Congratulations to the Essex County College men’s basketball team on its national ranking. Currently ranked 6th nationally by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA,) the team clinched its 5th consecutive Garden State Athletic Conference championship following its latest victory, a 74-70 win over Raritan Valley Community College.
Head Coach Corey Lowery’s Wolverines now boast a 20-3 record on the season and will also be seeking a 4th straight Region XIX title. The team has its sights on a national championship, which would be the first in school history, when the NJCAA Division II tournament begins next month. Two years ago, the Wolverines finished as national runners-up.
Essex is led in scoring by sophomore DeAndre Thomas who is averaging 17 points a game. Trevante Morris chips in with 12.7 points per game.
Over the five years that Coach Lowery has guided the Wolverines, the team has an amazing 117-30 record and has been ranked in the top 20 nationally every year. Essex has a 37-3 record in conference play and a 75-5 mark in Regional competition during the same time period.