Blake Cochran and Andre Norris Participate in NJCAA All-Star

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Andre Norris and Fort Scott Head Coach Blake Cochran participated in the NJCAA Rising Stars All-Star Game, which features the top junior college freshman in the country. The event was held in Council Bluffs, IA, July 14-17, where NCAA schools will be in attendance to watch the 60 selected players.

Norris is a 6’4, guard, from Arlington, TX, where he had a stellar freshman campaign. He broke the all-time steals record in Fort Scott history with 113 and led the country in that category. Andre averaged 10.7 ppg, 3.7 ast, 3.5 stl, and 3.1 rbs last season with a career-high 33 points against Link Year Prep. He has received multiple offers gaining a lot of interest from Division-1 programs for his sophomore campaign.

This will be his second all-star event Norris was selected for as he was a stand-out performer during the JA-48 Event in Wichita, KS, hosted by JucoAdvocate.

Cochran was  selected to coach in the NJCAA Rising Stars All-Star game and USA Basketball Academy.

Cochran is one of six junior college coaches during the event which will feature the top 60 junior college freshman in the country from 43 different schools.

The other coaches are:

Mike Marquis – Tyler Junior College

Jerry Carrillo – Cochise College

Andy Shaw – Iowa Western Community College

Jason McKinney – Iowa Lakes Community College

Joel Wooten – Southeast Community College

Players will be grouped into six teams and play three games over the course of July 15 & 16.

This event Schedule will feature a shoot-around, two practices, and three games with multiple seminars for the student-athletes.


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