Two More Men's Basketball Players Ink Scholarships

The MSJC men's basketball team had two more players from their 2014-15 roster sign scholarships this past week to continue their careers at the four year level.blakesigns1.jpg

Blake O'Donnell, a 2015 First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference selection, signed with Academy of the Arts in San Francisco.  Academy of the Arts competes at the NCAA Division II level.  O'Donnell had a strong sophomore season helping the Eagles to a 23-8 overall record and their second straight PCAC South Conference title.  Blake averaged 11.3 points per game and also grabbed 7.8 rebounds a contest.  The Yucaipa native played two seasons for the Eagles with MSJC going 48-13 in his two campaigns.

nikkosigns.jpgNikko Turner played just one season for the Eagles, but started all 31 games during the 14-15 season.  The Riverside King graduate signed with LaSierra University.  The versatile point guard averaged 4.2 points and 2 assists a game.  LaSierra is a member of the California Pacific Conference and competes at the NAIA level.

These two join Samuel Williams and Austin Klug from the 14-15 Eagles who signed scholarships earlier in the year.  Williams will play at Cal State Fullerton next year while Klug will compete for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.



Pictured left is Nikko Turner who signed a scholarship to play basketball next season at LaSierra University.  Above Blake O'Donnell is center along with MSJC Head Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Springer and Associate Head Coach Trent Skinner, O'Donnell signed a scholarship this week to play next season at Academy of the Arts in San Francisco.