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Four Chiefs Receive Post-Season Accolades
Dorsey leads quartet of Chiefs recognized
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). He was also second on the team with 87 assists, averaging 2.7 per contest. Dorsey was named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week in the beginning of December when he averaged 26.3 points over three games that week, more than triple his 7.8 points-per-game average prior to that. In addition he was also chosen the ISCC Player of the Week the first week of January, and was named to the Region IV Division II District B All-Tournament team, despite the Chiefs’ upset loss in the second round.
Rowe, a sophomore from Proviso West High School in Hillside, averaged 11.2 points and seven rebounds per conference game. Overall the Chiefs’ 6’4” 220-lb. center powered his way to 10.2 points-per-game and a team-high 208 rebounds, while often playing outstanding defense against taller opposing post players.
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. Griffin also grabbed 186 rebounds and had a team-high 27 blocked shots.
Franklin, a freshman from Thornton High School in Harvey, averaged 9.7 points-per-game in conference action. The 6’3” guard dished out 2.5 assists per game, hauled down 5.8 rebounds and made 27 steals during the Chiefs’ 14 league contests. On the season Franklin did a little bit of everything for the Chiefs, averaging 11.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
The Chiefs finished tied for the ISCC’s top spot with a 12-2 conference record, sharing the title with Moraine Valley Community College. It was the 10th ISCC Championship under the direction of Head Coach Dave Heiss. Waubonsee finished the season 24-8 overall, the 14th time one of Heiss’ squads have won 20 or more games in a season during his 27-years at the helm of the Chiefs’ program.