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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
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BERKELEY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
Photo Caption A: Having won its fourth consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship on Sunday, February 18, 2018, the Berkeley College Knights Men’s Basketball team advances to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II National Men’s Basketball Tournament. This is the first regional championship under the leadership of Coach Pena (standing, front row, left), who was promoted to Head Coach after serving as the Associate Head Coach for the 2016-2017 season.
The Berkeley College Knights Men’s Basketball team won its fourth consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship and its 10th victory overall in this Conference on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The Knights defeated the Blue Angels of the College of New Rochelle by a score of 93-82 and advanced to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II National Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Photo Caption B: Berkeley College scholar-athlete Michael Taylor of Brooklyn, NY, scores a game-high of 31 points during the team’s fourth consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Mr. Taylor was named Most Valuable Player for the tournament.
The stellar shooting of Berkeley College senior Michael Taylor of Brooklyn, NY, led the Knights with a game-high of 31 points; he was named Most Valuable Player for the tournament. Johnnie Green of Brooklyn, NY, with 22 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, and Shamoree Strawn, also of Brooklyn, NY, who played for 16 minutes scoring 10 points and making four rebounds, were other top performers for the Berkeley Knights.
The Berkeley College Knights Men’s Basketball 2017/2018 roster includes:
- Ryan Betts, Forward, Junior, Brooklyn, NY
- Teyvon Bussey, Forward, Senior, the Bronx, NY
- Mohammed Camara, Center, Senior, Manhattan, NY
- Erol Dervisevic, Guard, Freshman, Astoria, Queens, NY
- Johnnie Green, Forward/Center, Senior, Brooklyn, NY
- Jerell McLeod, Guard, Sophomore, Brooklyn, NY
- Mustafa Muhammad, Guard, Freshman, Brooklyn, NY
- Foday Saccoh, Guard, Sophomore, Manhattan, NY
- Demetri Stewart, Forward, Sophomore, Yonkers, NY
- Shamoree Strawn, Forward, Senior, Brooklyn, NY
- Michael Taylor, Guard, Senior, Brooklyn, NY
- Jason Velazquez, Center, Freshman, Manhattan, NY
- Darius Ward, Guard, Junior, New York, NY
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
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