Mens Basketball Banner - 2015

2015-16 NJCAA Division II Runner Up!
2015-16 NJCAA Region IV District 3 Champions!
2015-16 N4C Conference Champions!

Mens Basketball Trophy Case - 2016  

The Triton College men’s basketball team has been one of most consistent winning programs in the Region IV, averaging 20 wins per season over its 49 year history. The 2015-16 season was a memorable one as the Trojans were ranked by the NJCAA as the best team in the nation the final seven weeks of the season. That marked the second time in as many years that the Triton men's basketball team had achieved that distinction! During the 2015-16 season, the Trojans capped an impressive run to the Region IV championship and finished 2nd at the NJCAA Division II Tournament. The 2nd place finish was Triton's best ever at nationals. In addition, the 2015-16 squad ended up 34-3, the most wins ever for the program.

Here is a summary of the past men’s basketball championships.

Conference Championships
   • Skyway: 1971-72, 1973-74 (T), 1974-75
   • N4C: 1979-80 (T), 1980-81, 1985-86 (T), 1987-88 (T), 1990-91 1996-97,
               2000-01, 2005-06 (T), 2008-09 (Undefeated Conference record),
               2009-10 (T), 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15 (T), 2015-16 (undefeated conference record)

Region IV Championships: 1985-86, 1996-97, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2010-11, 2015-16

NJCAA National Tournament Appearances: 1985-86 (Participant), 1996-97 (6th Place), 2003-04 (Participant), 2005-06 (8th Place), 2010-11 (3rd Place), 2015-16 (2nd Place)


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Triton Men's Basketball Players Moving On
Chris Perkins   IPFW(DI)
Jontee Willhite   Eastern Illinois University(DI)
Jeremy Williams   Nebraska-Omaha
Andre Walker   UW-Superior
Chris Fuqua   Valley City State University
Michael McKinney   Silver Lake College
Byron Wicks   Arkansas-Monticello
Demitrius Young   Valley State University
Cedrick Coenic   Iowa Wesleyan College
Dave Elmore   Iowa Wesleyan College
Nate Fuqua   Central Missouri State
Darrius Gaters   Lincoln University
Alex Heard   Valley City State University
Jason Pontone   Dominican University
Justin Taylor   Missouri Western State
Justin Tiner   St. Ambrose University
Paris Paramore   Central Michigan University (DI)
Marquis Johnson   Montana Western University
Julius Versun   Drury University
Dejan Kostur   Idaho State University (DI)
Brandyn Denson   Roosevelt University
Ibou Fall   University of Missouri-St. Louis
Darrin Johnson   Southern Arkansas University
Oscar Macias   Gannon University
Tim Traversa   Nova Southeastern University
Esteban Vega   Aurora University
Thierno Niang   Wisconsin-Milwaukee (DI)
Daron Guyton   Mars Hill College
Paul Howard   Rockhurst University
Phillip Johnson   Dickinson State University
Bryant Orange   Ferris State University
Jared Dimakos   Chicago State University (DI)
Justin Newell   Northern Michigan University
Brandon Smith   Aurora University
Darian White   St. Ambrose University
Paul Beene   St. Ambrose University
Chad McDowell   McKendre University
Brian Howard   Metro State University
Derryl Howell   Valley City State University
Tory Pearson   Jamestown College
Eric Pearson   Southern Connecticut State University
Dovovan Smith   Quinnipiac University
Devonte Taylor   St. Xavier University
Greg Carter   Robert Morris (Chicago)
Josh Doss   University of South Dakota
Eric Gillespie   Saint Joseph College
Eddie Miles   Lewis University
Mike Moss   Saint Joseph College
Nick Norton   Lewis University
Marquis Todd   William Carey University

Steve Christiansen
Athletic Academic Coordinator/Head Basketball Coach
Office: R- 208C
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3840