HARCUM'S MILIK GANTZ SELECTED FOR NJCAA NATIONAL ALL-STAR GAME
Bryn Mawr, Pa. (April 10, 2017)--Harcum College sophomore point guard Milik Gantz has been selected to participate in the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches' Association National All-Star Game on Saturday, April 29th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gantz, a two-year starter for the Bears, averaged 13.0 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 6.1 assists per game during his sophomore campaign. He finished has career with 384 career assists, making him Harcum's all-time assists leader. He also finished his career with 711 points (10th), 378 rebounds (7th), and 122 steals (5th), while guiding Harcum to 50 wins and district championship in 2016.
Gantz is the 4th Harcum player to be selected for the national all-star game, joining Ivan Cruz-Uceda, Leo Vincent, and Elliott Smith.
Despite its relatively short history, the Harcum College men's basketball program has a strong tradition of success in both victories on the court and placement of its student-athletes to NCAA programs. Harcum is the only NJCAA Division I men's basketball program in Pennsylvania and NJCAA Region XIX. Under the leadership of Head Coach Drew Kelly, the program began in 2005. In the ten seasons since, the Bears have compiled a remarkable 303 wins against just 76 defeats, giving the program an all time winning percentage of .800. Harcum has finished in the top 10 nationally four times (twice in the top 5). Harcum has won at least 20 games in every season since the program in 2005. The 2013-14 Harcum Bears won a school record 32 games and advanced the NJCAA Division I final four in Hutchinson, Kansas. Five players from the 2013-14 squad signed with NCAA Division I programs. The 2009-2010 season was another record setting season, as the Bears won 25 consecutive games and captured the nation's #1 ranking in the NJCAA Division I poll for the first time in school history, in the process becoming the first Region XIX team to be ranked #1 since 1974. Six players from the class of 2010 signed with NCAA Division I programs.
Harcum basketball alumni have transferred to some of the top NCAA Division I programs in the nation. Harcum grads can be found on rosters in the Big East, ACC, WAC, Big South, MEAC, Mid American Conference, Metro Athletic Conference, and Ohio Valley Conference. Recent transfers currently on NCAA rosters include Ivan Cruz Uceda (Miami-FL), Shevon Thompson (George Mason--a 2nd-team all-Atlantic 10 pick last season), Ibn Muhammad (Iona), and Leo Vincent (Southern Illinois).
Link to Harcum's NJCAA Homepage
Link to NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Poll