2020-21 Post Season Update
The Men's Basketball Team finished with a 7-13 record this season. In spite of COVID difficulties, the Bobcats were able to pull off their first Men's Basketball Region 8 Division II Championship. The victory advanced the Bobcats to the Final Four in the Region
10 South Atlantic District Tournament held in North Carolina. The team fought hard, but came up short against Sandhills Community College with a loss of 97-87. Jakeese Kemp and Warren McLymont were named Players of the Game, finishing with 27 points each.
PHSC Men's Basketball Program History
The PHSC men's basketball program was started by Bobby Bowman in 1991, who led the basketball program for 20 years. Coach Bowman ended his career with 334 career wins and was inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 1998, PHSC won its first FCCAA State Tournament and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in which the team finished in the elite 8. In 2010, the program switched to Division II status and appeared in the 2011 and 2012 regional tournament for the first time. In the 2015-2016 season, the PHSC men's basketball team finished in the top eight at the Region 10 Tournament.
Other highlights include:
- Five State tournament appearances
- Three Suncoast Conference Championships
- Two Suncoast Conference Tournament Championships
- Four-time 'Top 20' NJCAA ranking
The men's basketball program transferred more than 96 players to four-year colleges in conferences such as the SEC, Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, SoCon, MAC, MEAC, PBC, Sunshine State Conference, TSC, ASUN, and the GLVC. Additionally, many PHSC student athletes from the men's basketball program have gone on to play in professional basketball organizations such as the NBA Development League (NBADL) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).