Pictured from left to right: Bulldogs Basketball stars Sultan Muhammad, DeAndre McCamey and Marcus Lewis signed letters of intent to play for major college programs last week.
SOUTH HOLLAND, IL Three student-athletes from the South Suburban College Bulldogs Men's Basketball Program signed letters of intent to play for four-year NCAA basketball programs last week.
Sultan Muhammad, a 6'1" guard from Grand Rapids, MI, and a current SSC graduate, signed a scholarship to play at the University of WisconsinGreen Bay of the NCAA Division I Horizon League. Muhammad was a Region IV-A Co-Player of the Year and a 3rd Team All-American. He averaged 15 points and 7.5 rebounds for SSC this past season.
"I believe SSC's tradition of success and Coach Pigatti really prepared us to for the next level," said Muhammad. "I am looking forward to going up to Green Bay and helping the Phoenix take the next step."
Marcus Lewis, a 6'4" wing from Streamwood, IL, will graduate from SSC this summer before heading to Eastern Kentucky University, a NCAA Division I school that participates in the Ohio Valley Conference. Marcus averaged 14.5 points per game and 5 rebounds for the Bulldogs this past season. He also ranked third nationally in steals per game with 3.5.
"I am very happy to be heading to Eastern Kentucky," said Harris. "Their last NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2007, and they have put together a great team that I look forward to helping get back to the tournament."
DeAndre McCamey, a 6'1" guard from Bellwood, IL, and current SSC graduate signed a scholarship to play at Southern Indiana University, one of the nation's top Division II schools and a team that has won several National Championships. They participate in the toughest NCAA Division II league in the countrythe Great Lakes Valley Conference. DeAndre averaged 10.5 points per game and dished out 3 assists this past season for the Bulldogs.
"I am excited for the opportunity to compete in the top conference in the country and can't wait to get started," said McCamey.
The 2012 Bulldogs finished 33-4 and 3rd in the Nation after their return to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, and Head Coach John Pigatti was named to his 4th Regional Coach of the Year Award.
Coach Pigatti added, "I am very happy for all three of these young men. They did a great job for our basketball program this season and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work in the classroom, as well as on the basketball court. All three are going to play at some of the best universities in the country. All three universities have great basketball tradition and I know Sultan, Marcus, and DeAndre will represent South Suburban College in a 1st class manner. I am extremely excited for the three young men and I look forward to following the rest of their careers.