MCAC Men's Basketball Players-of-the-Week

MCAC Men's Basketball Players-of-the-Week

Rochester, MN

Despite a change in schedule for most teams due to Mother Nature, several men's basketball teams in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference put together strong performances over the past several days.  Two student-athletes stood above the rest in their efforts and have earned Player-of-the-Week in their respective Division for the week ending February 3. 

MCAC Southern Division 




     Karmoga Lero

Fr. / Guard

Mahtomedi, MN

Karmoga Lero, a freshman guard at Rochester Community & Technical College has been named Player-of-the-Week in the Southern Division. 

Lero, was a major factor in a pair of key Division wins for the Yellowjackets, shooting 14-of-29 from the field and a 36 point week overall.  Between the two contests, the Mahtomedi product also hauled in 9 rebounds and snagged four steals.  RCTC defeated MnWest by a 70-67 scoreline and beat Riverland, 77-72.

Rochester, now 12-9 on the year, will face Western Tech and Ridgewater in upcoming contests this week. 




MCAC Northern Division




Curtis Bell

So. / Forward

St. Paul, MN


Curtis Bell, a freshman guard at Vermilion Community College has been named Player-of-the-Week for his balanced performance on behalf of the Ironmen in a pair of Northern Division contests.

Bell hauled in 22 rebounds, including 12 against Northland Community & Technical College, over two games this past week.  In addition to the 22-board performance, Bell scored 61 total points with a 33 point outing against Mesabi Range College.  For the week, Bell dished ten assists, nine steals and blocked three shots. 

Vermilion Community College will face Fond du Lac Tribal & Technical College and Itasca Community College this week in Divisional action. 











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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.