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2014-15 N4C Co-Conference Champions and Region IV Runners-up!
 



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 48 year history. The 2014-15 season was a memorable one as the Trojans were ranked by the NJCAA as the best team in the nation from February 3 - 17, 2015. That marked the first time a Triton men's basketball team had achieved that distinction in school history! During the 2010-11 season the Trojans capped an impressive run to the Region IV championship and finished 3rd at the NJCAA Division II Tournament. The 3rd place finish was Triton's best ever at nationals. In addition, the 2010-11 squad ended up 31-6, 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).

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

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

 

2010-11 Awards and Honors

2010-11 NJCAA Division II 3rd Place Team!

2010-11 Region IV District A Champions!

NJCAA Region IV District A and Triton College Coach-of-the-Year: Steve Christiansen

NJCAA National All-Tournament Team: Bryant Orange

Region IV District A Tournament MVP: Bryant Orange

Region IV District A All-Tournament: Oscar Macias

All-Region IV District A 2nd Team Selections: Darrin Johnson and Oscar Macias

All-N4C Conference 1st Team Selection: Oscar Macias

Triton College Male Athlete of the Year: Oscar Macias

Academic Student-Athletes (3.00 GPA or better-fall 2014): Jai Deyalou, 3.07, Brian Howard, 3.57, Eddie Miles, 3.31, and Nick Norton, 3.31

Academic Student-Athletes (3.00 GPA or better-spring 2015): 



 

Triton Men's Basketball Players Moving On

2006  
Chris Perkins IPFW(DI)
Jontee Willhite Eastern Illinois University(DI)
Jeremy Williams Nebraska-Omaha
Andre Walker UW-Superior
   
2007  
Chris Fuqua Valley City State University
Michael McKinney Silver Lake College
Byron Wicks Arkansas-Monticello
   
2008  
Demitrius Young Valley State University
   
2009  
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
   
2010  
Paris Paramore Central Michigan Univesity(DI)
Marquis Johnson Montana Western University
Julius Versun Drury University
   
2011  
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
   
2012  
Thierno Niang Wisconsin-Milwaukee(DI)
Daron Guyton Mars Hill College
Paul Howard Rockhurst University
Phillip Johnson Dickinson State University
Bryant Orange Ferris State University
   
2013  
Jared Dimakos Chicago State University(DI)
Justin Newell Northern Michigan University
Brandon Smith Aurora University
Darian White St. Ambrose University
   
2014  
Paul Beene  
Chad McDowell  
   
2015  
   
   
   
   

 

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