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JUCO National Championship Roundup

03/24/2013, 1:00pm EDT
By Brad Winton, JuCo Recruiting

The junior college basketball season has officially ended, here is a look at who won each division as well as the all-tournament teams.

NJCAA D1 National Championship Review

In the NJCAA D1 National Championship Game, the College of Central Florida defeated NW Florida State 74-69. Central Florida led most of the game and held off Chris Jones and NW Florida as they made multiple runs to get back in the game. Coming from behind was a common theme for NW Florida, they rallied from as many as twenty points against New Mexico JC in the second round and also came from behind to beat Iowa Western in the Final Four.

Central Florida, led by head coach Tim Ryan, won their first ever NJCAA D1 National Championship in only their second appearance ever. National Tournament MVP Eugene McCrory, who is committed to UCF, guided the Patriots with 23 points in the championship game. Central Florida also had three other players in double figures: Rasham Suarez had 17 points and three assists, Jeremiah Eason had 11 points and  16 rebounds and Will Saunders, who is headed to Charleston Southern, had 10 points.

NJCAA D1 Tournament Awards

WILLIAM B. FRENCH MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD
Eugene McCrory, College of Central Florida

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Devin Brooks, Iowa Western CC
Darius Carter, Vincennes University
Elgin Cook, Northwest Florida State College
Ronell Crockett, Spartanburg Methodist College
DeShawn Delaney, Vincennes University
Cameron Forte, Howard College
Tevin Glass, Northwest Florida State College
Jamal Jacobs, Lee College
DaQuan Jefferies, Spartanburg Methodist College
Chris Jones, Northwest Florida State College
DesJuan Newton, Central Arizona College
Rasham Swarez, College of Central Florida

BUD OBEE OUTSTANDING SMALL PLAYER AWARD
Deandre Mathieu, Central Arizona College

CHARLES SESHER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Travis Black, Spartanburg Methodist College

COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT 
Tim Ryan, College of Central Florida

NJCAA D2 National Championship Review

In the D2 title game Rend Lake (IL) beat Moraine Valley (IL) 87-69 to give Rend Lake their first NJCAA D2 National Championship in school history. Rend Lake shot the ball very well and was able to hold Moraine Valley to 34% shooting from the field. Cortez Macklin led Moraine Valley with 19 points and 8 rebounds.

NJCAA D2 Tournament Awards

TOURNAMENT MVP
Bronson Verhines, Rend Lake

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Fred Mattison, Mott CC
Kevin Williams, Louisburg College
Bryce Walker, South Suburban College
Dallas Gary, Monroe CC
Joe Retic II, Owens CC
Wendell Pierre, Brown Mackie College
Rico Spikes, Brown Mackie College
Arnold Fripp, Monroe CC
Darryl Hervy, Moraine Valley CC
Jeril Taylor, Rend Lake College
Karington Ward – Moraine Valley CC
Cortez Macklin – Rend Lake College

JACK CISTRIANO BEST SMALL MAN AWARD
Bryce Walker, South Suburban College

FRED POHLMAN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Dawson Verhines, Rend Lake College

COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT 
Randy House, Rend Lake College

NJCAA D3 Tournament Review

Brookdale Community College (N.J.) won their first DIII men’s basketball national championship with a 61-55 win over Eastfield College (Texas).

NJCAA D3 All-Tournament Team

TOURNAMENT MVP
Joe Nickerson (Brookdale)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jonathan Feiler (Herkimer County)
Boris Fodouop (MassBay)
Justyn Galloway (Rochester)
K.J. Jones (Caldwell Tech)
Mike Love (Eastfield)
Brandon Schwebke (Rock Valley)
Neil Thompson (Brookdale)
Willie Williams III (Sullivan County)

California JUCO State Championship (CCCAA) Review

Mt. San Antonio College defeated Chaffey College 102-88 in the California JUCO State Championship Game. Garrett Nevels led all scores with 32 points and Corey Allen poured in 25 for Mt. San Antonio.

California All Tournament Team

Quincy Smith, CCSF
Marcus Green, Merritt
Ryan Nitz, Chaffey
Justin Long, Chaffey
Corey Allen, Mt. SAC
Garret Nevels, Mt. SAC (MVP)

NWAACC (Washington/Oregon junior colleges) Championship Review
Chemeketa defeated Edmonds CC in the championship game by a score of 84-79. Trevor Phillips of Chemeketa finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

NWAACC All Tournament Team

First Team
Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Connor Donaldson, Everett
Shaquille McKissic, Edmonds
Riccardo Maxwell, Edmonds
Jordan Batey, Chemeketa
 
Second Team
Calvin Molan, Chemeketa
Van Lockett, Centralia
Kwinn Hanson, Spokane
Brady Bagby, Spokane
Tyrell Lewis, Pierce
 
MVP – Trevor Phillips, Chemeketa
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