NIC men's basketball program signs recruits

Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play for the North Idaho College men's basketball team for the 2005-2006 season.

Jordan Sutton is a 5-foot-10-inch point guard from Bethel High School in Spanaway, Wash. He led the Bethel High School team to the 4A state tournament all three years as starting point guard, capping his high school career with a state title last year. Sutton was named South Puget Sound League South Division player of the year, received All-State honorable mention and was selected to play in the Washington vs. Oregon All-Star Game.

Humberto Perez is a 6-foot-2-inch wing from Davis High School in Yakima, Wash. He averaged 22.8 points per game at Davis while playing for former University of Washington star Shag Williams. Perez was selected first team 4A All-State by the Seattle Times and was the Big Nine Conference Player of the Year and a 2005 McDonald's All-American nominee.

Tommy Craddock is a 6-foot-8-inch post from Mariner High School in Everett, Wash. He averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game while being named All-Conference first team in the West Coast South Division. Craddock was rated by Northwest as the sixth best post player in the state of Washington and received All-State honorable mention.

Steven Wesley is a 6-foot-5-inch wing from Medical Lake High School in Medical Lake, Wash. He led Medical Lake to the 2A state championship and was league most valuable player his senior season. Wesley was named to the 2A All-State first team his junior and senior seasons, was a McDonald's All-American nominee and averaged 19.5 points per game while playing all five positions. He lives on Fairchild Air Force Base with his mother who is in the military.

Zach Parks is a 6-foot-8-inch post from Anaconda High School in Anaconda, Mont. He was a three-time All-State player, averaging 18.6 points and 9 rebounds per game. Parks was also a four-year starter and president of the high school student body.

NIC also signed Scotty Stockwell, a 6-foot-2-inch guard from Post Falls High School in Post Falls, Idaho.

“We are very excited with the group of student-athletes that we have signed at this point,” said Head Men's Basketball Coach Jared Phay. “They are all coming from very successful programs and they are proven winners who can compete in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. We focused on getting the best available players in the northwest and I think we did that.” 

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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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