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City Colleges of Chicago Men’s Basketball Players Sign Letters of Intent with Four-Year Colleges

City Colleges of Chicago Men’s Basketball Players Sign Letters of Intent with Four-Year Colleges

6/23/2015 12:00 AM

Three members of the 2014-15 Olive-Harvey College (OHC) men’s basketball team signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges beginning in August. 

 

Quantice Hunter signed with Midland University in Fremont, Neb., while Jayone Troutman committed to the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.  Armahn Mooring will be attending Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.

 

The three players were instrumental in helping Olive-Harvey win the Region IV Tournament in March, enabling the Panthers to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for the first time since 2002-03.  OHC finished the season with a 26-10 record and a No. 19 ranking in the national poll. 

 

Hunter participated in all 69 of Olive-Harvey’s games the last two seasons and was inserted into the starting lineup 60 times.  A versatile player who excelled on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court, Hunter was voted to the 2014-15 All-Region IV second team after leading the Panthers with averages of 5.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game.  His 80 steals and 192 assists placed him ninth and tenth, respectively, in the country among NJCAA Division II players.  The 6-foot, 2-inch guard also was second on the team with a 17.3 points-per-game average in addition to supplying 4.1 rebounds each outing.

 

 

As a freshman, Hunter, a graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin, averaged 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game for Olive-Harvey, which closed out the year with a 22-11 mark.  The Panthers came within a victory of advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament, but their bid was denied when they lost in the Region IV Tournament finals.

 

Like Olive-Harvey, Midland also has strung together back-to-back successful seasons.  In 2014-15, the Warriors went 26-8, qualified to the NAIA Division II National Tournament and finished 11th in the final poll.  Midland had its best showing in program history in 2013-14 as it was the national runner-up and won a school-record 30 games. 

 

Troutman, an alum of Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, received an Associate in General Studies from Olive-Harvey in May and graduated with honors.  On the basketball court, he averaged team-high tallies of 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game this season and also shot 53.1 percent from the field to top the OHC charts en route to making the All-Region IV second team.  He contributed 16.4 points per game as well. 

 

The 6-foot, 6-inch forward authored six double-doubles during the year, including the season-opener against Mineral Area College (Mo.) on November 7th when he scored 23 points and hauled in a personal-best 17 rebounds.  A starter in 33 of the 34 contests that he saw playing time, Troutman’s season highs also consisted of 27 points in the Malcolm X win, four blocks in a game on four occasions and four steals three times.

 

Troutman, who played at Southwest Baptist University (Mo.) as a freshman in 2012-13 before redshirting last year, will be competing at the NCAA Division II level in 2015-16 at the University of the District of Columbia, which is also a member of the East Coast Conference.

 

After playing at Robert Morris University-Springfield in 2013-14, Mooring, a 6-foot, 2-inch guard, transferred to Olive-Harvey this year and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 33 appearances, four of which were starts.  He also shot 51.1 percent from the field.

 

Mooring’s 13 points in a win against Harry S Truman College on January 31st, 10 assists vs. Ohio Mid-Western, five rebounds in a victory over the Trinity Christian College junior varsity team January 26th and four steals in the Moraine Valley Community College triumph January 6th were his season bests.

 

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