South Suburban College sophomore and team earn national honors

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Sophomore guard Courtney Carter named NABC National Player of the Week

Information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 30, 2020) – South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Program has earned two national honors this week on the heels of Head Coach John Pigatti’s 400th victory. The Bulldogs were named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Two-Year College Team-of-the-Week for January 20-26, 2020. Additionally, sophomore guard Courtney Carter was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Player-of-the-Week.

Sophomore guard Courtney Carter was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Player-of-the-Week for his play during the week of Jan. 20-26. He averaged 20 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9 assists, 6 steals, and 1 block during his team’s three wins that week. (Photo provided)

“It has been quite an eventful week for our basketball team,” said Coach Pigatti. “I am very proud of the efforts our players displayed last week in defeating three NJCAA Division I teams. There are roughly 500 men’s basketball teams in the country so being named NABC JC team of the week is a great honor and all the credit goes to the players. One of those players is Courtney Carter, and his National Player-of the-Week recognition is well deserved for his outstanding play on both ends of the court. He is a great player with a huge future ahead of him.”

The Bulldogs were 3-0 on the week with wins over Olive-Harvey, Harry S. Truman, and Kankakee Community College moving up to 4th in the current NJCAA Division II Poll. The Bulldogs are currently 21-3 on the season. Carter, from Memphis, TN, was named both National and Region IV Division II Player-of-the-Week after averaging 20 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9 assists, 6 steals, and 1 block during those wins.

For more information, contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524, or email [email protected]. South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland.

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