South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Wins District Championship

South Holland, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) Congratulates the Men’s Basketball Team! The SSC Bulldogs advanced to the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament which will be held March 18-23rd at Danville (IL) Area Community College. The South Suburban Bulldogs (31-2) will open the tournament as the #2 seed and play the winner of the Howard Community College / Florida State Jacksonville game. They will play on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 8pm.

The #3 ranked Bulldogs won the Midwest District A Championship on Saturday, March 9th with a 94-82 victory over Waubonsee Community College. SSC was led in scoring by sophomore guard Jemel Jones’ 29 points. Jemel also grabbed nine (9) rebounds and dished out eight (8) assists. Jones’ teammates played together in harmony! Three (3) sophomore guards scored in double figures: Chris Harrison (16 pts.), Reggie Abram (14pts.), and Julius Byrd (11 pts.) Freshman forward Quentin Heady also scored in double figures for SSC as he chipped in 14 pts), while grabbing eight (8) rebounds. Teammates Heady and Abram were named to the All-Tournament Team. Jones was named the Tourney MVP. We commend our men’s basketball team for a job well done!

Special acknowledgment to Coach John Pigatti and his commitment to excellence by earning Midwest District A Coach of the Year Award (it is his 13th time in 18 seasons winning this prestigious award)!

For more information on the Men’s Basketball Team, contact Coach John Pigatti via email at or call (708) 596-2000 Ext. 2524.

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