NJCAA MBB Coaches Assn hosts 11th All-Star Game

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association held their annual All-Star Game at the Orleans Arena Saturday, April 29th in Las Vegas. 

Prior the game, the All-Star Game introduced the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday evening. During the banquet, the Coaches Association recognized the Class of 2017 Men's Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the NABC Coach and Player of the Year.   

Former head men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin, Bo Ryan, served as the keynote speaker.  

The game itself paired 12 Division I NJCAA sophomore against 12 Division II and Division III sophomores (7 Division II, 5 Division III). The Division II/III All-Stars defeated the Division I All-Stars 109-91. Isaiah Green of Lansing (MI) took home Division II/III MVP honors while Shannon Bogues of McLennan (TX) was the Division I MVP. 

For box scores, photos and video replay of the game visit www.jcbca.com

NABC Awards:
Coach of the Year - Todd Lorensen, Southwestern (IA)
Player of the Year - Shakur Juiston, Hutchinson (KS)

Hall of Fame Inductees:
Craig Tucker, Coffeyville (KS)
Eddie Robinson, Brown Mackie (KS)/Trinity Valley (TX)
Michael Ingram, Lansing (MI)
Joe Kuhn, Joliet (IL)

2017 Awards:

  • Shannon Bogues, McLennan (TX) - Ken Rochlitz Award - Division I MVP
  • Isaiah Green, Lansing (MI) - Jay Harrington Award - Division II/III MVP
  • James Batemon, North Dakota SCS - Scott Schumacher Award - Division I Sportsmanship
  • Rasheide Bell, South Suburban (IL) - Leon Spencer Award - Division II/III Sportsmanship
  • Jeremy Shulman, Eastern Florida State - Dan Spark Award - Division I Coach
  • Todd Lorensen, Southwestern (IA) - John Spezia Award - Division II Coach
  • Tim McGraw, North Lake (TX) - Bob Tipson Award - Division III Coach
  • Jordan Johnson, Southwestern (IA) - Francis Flax Award - Small Man Award
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Coleman Photography

Photo Caption: Leroy Buchanan (left), Rasheide Bell (middle), Shannon Bogues (right) fight for a loss ball during the second half of the 2017 NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Assocaition All-Star Game.

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