Head basketball coach honored by NJCAA DII District 7 and Region 13; freshman guard Adreon Wadlington named NJCAA DII All-American
Kelly Boe, head coach of Blue Knights basketball team at Dakota County Technical College, was named NJCAA Division II District 7 and Region 13 2017 Coach of the Year. Boe guided DCTC to a 14–16 record during the 2016–2017 season, winning two championships in his first year as the team’s head coach.
In postseason play, the Blue Knights won the NJCAA DII Region 13 championship, defeating the United Tribes Technical College Thunderbirds (16–14) from Bismarck, North Dakota. The game was played on the DCTC home court in the Activities building on the campus of Inver Hills Community College. The final score was 86–81.
DCTC went on to become NJCAA DII District 7 champions, notching a come-from-behind victory to slip past the Central Community College Raiders (18–14) 68–65. The latter game was played Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Columbus, Nebraska, on Central’s home court. The win propelled DCTC to the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Tournament March 21–25, 2017, at the Mary Miller Center in Danville, Illinois. The Blue Knights were one of 16 teams competing in the tournament.
Program’s second appearance in national tourney…
DCTC faced the South Suburban College Bulldogs (21–11) from South Holland, Illinois, in the first round of the 2017 NJCAA DII Men’s National Basketball Tournament Tuesday, March 21, 2017. DCTC lost to South Suburban, seeded 2nd in the tournament, 70–48.
In the consolation bracket, the Blue Knights faced the Macomb County Community College Monarchs (27–6) from Warren, Michigan. DCTC lost to the Monarchs 82–67, ending one of the program’s strongest seasons.
Boe added that the Blue Knights had a great run representing Region 13 and District 7 in the NJCAA DII National Tournament. “I want to thank the team for putting me in position to receive the Coach of the Year honor,” he said. “I’m looking forward to next season and building on our past success.”
Adreon Wadlington named NJCAA All-American
Adreon Wadlington, 6-3 freshman guard, was recognized as an NJCAA Division II Third Team All-American for his performance during the 2016–2017 season. All-American selections are made by the NJCAA DII Basketball Committee. Wadlington was also named Region 13 Most Valuable Player. Cole Murray, 6-8 freshman post, was named to the Region 13 All-Region Team.
Wadlington vs UTTC
Murray vs UTTC
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