MCAC Men's Basketball: Athletes-of-the-Week

MCAC Men's Basketball: Athletes-of-the-Week

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Most teams are in full swing of their non-conference season in men's basketball around the Minnesota College Athletic Conference; read on for the Athletes-of-the-Week in week three of the 2019-20 campaign. 

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Northern Division 

Men's Basketball


      Brian (AJ) Pinkney

   Fr. / Guard

 Waycross, GA

The Performance: Itasca started 2019-20 by going 3-0, thanks in large part to freshman Brian (AJ) Pinkney. 

In 107 minutes of action,  Pinkney sank 28-of-62 field goal attempts, including nine three-pointers.  He was 13-of-17 from the charity stripe, while also pulling in 25 rebounds over the course of the week. 



Southern Division 

Men's Basketball 



Paul Coleman

Soph. / Guard

Sartell, MN 

The Performance: SCTCC moved to 5-0 on the year and #7 in the natinoal poll behind Paul Coleman's excellent week. 

In 64 minutes of work, Coleman tallied 53 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the Cyclones. From the field, the Sartell sophomore was 24-of-39; he also dished out 11 assists and had a pair of steals.  




The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  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.

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