Atlantic Cape basketball has a storied history. The Bucs are two-time Garden State Athletic Conference champions (1968 and 1970). And the team has featured several All Region and NJCAA All-American players.
Atlantic Cape’s Men’s Basketball Team Looks Forward to a Successful 2016-2017 Season
MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic Cape Community College men’s basketball team, the Buccaneers, looks forward to a promising 2016-17 season as it welcomes new and returning players who are working together and developing chemistry. The season opens Nov. 5 at Passaic County Community College.
According to Head Coach Marvin Graham, of Egg Harbor Township, who begins his second full season as head coach, “They are the best overall group I’ve had so far.” The coach expects two players, Miles Carter and Qua’Shawn Dorn, to lead the team, noting, “We are expecting Miles Carter and Qua’Shawn Dorn to lead a group of exciting young men in an opportunity to experience the same success as the Bucs’ past championship teams.”
Freshman Miles Carter, a 6-3 shooting guard who played varsity all four years at Cumberland High School, will be a key addition to the team. During the Bucs’ first scrimmage, he scored 18 points, had 4 assists and 5 rebounds. “Miles will be a star this year,” Coach Graham predicts.
Qua’Shawn Dorn, a 6-4 center and one of two returning players, is also expected to be a big factor in the team’s success this season. During the team’s first scrimmage, he posted 16 points and 8 rebounds. During his two years at Atlantic City High School, Dorn played on the 2012 championship team and received the Viking Award.
Another key player will be freshman guard Brian Nolan, who also comes from Atlantic City High School. He recorded a near double-double with 10 rebounds and 7 assists in the Bucs’ opening scrimmage.
Assistant Coach Bobby Anderson, who joined the coaching staff in August, believes this will be a productive season for the team, noting that the players are in tremendous shape. “It’s a matter of executing, playing the right way and developing comradery,” Anderson said.
JaVonn Parrish, from Ocean City, the Bucs’ defensive specialist and an excellent rebounder, will start at forward. Najee Wimbish, from Atlantic City, the team’s other returning player, averaged 4.1 PPG and 4.1 rebounds in the 2014-15 season. The coaches believe that Jamal May, 6-7 also from Atlantic City, could develop into one of the region’s “top big men.” In addition, Aaron Phillips, from Pleasantville, will see time at both guard positions; and Clebens Demosthenes, from Mainland Regional, could be the Bucs’ best three-point threat. Rounding out the team are Austin Smith, from Egg Harbor Township, who adds strength to the front line and Greg Edelbach, from Atlantic City, who is a strong, versatile player.
Head Coach Graham led the Bucs to a 13-12 record and a Region 19 playoff spot in his first season as head coach. Assistant Coach Anderson, of Egg Harbor Township, has been a youth coach and mentor to student-athletes since 1990.
The Buccaneers, who compete in NJCAA Region XIX, are two-time Garden State Athletic Conference champions and have featured several All Region and NJCAA All-American players. Most recently, Dafawn Tooms, from Oakcrest, was named Honorable Mention All American for the 2015-16 season. In addition, several players have gone on to success at NCAA schools, including Armin Cane (Stockton), Nate Brown (Delaware Valley), Julian Martin (Rutgers-Camden) and Trey Jones (Kean).
Head Coach-Marvin Graham (2nd season)
Marvin Graham was named Head Coach in July of 2015. Prior to that, Marvin served as Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach during the 2015-2015 season.
In his first season, Coach Graham led the Bucs to a 13-12 record and Region 19 playoff spot. And Bucs' guard Dafawn Toombs was named to the NJCAA All-American team (honorable mention).
Graham is a graduate of Atlantic City High School, where he played before moving on to coach in the local Police Athletic League and AAU organizations.
Graham is a resident of Egg Harbor Township.
Assistant Coach- Robert "Bobby" Anderson (1st season)
Bobby Anderson joined the coaching staff in August of 2016. Anderson works in the Pleasantville CARE Program as Assistant Director and basketball coach.Coach Anderson has been a youth coach and mentor to student-athletes since 1980.
Anderson is a resident of Egg Harbor Township.
Preseason practice begins October 1st, 2016. For information on how to play and eligibility, contact Assistant Athletic Director Mike Rennick at 609-343-5043.
Our 2016-2017 roster is on www.njcaaregion19.com
2016-2017 Men's Basketball Schedule
2016-2017 scores and standings are available at http://www.njcaaregion19.com