MCAC Men's Basketball Players-of-the-Week

MCAC Men's Basketball Players-of-the-Week

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Teams from around the Minnesota College Athletic Conference entered the middle of January with an eye towards the NJCAA post-season as several impactful contests took place last week around the state.  The top performers in those MCAC contests have earned MCAC Player-of-the-Week in their respective Divisions for the week ending Sunday, January 13. 

MCAC Northern Division 



Chris Buckley     

Soph. / Guard 

Coon Rapids, MN


Chris Buckley, a sophomore guard at Central lakes College from Coon Rapids, Minnesota has been tabbed as the Player-of-the-Week in the Northern Division. 

In a pair of MCAC victories, Buckley tallied 49 total points on 19-of-33 shooting, including a 3-for-3 effort from the foul line and 6-for-13 three point shooting.  In 51 minutes of work, Buckley had six assists and six steals. 

Central Lakes and Buckley will next be in action when they take on Vermilion Community College on Wednesday, January 16. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm in Ely. 











MCAC Southern Division 


Jalen Dunlap 

Soph. / Guard

Houston, TX


Jalen Dunlap averaged over 30 points a game in two key MCAC Southern Division match-ups this past week for Anoka-Ramsey and has earned MCAC Southern Division Player-of-the-Week for his efforts. 

In leading the Golden Rams to a win over nationally-ranked SCTCC and logging 43 minutes in a two-point overtime loss to MnWest, Dunlap scored 61 total points.  The sophomore guard from Houston, Texas averaged 2.5 steals a game and hauled in seven total rebounds for the week. 

ARCC is currently 1-1 in league play and are 8-7 overall in 2018-19.  The Golden Rams will face off against M State-Fergus Falls on Wednesday, January 16.  Tip-off is set for 7:30pm



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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.