Mavericks Men's Basketball 2016-17

2016-17 Season Wrap-Up

The Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa Mavericks capped off another strong season in 2016-17! The Mavs competed in the Region 2 Championship game for the second consecutive season and finished the season with an overall record of 23-10 and 10-6 in league play, which was good for 3rd place.  The sophomore class was a part of 49 wins in two years. Quite an accomplishment!

Quite a year for the Northern Mavericks!

2016-17 Postseason recognition is as follows:

1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-Conference and Region 2 All-Tournament Team Reggie Scurry - So

  • Scurry averaged 15.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg and 2.8 bpg.  Scurry also shot 54.6% from the field.  Scurry led the league in blocks, was second in rebounds and was 6th in scoring.
  • Scurry was also ranked as the #46 ranked juco prospect according to JucoRecruiting.com

2nd Team All-OCAC and 2nd Team All-Region 2 - Dwayne Brown, Jr - So

  • Brown averaged 13.8 ppg and 7.3 rpg.  He also connected on 39/97 three point FG at 40.2%
  • Brown was also ranked as the #62 ranked juco proscpect accoriding to JucoRecruiting.com

2nd Team All-OCAC and 2nd Team All-Region 2 - Luqman Lundy - So

  • Lundy averaged 13.6 ppg , 4.9 rpg and 5.6 apg.  He also avg. 2.2 spg. Lundy shot 48% from the field.

Division I signees -

Dwayne Brown, Jr  - Utah State University

Reggie Scurry - Missouri State University

 Luqman Lundy - Bradley University

NOC Mavs Participate in Jerry Mullen Top 100 Camp

 

NOC Mavericks Reggie Scurry and Dwayne Brown recently participated in the prestigious Jerry Mullen Top 100 camp in Kansas City, MO this summer in July to participate against the top junior college players in the country.  Scurry averaged 9 ppg and 7 rpg for the Mavs as a 6'7 freshman.  He also led Region II in blocks with 2 blocks per game.  Brown averaged 7 ppg and 5 rpg and played a big role for the team.

"Reggie and Dwayne are very deserving of this opportunity," said head men's basketball coach Donnie Jackson. "It is an honor to be invited to this event.  This event is the premier junior college event in the country.  Both of these young men had strong freshmen campaigns and really came on down the stretch.  They both work very hard to improve on the court, in the weight room and in the classroom."

Scurry and Brown are the 4th NOC Mavs in the last two seasons to be invited to this event.  Previous Mavs include Valentine Sangoyomi (Houston) and Jarrid Rhodes (Missouri State).

Scurry prepped at North Clayton HS in Atlanta, GA.  

Brown prepped at Rockdale County HS in Conyers, GA.

 

Mavs Moving On To The Next Level

 

All five Northern Oklahoma College Maverick sophomores have signed NCAA scholarships.

Valentine Sangoyomi signed in the early period with the University of Houston (NCAA D1, American Athletic Conference)

Jarrid Rhodes also signed in the early signing period with Missouri State University. (NCAA D1, Missouri Valley Conference)

Torey Noel recently signed with Lamar University. (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)

Travon Moore inked with Oklahoma Baptisti University. (NCAA D2, Great American Conference)

Costa Anderson dotted his name at the University of Albany. (NCAA D1, American East Conference)

The five sophomores helped the Mavs to a 45-19 record in the two years they were here. They also led the Mavs to a 27-9 mark in conference play, a Region II championship game appearance and a final NJCAA national ranking of #25 in the nation.  This was highlighted by a 26-7 mark this past season. 

"I'm a so proud of this sophomore group," said head men's basketball coach Donnie Jackson.  "They bought into the program as soon as they stepped on campus and their leadership will definitely be missed.  More importantly, I am proud of all five of the sophs getting an opportunity to get their education paid for and to continue their education to get their four-year degree.  This was a special group and they will be great ambassadors for Northern Oklahoma College."

Jackson Named Region II Coach of the Year

 

Donnie Jackson, head men’s basketball coach at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa, has been named NJCAA Region II Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

In only his third season at NOC, Jackson improved the Mavericks’ overall record from 19-14 his first year to a 26-7 overall mark this season, one of the best in the school’s history. His conference record for 2015-16 is 15-3.  The Mavericks also advanced to the Region II championship game.

A veteran coach before taking over the Mavericks’ basketball program, Jackson has placed seven players with NCAA Division I teams during his three years at NOC.

“Coach Jackson is a high energy guy who is passionate and cares deeply about the development of his players,”NOC Athletic Director Jeremy Hise said. “Their success on the court is obvious and he deserves a great deal of credit for their tremendous record.However, his development of players continues off the floor and will impact lives.

“We have a great group of young men who are good people on campus, good citizens in our community and really good students in the classroom in large part to his effort and leadership. Donnie is very deserving of this award and it is great to see that his peers notice and respect his hard work.”