North Platte – The Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball teams have been announced for the 2017-18 season.
Two Lady Knights, Naria Hall and Nahatabaa Nacona, were named to the team.
Hall, a sophomore transfer student, from Wichita, Kans., averaged 14 points per game, five rebounds per game and one steal per game. Hall led the Lady Knights in scoring. She was a transfer from Colby Community College.
Nacona, a freshman from Chinle, Ariz., averaged 9.7 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 2.3 steals per game, and 2.3 assists per games. Nacona led the Lady Knights in steals and assists.
Other members of the team are: Payton Blanke, Quenshae Love, and Maddy Wolfe of Central Community College; Sam Hinkle and Aliyah Foote from McCook Community College; and Sebit Gatluak, Erika Goracke, and DeAsia Walker of Southeast Community College. Co-coaches of the year were Billy Perkins of Central Community College and Lynn Schlake of Southeast Community College.
On the men’s team, NPCC sophomore Godfrey Rolle was named the most valuable player in the NCCAC. Rolle averaged 19.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.3 assists per game, and 1.3 ppg. Rolle finished his Knights career with 931 points, which is 21st on the Knights all-time scoring list.
Joining Rolle on the first team was freshman Jakub Karwowski from Kanie, Poland. Karwowski averaged 8.9 ppg. 6.4 rpg., 1.9 blocked shots per game and had a 64.7 shooting percentage, which was 14th in the nation.
Honorable mention was sophomore Goy Lew from Omaha. Lew averaged 7.4 ppg, and 3.1 rpg.
Other NCCAC men first team members are: Malik Mooving and Latrell Talley from Central Community College; Peanut Cunningham, D’Von Moore, and Chinedu Okonkwo from McCook Community College; Kalen Hardaway, Daniel Quesenberry, and Jalen Wilkins-McCoy from Southeast Community College. The other honorable mention was Bennett Nelson from Central Community College.
NPCC Knights Coach Kevin O’Connor was named NCCAC Coach of the Year for the 18th time in his career.