Chief men’s hoops take Region IV honors

By on April 7, 2012

WAUBONSEE—Waubonsee Community College had four men’s basketball players recognized for their outstanding play this past season by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) and the NJCAA’s Region IV Committee.

Deontray Dorsey and Melvin Rowe were both named to the All-ISCC First Team, while teammates Jarvis Griffin and Marcus Franklin were selected to the All-ISCC Second Team. Dorsey was also tabbed All-Region IV First Team, while Rowe and Griffin were chosen to the All-Region IV Second Team.

Dorsey, a freshman from Peoria Central High School, averaged 15.9 points and 3.3 assists in ISCC action while leading the Chiefs to a share of the conference title. The 5’9” guard shot 83 percent (63 of 76) from the foul line, 50 percent (57 of 114) from the field and made 30 steals in 14 league contests. Overall on the season, Dorsey led Waubonsee in scoring average (15.3), total points (489), free throws made (125), steals (58) and three-point baskets (44).

Rowe, a sophomore from Proviso West High School in Hillside, Ill., averaged 11.2 points and seven rebounds per conference game. Griffin, a sophomore from Glenbard East High School, averaged 12.2 points-per-game in ISCC play, shooting 54 percent from the field and blocking 10 shots. On the season, the 6’5” forward averaged 14 points a game, netting the second most points (433) on the team.

Franklin, a freshman from Thornton High School in Harvey, Ill., averaged 9.7 points-per-game in conference action. The 6’3” guard dished out 2.5 assists per game and made 27 steals during the Chiefs’ 14 league contests. The Chiefs finished tied for the ISCC’s top spot with a 12-2 conference record, sharing the title with Moraine Valley Community College.