The Bulldogs have amassed a 326-63 record during Coach Pigatti’s eleven seasons at South Suburban College. They won the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2107 Region IV Championships and is the only team in the country to place every year at the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament.
The 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Team finished the season 24-12. For the second consecutive season, they reached the Final Four at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, IL and finishing as the #3 best team in the NJCAA.
SSC’s Rasheide Bell played in the 2017 NJCAA All Star Game in Las Vegas, NV. Rasheide received the Leon Spencer Award for sportsmanship at the event. He will be playing at Kentucky Wesleyan in 2017-18. Bell was also named NJCAA Division II 1st Team All American.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Pigatti was named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Bennett Man of the Year Award, named in honor of former head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, for winning with integrity. Pigatti also was also named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Division II and Region IV-B Coach of the Year. This is Pigatti’s 8th Regional Coach of the Year Award in his 11 years at SSC.
The 2015-16 team finished the season with the best record in the nation and school history (34-3).
Sophomore guard Jovan Mooring was recognized as the 2015-16 Spalding® NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after having established himself as one of the country’s most prolific scorers. Mooring averaged 26.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assist, and 3 steals per game during the 2015-16 season. He also played in the NJCAA National All Star Game. He now attends UNLV and was named to the 3rd team All Mountain West Conference last season.
On October 1st, the team opens its practice sessions. If you interested in the participating in the Men’s Basketball program please contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000 x 2524.