in scoring this season, averaging 16.0 points per game. She also grabbed 4.4 rebounds and handed out 2.8 assists per contest.
Johnson & Wales was one of only two schools to have two men's basketball players named USCAA Division II 1st Team All-Americans. Robert Hobson was the first Wildcat since Rickey Porter in 2017 to average at least 20 points per game (20.0). Hobson, a senior from Huntersville, NC also led the nation with 102 made three point field goals this season. Hobson finishes his JWU career with 1,392 points, third best in program history. Hobson added to his accolades during the tournament by being named to the 2020 USCAA National Championships All-Tournament Team. Majerle Poole joined Hobson on the All-American 1st Team. Poole, a senior from Columbia, SC averaged career-highs of 18.3 points and 7.0 rebounds this season, ranking second on the team in both categories. He is the second men's basketball player in school history to amass at least 1,500 points (1625), and 600 rebounds (602).