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Maryland JUCO Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Releases Pre-Season Poll

Maryland JUCO Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Releases Pre-Season Poll

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) today released its 2016-17 Men's Basketball Coaches Association Pre-Season Poll with Baltimore City Community College (171 points) and Harford Community College (168) separated by only three points for the conference's top spot.

"With five different institutions receiving at least one first place vote, I think it's fair to say that we are in for a very competitive season this year," said Maryland JUCO Men's Basketball Coaches Association President and Baltimore City Community College head men's basketball coach Terry Maczko. "This conference has an outstanding group of coaches and there are always a couple of upsets along the way. I don't think anyone can be counted out."

Frederick Community College (136) is ranked third, while Montgomery College (125), Garrett College (124) and Cecil College (123) are crowded together at fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.

Allegany College of Maryland (110), Prince George's Community College (107), CCBC Dundalk (72) and Hagerstown Community College (56) round out the top ten.

Last season's Maryland JUCO Men's Basketball Tournament championship, hosted by Garrett College, saw Montgomery defeat Harford 82-71 to capture the title.

The Maryland JUCO Men's Basketball Coaches Association also announced its "Players to Watch" for the 2016-17 season and a list of 36 student athletes that played in the conference during the 2015-16 season that are now playing at two NCAA Division I, 17 Division II and seven Division III schools, as well as one NAIA. 

Players to Watch MD JUCO School Height Weight Year
Gabe Mack Allegany College 5'10" 162 Sophomore
Dedan Williams Allegany College 6'6" 190 Sophomore
Marcus Dentley Anne Arundel 6'4" 180 Sophomore
Larry Stevenson Anne Arundel 5'11" 160 Sophomore
Chad Andrews-Fulton Baltimore City CC 6'6" 205 Sophomore
Deion Evans Baltimore City CC 6'7" 215 Sophomore
Montaque Wright CCBC Catonsville 6'2" 190 Sophomore
KeAndre Gibson CCBC Catonsville 5'10" 155 Sophomore
Mike White Jr. CCBC Dundalk 5'6" 140 Sophomore
Kyle Williams-Venable CCBC Dundalk 6'4" 175 Freshman
LaQwin Stewart Cecil 5'7" 170 Sophomore
Demetrich Williams Cecil 6'5" 200 Sophomore
Teivon Johnson Chesapeake College 6'1" 165 Sophomore
Shawndre Shaw Chesapeake College 6'4" 185 Sophomore
Keith Claiborne Frederick CC 5'10" 175 Sophomore
Anthony Isaac Frederick CC 6'4" 190 Sophomore
Malik Tunc Garrett 6'7" 220 Sophomore
Ariel Watson Garrett 6'3" 210 Freshman
Jason Hutzler Hagerstown CC 6'4" 193 Sophomore
Joshua Farmer Hagerstown CC 6'6" 210 Freshman
Aaron McDonald Harford 6'3" 185 Sophomore
Jalen Thompson Harford 6'7" 200 Sophomore
Ryan Jackson Howard 5'9" 185 Sophomore
Jahmal Eggleston Howard 6'1" 185 Sophomore
Patrick Smith Montgomery 6'5" 235 Sophomore
Juwan Wayne Montgomery 6'4" 205 Sophomore
Mike Pegram Southern Maryland 6'2" 170 Sophomore
Devin Allen Southern Maryland 6'4" 190 Sophomore
Jaylin Johnson  Prince George's 6'0" 185 Sophomore
Johnson Ogunyoye Prince George's 6'7" 220 Freshman


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