Van Brocklin excels in JUCO Showcase
Published on July 11, 2012 at 12:23AM
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EPHRAIM—Snow College guard Connor Van Brocklin has been chosen to participate in the Mullen’s Top 100 Junior College (JUCO) Showcase in St. Louis, Mo. from July 13-15. Van Brocklin is a 6-5 guard from Fruit Heights, Utah, who prepped at Davis High School. In his freshman season at Snow he averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the 23-9 Badgers. Van Brocklin was offered a scholarship at Idaho State University but chose instead to return to Snow College for his sophomore year. Tiegbe Bamba, a 6-6 forward from Sarcelles, France, who will also be a sophomore at Snow next season, was likewise selected to participate in the Top 100 Showcase, but had to decline the offer due to previous commitments. Bamba averaged 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for Snow as a freshman. “This is a great opportunity for Connor,” Snow College head coach Michael Ostlund said. “It was great for our program to have both Connor and Tiegbe invited to participate in Jerry Mullen’s prestigious event this summer. It will be great for Connor to play against some tough competition and also gain the exposure to several hundred college coaches.” Ostlund said that he knew Van Brocklin “will represent himself and Snow College very well.” Van Brocklin will play in the JUCO Showcase on July 13 and then participate in the Top 100 Camp on July 14 and 15, all at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The Top 100 is an invitational event that exposes the nation’s top junior college players to over 200 NCAA Division I programs and NBA scouts. The event is hosted by Jerry Mullen the owner of Mullen Sports Enterprises one of the nation’s top junior college scouting services which hosts some of the country’s top JUCO basketball events. The only other players from the Scenic West Athletic Conference who will participate in the Top 100 are Juwan Newman from the College of Southern Idaho and Jalil Abdul-Bassit from North Idaho College.