By Ray Hamill — Two key components of the history-making College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team have received All-American recognition.
Sophomore center Jon Nchekwube and freshman guar Trey Neff have both been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America team, which was announced on Friday.
Neff, who was recruited out of Medford, had an immediate impact at CR this past winter and led the Golden Valley Conference with 20.7 points a game, which was the third best average in all of NorCal.
“You’re not going to find many players with the ingredients he possesses,” CR head coach Ryan Bisio said of the freshman standout, who also received first-team all-state honors “Coaching him is a dream come true.”
Nchekwube, meanwhile, led the state in rebounds per game (17.3) and was nominated for all-state honors for the second straight year.
His 484 rebounds this winter set a new school record for a single season, while his 843 career rebounds is also a new program record.
Together, the two standouts helped lead the Corsairs to a third straight conference title for the first time in program history, while also setting a new single-season team record for most wins with a record of 26-4.