Genesee Men's Basketball Team #2 in the Nation

Genesee Community College's men's basketball team is currently the second ranked team in the nation, according to a recent coaches poll. The Genesee Community College Cougars are in Division II of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Last month the Cougars were ranked third, but moved up in the rankings on the strength of recent victories over other top-ranked teams.

Before the holiday break last month, the Cougars won the championship trophy at the St. Clair tournament by beating what was then the #1 nationally ranked team, Owens Tech, in the first round of play, 96-92. In the championship round Genesee beat Fanshaw 107-64 to bring home the title. Genesee's Terry George was named tournament MVP. Their current overall record is 13-0.

"The experience that our returning sophomores gained winning the region and going to the nationals last year has been a big part of our success this season," said Cougars Head Coach Michael von Schiller. "It's going to be a big challenge trying to repeat-we're playing in the toughest Region in the country-but we're all looking forward to the challenge."

Last year, the Genesee men's basketball team earned championship titles for Region III Division II and District 6, and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament.


Roster, Genesee Community College Men's Basketball:

Name No. Ht. Position Year High School and Hometown
Deverin Dillon 1 6'0" Guard So. East High, Rochester, NY
Terry George 2 6'4" Guard So. Buffalo Traditional, Buffalo, NY
Brian Jackson 3 6'2" Guard So. East High, Rochester, NY
Darnell Jackson 4 6'6" G/F So. William Penn, York, PA
Clarence Lewis 5 5'7" Guard Fr. Gates-Chili, Rochester, NY
Vilius Raulusevicius 10 6'5" Guard Fr. Christian Central, Lithuania
Rob King 11 6'0" Guard So. Pioneer High, Arcade, NY
Jonas Kunz 12 5'8" Guard Fr. Zurich Tech, Switzerland
Joe Robinson 21 6'5" Forward Fr. Cleveland Hills, Buffalo, NY
Melvin Council 23 6'4" Guard So. Wilson High, Rochester, NY
Akim Neverson 32 6'7" Forward Fr. Midwood High, Brooklyn, NY
Isiah Ewing 33 6'8" G/F So. East High, Rochester, NY
Mark Buckenmeyer 53 6'8" F/C So. Attica High, Attica, NY