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JUCO Basketball Monday Minutes 2/19/24

By Cody Hopkins, 02/19/24, 9:15PM EST


Sharpshooters of NJCAA Division 1: Top 3-Point Makers

1. Abdul Bashir, Casper College: 96 out of 215, 44.7%
2. Josue Grullon, Daytona State: 95 out of 253, 37.5%
3. Darius Robinson, Casper College: 90 out of 212, 42.5%
4. Mykol Sanchez, Indian River State: 88 out of 209, 42.1%
5. Louie Tucker, McCook: 88 out of 235, 37.4%
6. Chang Hoth, Western Oklahoma State: 87 out of 208, 41.8%
7. Tyson Oghene, Allegany Maryland: 86 out of 218, 39.4%
8. Braxton Jones, Garden City: 85 out of 232, 36.6%
9. Amar Augillard, Triton: 84 out of 188, 44.7%
10. Ahamad Bynum, Trinity Valley: 82 out of 203, 40.4%

Dior Johnson Scores 58 

Dior Johnson, a former McDonald's All-American and Pittsburgh transfer, shined brightly for Clarendon Bulldogs last Thursday. In a nail-biting 104-100 overtime victory against Howard College, Johnson played over 40 minutes, scoring an NJCAA season-high 58 points, securing 7 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists. As the Bulldogs face South Plains tonight, Rutgers Head Coach Steve Pikiell will be in attendance, with Johnson expected to draw significant interest as the season progresses.

NWAC Standouts

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Top Scorers (as of 2/19):
- Javonte Darrett, Yakima Valley: 26.4 ppg
- Lenz Dupont, Olympic: 25.5 ppg
- Brady Grier, Walla Walla: 24.7 ppg
- Ta'Veus Randle, Columbia Basin: 22.9 ppg
- TJ Zimmermann, Linn-Benton: 21.3 ppg

Leading Rebounders (as of 2/19):
- Sylas Williams, Skagit Valley: 13.6 rpg
- Chae Haynes, Tacoma: 11.3 rpg
- Brady Grier, Walla Walla: 10.9 rpg
- TJ Zimmermann, Linn-Benton: 10.5 rpg
- Jaiden Feroah, Green River: 10.4 rpg

JUCO Milestones 

- Javontae Campbell of Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa reached the 1,000 career points milestone, with an impressive average of over 27 points per game in his sophomore year, ranking him second in NJCAA Division 1.
- Sheldon Williams from Coastal Alabama-South also hit the 1,000-point milestone, averaging 23 points and 14 rebounds per game this season. The celebration in Bay Minette, Alabama, was doubly special as Coach Robby Robertson secured his 150th win, becoming the second most successful coach in the school's history.

- In Salt Lake City, Utah, Coach Kyle Taylor of Salt Lake Community College celebrated his 200th career victory against College of Southern Idaho, positioning the Bruins as contenders for the NJCAA National Tournament and favorites to host the regional tournament.

- Trent Skinner of Mt. San Jacinto College marked his 100th win, leading the team to a strong start at 24-2 and chasing the top spot in the Inland Empire Conference.

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