2015 MLK Classic To Kick Off Friday

2015 MLK Classic To Kick Off Friday

The 2015 Martin Luther King Classic will start up on Friday afternoon at 4 pm as the Apprentice School will host 10 games over the next three days.

On the women's side, Apprentice School is joined by Briarcliffe College (NY), Berkeley College (NY) and St. Mary of the Woods College (IN) as all four teams are ranked in the latest U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches Polls.  The Lady Builders play Briarcliffe on Friday at 6pm, St. Mary Of The Woods on Saturday at 4pm and Berkeley on Sunday also at 4 pm.

The men's side, Apprentice School is joined by USCAA members Florida National University and Williamson Trade along with nationally-ranked National Junior College Athletic Association member Bryant & Stratton College of Virginia Beach.  The Builders face Florida National on Friday at 8pm and Williamson Trade on Sunday at 2pm.

A schedule of games can be found by clicking here.   All games will have live stats available with links found on the MLK schedule page.

 

Women's Teams

Apprentice School Lady Builders

Location: Newport News, VA
USCAA Rank: 10th Division I
Head Coach: Keith Stagg
Record: 7-6
Last Game: Jan. 10 – def. St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn 80-69
Leading Scorers: Kenya Wilkerson 13.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg, 4.0 spg; Courtney White 12.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg; Shanae Hilliard 11.9 ppg; Ylexzis Traeger 11.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg.
Team Averages (rank in USCAA Division I)
FT Attempts/Game: 26.0 (1)
FT Made/Game: 15.8 (3)
Steals/Game: 12.0 (4)
FG Attempts/Game: 68.5 (5)
Points/Game: 69.7 (9)
Individual Rankings (rank in USCAA Division I)
Kenya Wilkerson: 64 assists (5); 52 steals (3)
 

Briarcliffe Bulldogs

Location: Bethpage, NY
USCAA Rank: 13th Division I
Head Coach: Jay Lynch
Record: 4-5
Last game: Jan. 9 – lost 80-60 to Apprentice School
Leading Scorers: Kiara Johnson 22.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 80.9% FT
Shemique Hooks, 17.4 ppg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA)
3pt made/game: 10.7 (1)
3pt percentage: 37.4% (1)
FG attempts/Game: 71.4 (2)
Points/Game: 71.9 (5)
Steals/Game: 11.3 (5)
Individual Rankings
Kiara Johnson, 22.6 points/game (1)
Shemique Hooks, 9.4 rebounds/game (4)
 

St. Mary Of The Woods Pomeroys

Location: St. Mary Of The Woods, IN
USCAA Rank: 15th Division I
Head Coach: Deanna Bradley
Record: 5-9
Last game: Jan. 13 – def. Robert Morris-Springfield 105-44
Leading Scorers: Shelby Palmer, 14.4 ppg, 4.6 spg; Grace Ziegler 13.1 ppg, JaBreena Gardner 10.8 ppg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA)
Points/Game: 85.6 (1)
Steals/Game: 17.4 (1)
Assists/Game: 16.2 (3)
Rebounds/Game: 47.2 (3)
Individually (rank in USCAA)
Shelby Parmer: 4.5 steals/game (1); 4.6 assists/game (7)
Sierra Lopez: 48.2% FG (7)
Desiree Irizarry: 2.6 spg (9)
 

Berkeley Knights

Location: Woodland Park, NJ
Head Coach: Sharod Tomlinson
USCAA Rank: 1st USCAA Division II
Record: 11-2
Last Game: Jan. 11 - def. NHTI 56-50
Leading Scorers: Milan Germany 17 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 3.6 spg; Champagne Hazel 16,3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 spg; Janay Thomas 10.9 ppg, 3.6 apg, 3.6 spg; Lydia Casagrande 10.5 ppg; Patricia Patterson 10 ppg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA Division II)
Steals/Game: 17.8 (2)
Opponents FG%: 33.4% (6)
PPG allowed: 46.4 (8)
Points/Game: 67.5 (9)
Individually (rank in USCAA Division II)
Champagne Hazel: 52 steals (2)
Janay Thomas 47 steals (5)
 

Men

Apprentice School Builders

Location: Newport News, VA
Head Coach: Franklin Chatman
USCAA Rank: 11th Division I
Record: 6-8
Last Game: Jan. 11 – def. Penn St. Worthington Scranton 80-68
Leading Scorers: Johnnie Ferebee 17.0 ppg, 5.4 apg; Jay Melendez 16.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg; Jamal Curry 11.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA Division I)
FG attempts/Game: 68.8 (1)
FG Made/Game: 29.7 (2)
Blocks/Game: 3.9 (4)
Rebounds/Game: 42.2 (4)
Points/Game: 79.2 (5)
Individually (rank in USCAA Division I)
Johnnie Ferebee: 76 assists (4); 17 ppg (11)
Jay Melendez: 16.6 ppg (12)
Tony Walton: 57% fg (6)
Jamal Curry: 25 blocks (4)
 

Florida National Conquistadors

Location: Hialeah, FL
Head Coach: Scott Schmidt
Record: 11-7
USCAA Rank:  9th in USCAA Division I
Last Game: Jan. 10 def. Grace Bible College 106-99
Leading Scorers: Regan O'Rourke 15.2 ppg; John Hogan 11.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg; Terric Harris 11.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA Division I)
FG made/Game: 31.3 (1)
FG Pct: 51.7% (1)
Assists/Game: 18.5 (1)
3pt%: 40.9% (2)
Points/Game: 83.2 (2)
Individually (rank in USCAA Division I)
Aldor Kola: 52.9% 3pt (1)
Regan O'Rourke: 42.8% 3pt (9)
Yves Goedschalk: 61.2% FG (2)
Jarvis Davis: 57.6% FG (5)
 

Williamson Trade Mechanics

Location: Media, PA
Head Coach: Bill Michaels
Record: 6-9
USCAA Rank: 20th in USCAA Division II
Last Game: Jan. 13 – lost Valley Forge Military College 60-59
Leading Scorers: Keron Tull 14.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg; Kevin Whitfield 12.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg; David Clapp 11.9 ppg
Team Averages (rank in USCAA Division II)
Opponents 3pt%: 29.6% (5)
Opponents PPG: 59.3 (7)
3pt %: 35.6% (8)
Individually (rank in USCAA Division II)
Keron Tull: 10.4 rpg (5)
 

Bryant & Stratton Bobcats

Location: Norfolk, VA
Head Coach: Carlton Clemons
Record: 13-4
Last Game: Jan. 10 – def. Richard Bland 66-64
Rank: 18h in NJCAA Division II
Leading Scorers: Jaleel Ferguson 10.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg
Team Rankings in NJCAA
Opponents 3pt%: 28.2 (5)
3pt made/game: 7.9 (15)