Mavericks Men's Basketball 2015-16

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."

Costa Anderson Named NJCAA Honorable-Mention All-American

 

Sophomore Guard, Costa Anderson, was recently named NJCAA honorable-mention All-American.  Being named to the NJCAA All-American team is another accomplishment for Anderson.  He was also 1st-Team All-Region II and 1st-Team All-OCAC.  Costa led the team in scoring (14.9) and in three pointers made (94).  He was also 3rd on the team in steals (43).  He had a career-high 27 pts vs. Redlands 1/24/16 and had 26 pts twice in games.  Costa helped lead the Mavs to a 26-7 overall mark and in two years, he helped the NOC Mavs win 45 games.  Costa has signed with the University of Albany for next season.

 "Costa is very deserving of this recognition," said head men's basketball coach Donnie Jackson.  "He is a great ambassador for our Northern Oklahoma College family and is a true student-athlete.  Not only is he a great player, he is an even better person.  We wish him the very best at his next stop in Albany."

2015-16 Season Wrap-Up

The #25 ranked NOC Mavericks wrapped up a fantastic season.  Not only did they finish the season ranked nationally in the final NJCAA poll at #25 in the country, they also had one of the best seasons in school history.  The Mavs finished the season with a 26-7 overall record.  They made a strong run to the Region II championship game and finished as Region II runner-up.  They finished the conference season with a 15-3 overall mark in OCAC play, which was good for 2nd place.  The Mavs defeated #6 Connors State on the road. They also didn't lose a single game in February.  The season also saw winning streaks of 12 games and 7 games.  Quite a year for the Northern Mavericks!

2015-16 Postseason recognition is as follows:

Region II Coach of the Year - Donnie Jackson

1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-Conference - Costa Anderson - So

  • Anderson averaged 14.9 ppg and connected on 94/232 three point FG at 40.5%

3rd Team All-OCAC and Region II All-Tournament Team - Jarrid Rhodes - So

  • Rhodes averaged 13.3 ppg and 5 rpg.  He also connected on 52/140 three point FG at 37.1%

Early Division I signees -

Valentine Sangoyomi  - University of Houston

Jarrid Rhodes - Missouri State University

 

 

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