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Prospective Basketball Players - A New Year Is Upon Us!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The 2017 - 2018 SUNY Orange Men's Basketball team is going to kick off the new year with a meeting for all interested students on Thursday, August 31 at 5:00 PM in room 222 in the Physical Education Building. This organizational meeting is mandatory for all returning and new players. Any questions, please contact head coach, Joe Detz. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting.

Orange Men's Basketball: Year in Review - A Championship Season

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange men's basketball team made history this past season. The team won the first ever NJCAA Region 15 Division II Championship. Since 2004, Orange had been the only Division II team in Region 15 and was forced to bounce between Region's 19 and 21. With the addition of Ulster as a Division II team, the Colts home region would finally crown a champion. Orange won the inaugural title with an 89-80 victory in the championship game played at Dutchess CC. While last year's playoff qualifying team relied on All-American Tyvon Cooper and his 24 points per game, this year's Colts featured a more balanced attack.

Eight players averaged between 14.9 and 7.4 ppg this year. Three Colts; Kierre Davis, Scott Reisert, and Mike Felix, were named to both the Mid-Hudson Conference All Conference Team as well as the All Region 15 Division II first team. Davis, a freshman, played point guard for the team this season. He averaged 12.2 ppg and dished out 5.3 assists per game which ranked him 22nd in the nation. Reisert played inside and out. He averaged a double double with 10.8 ppg and 10.0 rebound per game. Scott was 13th in the country in total rebounds. Orange's third All MHC/Region 15 selection was forward Mike Felix. Mike was one of the glue guys that makes everyone else better. He always guarded the other team's best inside player. Mike averaged 8.6 ppg and 6.4 rpg. Josh Mitchell joined the team at the end of the first semester. Josh stepped right in to help the team. He averaged 14.9 ppg and shot an outstanding 47.4% from behind the three-point line. It took Eric Block awhile to get used to the college game. When he did, however, he had a huge impact for the Colts. Blocks 9.1 ppg are only a small part of his story. In the last weeks of the season Block came up big time after time. He scored 28 points in a double overtime win over nationally ranked Sullivan, then added to that by scoring 20 in the Region Championship game. In the team's final game, Block was once again the leading scorer with 19 against Lackawanna. Freshmen Scott Kingly and Bobby Olsen both return next year and should be major contributors. Kingly averaged 7.4 ppg and 7.0 rpg while Olsen tallied 7.8 ppg and 4.4 rpg.

Orange returns a solid nucleus of players next season. With Davis, Mitchell, and Block all being first year players, the entire back court should be back next season. In the front court Olsen and Kingly, along with much improved Xavier Hunter, give the Colts a few seasoned veterans to rely on. If things break the right way, the Colts could make another run at the Region title and a trip deep into the District tournament is a distinct possibility.

Colts' Cooper Earns All American Honors

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Middletown, NY - For the first time in three years the SUNY Orange Colts basketball team returned to post season play. One of the main reasons for the Colts success and playoff appearance was the outstanding play and leadership of sophomore Tyvon Cooper. Due to Tyvon's contributions to the team he has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 All American Team. Not only was his play on the court stellar, but so were his leadership qualities. Tyvon was always positive and encouraging with his teammates and never gave up on a play or a game. Nationally Cooper was 3rd in scoring at 23.7 points per game. He was also 8th in free throw percentage, shooting 85%. He showed his all around versatility by leading Orange in several statistical categories in addition to the two above, these included; rebounds, steals, field goals made and 3 point field goals made. Tyvon's season also places him into the SUNY Orange record book. His 23.7 points per game places him seventh on the all time single season scoring average list and his 88 made 3 pointers are second to only Neal Wilkins 91 during the 2004-2005 season. Congratulations to Tyvon for this great accomplishment!