JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK For the Week of January 23-29, 2017

JUSTIN GREEN (6’5” Sophomore from Elyria, OH (Mount Vernon HS))

In LCCC’s 89-67 loss to Cuyahoga on January 25, Justin scored 8 points while shooting 4 of 9 (49%) from the field. He also had 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block against Cuyahoga. In LCCC’s 106-88 win against Columbus State on January 28, Justin scored 32 points while shooting 14 of 17 (82%) from the field, 3 of 3 (100%) from the three point line and 1 of 2 (50%) from the line. Justin also had 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks against Columbus State. For the week, he averaged 20 points while shooting 18 of 26 (69%) from the field, 3 of 3 (100%) from the three point line, and 1 of 2 (50%) from the foul line, with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, .5 steals and 1.5 blocks. Justin is the most athletic player on the team and he can do just about any type of dunk. He has been dealing with several nagging injuries this year; as his health improves, so does his level of play. When not studying or playing basketball, Justin likes to play with his son, who he has nicknamed “Green Bean”. He also likes to listen to DJ Khalid, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. Great job Justin!


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK For the Week of January 16-22, 2017

TJ STEELE (5’8” Sophomore from Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Hts. HS)) 

TJ has been on a roll all season and he continued this on Saturday when he made history on the road against Hocking College. TJ broke the LCCC’s scoring record, scoring a game high 47 points with 18 of 21 (86%) from the field, 5 of 6 (83%) from the three point line, and 6 of 6 (100%) from the foul line. He also had 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in the 130-93 Commodore win. He missed the all-time NJCAA DIII scoring record by 1 point! Also this week at Lakeland on January 18, TJ scored 24 points while shooting 8 of 15 (53%), 3 of 6 (50%) from the three point line and 5 of 6 (83%) from the foul line. He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists in the Commodore’s 100-91 win. Congratulations TJ!



Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – December 5-11 – Michael Rell

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MICHAEL RELL (6’2” Freshman from Parma, OH (Valley Forge HS))

Mike Rell head shotIn LCCC’s 88 to 64 win against Clarke State on December 10th, Mike scored 9 points while shooting 4 of 6 (67%) from the field and 1 of 1 from the line (100%)with 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Though Mike sometimes runs the offense as a point guard, he is best suited to be a shooting guard.  In fact, he has the 5th highest shooting percentage (68.4%) in the NJCAA for Division III players. For the year, Mike is averaging 8.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 68.4% from the field, 66.7 % from the three point line and 76.9 % from the free throw line. Mike goes by the nicknames of “Mikey” or “Rellish. He is a quite leader who leads by example.

 


Steele Named OCCAC Player of the Week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016)

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TJ Steele

The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) has named T.J. Steele as the player of the week recipient in men’s basketball.  Steele, who becomes the first OCCAC men’s basketball player of the week from Lorain County Community College since Wesley Harris on February 7 of last season, averaged 32 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal last week in wins over Jamestown Community College and Westmoreland County Community College.

For the complete story, visit:
http://www.occac.org/releases/2016-17/occac_basketball_dec04_2016
Congratulations TJ!


Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 – Rashaad Gibbons

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Rashaad Gibbons

 

RASHAAD GIBBONS (6’0” Freshman from Canton, OH (GlenOaks HS))

In LCCC’s 96 to 89 win against Jamestown on Wednesday, Rashaad scored 11 points on 5 of 11 (45%) from the field, and 1 of 1 from the foul line.  He also had 2 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.  In LCCC’s 99 to 82 win over Westmoreland on Sunday, Rashaad scored 12 points on 6 of 12 (50%) from the field.  He also had 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists and 1 block.  Rashaad is the best defender on the team and he can play both the point or off guard positions.  Rashaad was an All Stark County basketball player and All Federal League football player in high school.  He is currently undecided as to the degree he would like to obtain at LCCC.  In his spare time, Rashaad listens to Drake and plays NBA 2K 17 and Sudoku.  Way to go Rashaad!


Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – November 21-27, 2016 – TJ Steele

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TJ Steele


TJ STEELE
(5’8” Sophomore from Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Hts. HS))

Against Westmoreland on November 22, TJ scored 27 points while shooting 10 of 15 (67%) from the field, 1 of 3 (33.3%) from the three point line and 6 of 9 (67%) from the foul line.  He also had 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes of playing time.  For the season, TJ is averaging 22.2 points, 4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 58.2% from the field, 43.5% from the three point line and 74.2% from the foul line.  He is one of the primary reasons that LCCC is off to one of the best starts in school history at 4-1. TJ played at Potomac State College before transferring to LCCC.  He is pursuing a business degree at LCCC and he enjoys doing charcoal drawings in his spare time.  He also enjoys listening to music as varied as Fetty Wap to Tchaikovsky. Keep it up TJ!


Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – November 14-20, 2016 – Madi Bonner

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Madi Bonner

(5’5” Sophomore from LaGrange, OH (Keystone HS))

Madi scored 26 points against Penn State DuBois and 34 points against University of Pittsburgh Titusville for a total of 60 points in LCCC’s two games this week! She also had 3 steals, 3 assists and 9 rebounds over the two games. Madi is a criminal justice major and wants to be a police officer. Her favorite type of music is country and favorite foods are chocolate chip waffles and chipotle. Madi started playing basketball in 5th grade and hasn’t stopped since. Great job Madi!


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK For the Week of October 10-16, 2016

HEATHER WIGTON (5’6” Freshman from Amherst, OH (Amherst Steele HS))

Heather set a personal best time at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble 6K race on October 15th. Her time of 26:14 placed her 67th out of 151 runners. Heather is one of only two ladies on the LCCC cross country team. She was the only junior college runner in the race!  Heather is majoring in Exercise Physiology and also works as a Lifeguard. Keep up the great work!