Skyline College Men's Basketball Recent Scholarships

Highlighting the careers of former Skyline players since Justin Piergrossi took over the program in 2004-05.


marques benjamin

Marques Benjamin
Mayville State Univ.

Marques signed a full scholarship with Mayville State University. As a senior, he was named NAIA All-American, Honorable Mention. He also set the school’s all-time record for assists in a season, with 190 assists. Marques was a unanimous selection for 1st Team All-Conference, leading the Dakota Athletic Conference in assists and finishing 10th in scoring (13.7 ppg). He finished 3rd in the nation in assists per game (6.8 apg).

As a junior, Marques led the Comets to the NAIA National Championship game, which was nationally televised. As the starting point guard, he led Mayville to a 27-9 record. The Comets also won the regular season conference championship, and the DAC Tournament Championship.

Marques started 54 of 64 games during his two seasons at Mayville. Over his two-year career, he shot 48% from the field, and 78% from the free throw line, while averaging 4.8 rpg and 5.6 apg. Marques also finished his career with a 2.3 to 1, assist-to-turnover ratio.

 


sam wilhoite

Sam Wilhoite
University of Hawaii- Hilo

Sam signed a full scholarship with the University of Hawaii-Hilo. He received All-Conference honors both seasons in the Pacific West Conference. Over his two-year career, Sam started 50 out of 52 games, leading the team in rebounding and blocks both seasons. In his senior year, Sam averaged 9.9 ppg and 6 rpg. He shot 51% from the floor and 76% from the free throw line.

As a junior, Sam averaged nearly a double-double in league. He scored 12.5 ppg while collecting 9.3 rpg in the Pac-West. Sam was 2nd in the conference in rebounding, 4th in blocks, and was top 20 in scoring, FG%, FT%, and minutes played. He also recorded eight double-double’s his junior season.

 


filip popovic

Filip Popovic
Seattle Pacific University

Filip signed a full scholarship with Seattle Pacific University, one of the premier Division-II programs in the country. During his two seasons, SPU qualified for the NCAA National Tournament twice, achieved a national ranking each year, and posted a 39-17 overall record. Filip appeared in 41 games over his career, connecting on 56% of his field goal attempts.

As a senior, Filip was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Star Team. A Computer Science major, he earned a 3.25 GPA. 

During his junior season, SPU won its second straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship.

 


brannon burnett

Brannon Burnett
Millersville University

Brannon signed a scholarship and played the 2007-08 season for the Millersville University Marauders. The team posted a record of 22-10, reaching its second straight NCAA Tournament East Regional Final. He appeared in 16 games over the course of the year, averaging 7.8 ppg.

Brannon ranked 4th on the team in scoring, 4th in assists, 2nd in assist-to-turnover ratio, and 6th in steals. He also led the team in free throw shooting at 87%, connecting on 26 of 30 attempts.

 


jeremy francis

Jeremy Francis
San Francisco State Univ.

Jeremy signed a full scholarship and played the 2007-08 season for the Mayville State University Comets. He appeared in 13 games over the course of the year, averaging 5.7 ppg. Jeremy shot 47.6% from the field, 32% from behind the arc, and 75% from the free throw line. He also recorded nearly a 2 to 1, assist-to-turnover ratio.

Jeremy played the 2009-10 season for the San Francisco State Gators, appearing in all 31 games. He led the team in free throw shooting at 88%, and was 3rd on the team in three-point field goals made.

 


bryan ngo

Bryan Ngo
University of Hawaii- Hilo

Bryan signed a full scholarship with the University of Hawaii-Hilo. In his two years, Bryan appeared in 52 of the team’s 53 games, starting 27 of them. In his senior season, Bryan was the team’s 2nd leading scorer at 14.2ppg. He led the Vulcans in steals and FT%, while finishing 2nd on the team in assists and 3FG%.

In his final season, Bryan also finished in the Top 12 for the Pacific West Conference in points, steals, and FT%.

In his first year Bryan appeared in all 27 games for the Vulcans. He led the team in assists, was 4th in steals, and 5th on the team in scoring (10ppg). Bryan connected on 47% of his shots throughout the season and 73% of his free throws. He also led the team in 3FG% at 44%.

 


mario flaherty

Mario Flaherty
Houston Baptist Univ.

Mario signed a full scholarship with Houston Baptist University. He concluded a tremendous Division-I career by posting 23 points and 17 rebounds in the Great West Tournament Championship game. For his efforts he was voted All-Tournament.

Mario led the Huskies to a 2nd place finish in the Great West (they were picked to finish 8th). In conference games he averaged 16.5ppg and 11.1rpg. He was a unanimous 1st Team All-Conference selection.

Mario also finished 23rd in the nation in field goal percentage hitting 54.5% of his shots and 36th in the nation in rebounds at 9.2 rebounds per game.

Over his two-year career, Mario started 49 games for the Huskies and recorded twelve double-double’s.

 


shawn echols

Shawn Echols
Houston Baptist Univ.

Shawn signed a full scholarship to play at Houston Baptist University. In his two years, he appeared in 59 of the team’s 64 games. As a senior Shawn started 24 of 31 games and was 3rd on the team in minutes played. He finished 3rd on the team in steals, 3rd on the team in assists and 4th on the team in points scored. Shawn connected on 37% of his 3FG’s and finished 3rd on the team in 3FG’s made.

In his first season Shawn helped lead the Huskies to a surprise 2nd place finish in the Great West Conference and an appearance in the conference tournament championship game. On the season, he led the team in free throw shooting by hitting 82% from the line.

 


matt fochtman

Matt Fochtman
San Francisco State Univ.

Matt signed a full scholarship to play at Colorado State-Pueblo in 2009-10. He helped the Thunderwolves finish with a 17-11 record, the most wins recorded in a season since 2003-04. He appeared in 26 of the team’s 28 games on the season and finished 2nd on the team in field goal percentage at 55%.

Matt signed a scholarship to play the 2010-11 season for San Francisco State. He helped the Gators achieve a 4th place finish in the always tough CCAA, earning them a home game in the conference tournament for the first time in school history. Matt was one of only six players to appear in all 27 games on the season. He averaged 5ppg and was 2nd on the team in field goal percentage at 56%.

 


Ronney Freeman

Ronney Freeman
Livingstone College

Ronney signed a full scholarship to play at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC for the 2009-10 season. Livingstone competes in the Central Collegiate Athletic Association, an NCAA Division-II conference made up of ten historically African-American institutions of higher education. The CIAA is the nation’s oldest black athletic conference.

Ronney appeared in sixteen games for the Blue Bears. In his first start of the season he led the team in scoring, hitting all of his shots from the field and the free throw line.

For the season, he was the 2nd leading scorer off the bench. Ronney was also 2nd on the team in overall field goal percentage (hitting 48% of his shots), 2nd on the team in 3FG%, and 3rd in FT%.

 


Rodney Freeman

Rodney Freeman
Livingstone College

Rodney signed a full scholarship to play at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC for the 2009-10 season. Livingstone competes in the Central Collegiate Athletic Association, an NCAA Division-II conference made up of ten historically African-American institutions of higher education. The CIAA is the nation’s oldest black athletic conference.

Rodney appeared in ten games on the year for the Blue Bears, starting in one of them. In his only start, Rodney helped lead the team to its first conference win over Shaw University.

 


Devin Williams

Devin Williams
Academy of Art University

Devin signed a scholarship to play for Academy of Art University. Over his career he appeared in 52 of the team’s 53 games. Playing the point guard position, Devin recorded the best assist:turnover ratio during each of his two seasons for the Urban Knights.

As a senior, Devin helped AAU record the most wins in school history. He led the team in assists and was 2nd on the team in steals.  

In his first season, Devin finished 2nd on the team in total assists. In addition, he was 4th on the team in steals, blocks, and 3FG%.

 


Mike Lavelle

Mike Lavelle
San Francisco State Univ.

Mike played the 2009-10 season for the San Francisco State Gators. He appeared in all 31 games throughout the year. Mike led the team in free throw shooting percentage at 80%. He recorded his career-high in the Gators upset of national power, Kentucky Wesleyan. Mike scored eight points in ten minutes off the bench.

 


James Whitley

James Whitley
Martin Methodist Univ.

James signed a full scholarship to play the 2009-10 season for Martin Methodist College. The RedHawks had a very successful season, finishing with a record of 18-13.

James appeared in 13 games on the year.

 


Logan Shoffner

Logan Shoffner
Clark Atlanta Univ

Logan completed his career at Clark Atlanta University appearing in all 59 games his team played. As a senior he started in 28 of 29 games. He was 2nd on the team in scoring at 10ppg, while averaging 3.7rpg. He led the team in FT%, was 2nd in assists, and 3rd in three pointers made. In his final game at Clark, Logan scored a game-high 22 points in 26 minutes.

As a junior, Logan helped lead the Panthers to a 22-8 regular season record and a berth into the NCAA Division-II National Tournament for the 2nd straight year. Clark won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Tournament Championship, defeating Stillman 78-71.

 


Marcus Dunlap

Marcus Dunlap
Defiance College

Marcus played for Defiance College in 2011-12. Defiance is a NCAA Division-III school located in northwest Ohio. The Yellow Jackets compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, one of the top D-III leagues in the country. Defiance won the conference in 2009-10 and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament.

Throughout his career at Skyline College, Marcus continued to improve each and every day.

He finished his sophomore season very strong. In league games he was Skyline’s 3rd leading scorer, while leading the team in steals and field goal percentage at 52%.

 


Ali Austria

Alexander Austria
San Francisco State University

Alli played for San Francisco State in 2012-13, helping the Gators to a 4th place finish in the highly rated CCAA Conference.

On the season, Alli appeared in sixteen games.  He was one of only three players to record a positive assist:turnover ratio on the year.

As a sophomore at Skyline, Alli ranked 3rd in the state in assists, finishing the season with over a 2:1 assist:turnover ratio.  He also ranked 4th on the team in scoring and 2nd in steals.

Alli appeared in 49 career games at Skyline and ranks 19th all-time in career assists.

 


simon enciso

Simon Enciso
Notre Dame de Namur

Simon signed a scholarship to play for Notre Dame de Namur University, appearing in every game during his two-year career.

He was also named to the All-PacWest Team. As a senior, Simon started 24 of 25 games. He led the team in scoring, assists, 3-point FG’s made, 3FG%, and minutes played.

He finished averaging 14ppg and 4 apg, Simon finished his senior season ranked in the Top 15 in the PacWest Conference in a number of categories- minutes played, scoring, 3FG%, and assist:turnover ratio.
As a junior, he finished 4th on the team in scoring at 7.3ppg.

Simon led the team in three-pointers made, FT% and assist:turnover ratio.

 


daniel lindsey

Daniel Lindsey
Clark Atlanta University

Daniel played the 2012-13 season for Clark Atlanta University. Clark Atlanta is an NCAA Division-II school which competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

In his first season, Daniel appeared in 25 of the team’s 26 games.

He led the team in three-point shooting percentage at 40%. He was also 3rd in overall FG%. In the Panthers SIAC Conference Tournament game, Daniel started at the point. He logged nineteen minutes and tallied 4 assists.

 


art fodor

Art Fodor
San Francisco State University

Art signed a scholarship to play for San Francisco State in 2012-13.

As a sophomore at Skyline College, Art averaged 10ppg and 6rpg. He also finished 2nd on the team in blocks. He scored 27+ points three times throughout the season, including a 27-point and 20-rebound performance against the College of the Siskiyous.

Over his two-year career at Skyline Art appeared in 49 of 50 games, starting in 27 of them. He also shot 48% from the field.

Art received his Associate’s Degree and was named to the Dean’s List once.

 


Kyle Wong

Kyle Wong
Cal Baptist University

Kyle signed a full scholarship to play for Cal Baptist University. During his two-year career Kyle appeared in 47 games, starting 28 of them.

As a senior, he helped CBU reach the NCAA Tournament and a top 10 national ranking. He finished 2nd on the team in 3FG% at 44% and FT% at 80%.
In his junior season, Kyle started all 27 games for the Lancers, averaging 9.3ppg.

He led the team in assists, was 2nd in minutes played, and 2nd in FT% at 79%. Kyle was also 3rd on the team in total three-pointers made, hitting 40%.
Kyle was among the leaders in the Pacific West Conference as well.

He finished in the Top 12 in a number of statistical categories, including assists, 3FG%, FT%, and assist:turnover ratio.

 


anthony smith

Anthony Smith
Howard University

Anthony played for Howard University in 2012-13. The Bison compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Anthony appeared in eight games on the season, starting one of them.

As a sophomore at Skyline College, Anthony was the team’s 2nd leading scorer at 10.6ppg. He also finished the season shooting a team-best 54.7% from the field.

Anthony led the team in total rebounds and blocked shots.

Anthony graduated from Skyline with High Honors and was named to the Dean’s List in five of six semesters. He was also a finalist for the state Student-Athlete Scholarship Award.

 


anthony smith

Matt Cesca
Academy of Art University

Matt signed a scholarship to play for Academy of Art University in 2013-14. The Urban Knights compete in the Pacific West Conference.

Matt appeared in 26 of 27 games on the season, starting three of them.

Matt averaged fifteen minutes per game.

 

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