Sophomore basketball standout Will Ligon has been selected to be on this year's All-Orange Empire Conference first team.
A graduate from Centennial High School in Corona, Ligon put on an impressive two years at Orange Coast College with a career total of 810 points – the 18th most in school history. He also led the conference with 510 points at fifth best in the state and was sixth most in the state with 77 three- pointers made.
“It’s all good accomplishment to do two years in a row, especially since we have a good team that doesn’t seem to compete for state,” 19-year-old psychology major Ligon said.
He started playing basketball in the second grade and said his best game at OCC was against Santa Ana College when the Pirates won by 22 and he scored 37 points and went 10 for 24 shooting.
Both he and his coach describe him as a catch and shoot kind of guy like Ray Allen. Shooting and passing aren’t problems for him. Coach Steve Spencer said Ligon has expanded his game and is able to play the two-guard position.
“He had a great career at Orange Coast College and he was the best shooter that I've ever coached,” Spencer said. “He was definitely in the top two, right behind Jason Gary as far as numbers go,” he added.
So far Ligon has an offer from Concordia University, but he'll most likely get offers from D1, D2, D3, and IA divisions.
As an academic student, he averages from a 2.9 GPA and is on track for graduation.
When he's not playing basketball, he said he's either watching cartoons, working out or hanging out with friends.