On Tuesday, February 11th, the Union County College athletic department honored their men's basketball sophomores during their game vs. Bergen Community College. At halftime Dean Tammy Smith recognized each of the sophomores along with their families.
The men hosted Bergen Community College this evening and pulled off another remarkable win, 69-65. This win has brought the Owl's overall record to 18-7. The evening was extra special because it was also the Owl's breast cancer awareness game.
2013-14 Union County College Men's Basketball Sophomores
#3 – Dayron Caldwell, Guard from Bayonne, NJ
A second year player, Dayron Caldwell has been the captain of the 2013-2014 squad. Throughout his tenure at Union County College, Dayron has maintained a 3.0 GPA in the classroom and truly has embodied what a student-athlete should be. Dayron has developed into offensive threat night in and night out. Dayron will be making his college choice after the season; we look forward to watching him further his success on as well as off the court.
#5 – Jumanne Butler-McDaniel, Guard from Somerset, NJ
Jumanne transferred from Beaver County Community College where he was a major part of the #1 team in the country. He easily fit into Union County College basketball program with his hard working attitude. He has been key to our success this season, and is a guy we can count on to do the things we need night in and night out. On and off the court, Jumanne has made a positive impact with his leadership, enthusiasm and commitment. Jumanne is also another sophomore who will be making his college choice at the end of the year.
#21 – Shaquille Mitchell, Guard from Linden, NJ
As a member of the basketball team, Shaquille Mitchell has been a 2 year starter. During this time, Shaquille has developed into one of the top scorers in the country. Shaquille has been a positive ambassador of the basketball team and the college. We are all proud of the strides he has taken on and off the court. Shaquille will be making his college choice at the end of the year.
#32 – Deshawn Dowdy, Forward from Piscataway, NJ
Deshawn Dowdy is a second year player for Union County College. Daeshawn is a hard worker and never gives up, and has been a great asset for us on and off the court. Daeshawn is also a great asset off the bench and as a sophomore has a very positive outlook and a great teammate.
#55 – Brian Flores, Guard from Union, NJ
Brian Flores is a transfer from Montclair College and has made an impact from his first practice with the team. His constant motor on the court pushed people to work hard and brings a competitive edge to everyone on the team. Brian will be making his college decision at the end of the year.