SCF Basketball Headlines
July 3, 2012
Big turn out at Hal Chasey Gym for inaugural Suncoast Exposure Basketball Camp
BRADENTON,FL- A crowd formed at Hal Chasey Gymnasium for the inaugural Suncoast Exposure Basketball Camp, Saturday June 30th. Over 40 high school and college student-athletes gathered at SCF to gain exposure and potential scholarships. The showcase was held in front of many college and university level coaches including SCF's very own Head Basketball coach Brock Erickson. Also in attendance was the biggest recruiting website evaluator for the state of Florida. Eric Wallace from Floridahoops.com assisted in the evaluations of over 45 student athletes. Players from New York, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Georgia and as far as Senegal, Africa came to Bradenton,FL to compete against other aspiring college athletes. Future Suncoast Exposure Basketball camps will be held in fall, spring, and summer. Please check the SCF Men's Basketball website for details.
June 28, 2012
Suncoast Basketball College Exposure Showcase, 6/30/12
June 20, 2012
Isaiah Williams (Newark,NJ) commits to SCF Basketball for 2012-13
BRADENTON,Fla- SCF Basketball adds impact transfer, Isaiah Williams, to the 2012-13 squad. Head Coach Brock Erickson landed the 6'6" Williams out of Newark, NJ.
June 18, 2012
SCF Basketball coach Brock Erickson signs Terry Turner (Scranton,PA)
BRADENTON,Fla.- SCF Men’s basketball coach, Brock Erickson, has announced the signing of Terry Turner. Turner is a 6’7 wing forward who verbally committed to Rider University (NJ), a division one school in the MAAC conference. He capped of a stellar career averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds in his senior season. He finished as Scranton High School’s all time leading scorer and rebounder with 1,586 points and 840 rebounds. Turner was a member of the Spanish Club and the Peer Mediation Group. Terry comes from a strong basketball bloodline. Both his mother and father played college basketball. His mother, Felicia, is in the Massachusetts Basketball Hall of Fame, was named the National Junior College player of the year at Lackawanna College, and finished her career at Bradley University. Coach Erickson commented on the addition of Turner, “I am elated to welcome Terry as a new member of the SCF family. Terry is a versatile player capable of playing multiple positions. He is a rangy 6-7 athlete who will be a difficult match up for opponents because of his length and ability to handle the basketball. Terry will make an immediate impact here at the college both on and off the floor. He is a great player and an even better person.”
April 26, 2012
SCF Names Brock Erickson to Head Basketball Post
Bradenton, Fla., April 26, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has named Brock Erickson as the SCF men’s basketball head coach. He assumes his position immediately. Erickson’s coaching experience spans 11 years as an assistant coach that includes seven years in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I. "I am thrilled to be a part of the State College of Florida family, and I thank SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner and Matt Ennis for giving me the opportunity to serve as the SCF men’s basketball head coach. We are committed to being the hardest playing team in the country, and we want to establish a culture of doing things the right way on and off the court," Erickson said.
March 12, 2012
Two SCF basketball players earn First Team All-Conference honors, Odi Onyekachukwu and Denzel Myers
The State College of Florida basketball team landed two players on the Suncoast First Team All-Conference list. Odi Onyekachukwu and Denzel Myers earned first team spots. Elias Gutierrez and Giannis Stavriandis were honored with second team selections. The freshman from South Carolina, Denzel Myers, led the Manatees in scoring and assists. He averaged 12.4 points and 1.9 assists per game. Sophomore, Odi Onyekachukwu, averaged 10.9 points per game and led the team with a 55.4 shooting percentage.
February 27, 2012
SCF shoots lights out from long range to advance in tourney play (Bradenton Herald)
by Alan Dell- Bradenton Herald TAMPA State College of Florida men’s basketball coach Joe Whelton told his players a win at the right time can cure a season full of ills. The Manatees took their coach’s words to heart and rolled to an 81-56 victory over host Hillsborough Community College on Saturday in the Suncoast Conference tournament opener. The victory sends SCF (7-18) to Polk State College on Monday with the winner qualifying for the state tournament that begins March 7 at Chipola College, The Manatees were on fire from long range and dominated the glass, outrebounding Hillsborough 41-22 while holding a 21-7 advantage on the offensive boards. Palmetto High product Reggie Baity was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, and Ryan Steed canned 5 of 8 3-point attempts as they blistered the nets from long range. Baity finished with 17 points, and Steed had 15.
February 27, 2012
SCF's basketball season ends in disappointing loss to Polk State College
WINTER HAVEN The State College of Florida men’s basketball team was hoping to erase a season full of woe and disappointment. Instead a lot of the problems the Manatees encountered throughout the year surfaced as they dropped a 72-56 decision to host Polk State College Monday night in the Suncoast Conference Tournament championship game. The victory sends the Eagles (18-13) to the Florida Junior College State Tournament next week in Marianna. It ends the season for the Manatees (7-19), who were hoping to become the conference Cinderella team and earn a trip under first-year coach Joe Whelton.
February 25, 2012
Men's basketball gets shot at redemption
BRADENTON -- When Joe Whelton took over the State College of Florida men’s basketball program prior to the season, he was told the experience would be unlike any other. The warnings might have seemed a little unusual to the casual fan, considering Whelton had coached professional basketball overseas for nearly three decades. Unfortunately, they proved true. But Whelton says he has learned enough to change the culture of the program. The SCF team that plays its Suncoast Conference Tournament opener today on the road against Hillsborough Community College hardly resembles the squad Whelton envisioned before the season began.
February 25, 2012
SCF beats HCC 81-56 in post-season play
TAMPA- SCF Basketball beat HCC in the first round of playoffs 81-56. Odi Onyekachukwu had 18 points, Reggie Baity 17, and Ryan Steed added 15. This gave SCF the chance to compete in the Suncoast Conference Tournament Final. The Manatees will play PSC in Winter Haven Monday at 7pm. One win against Polk State College will give the Manatees a ticket to the FSCAA State Tournament.
February 20, 2012
SCF rise up and beat Polk, 63-51
MANATEE -- Decimated by off-the-court issues and injuries, the State College of Florida men’s basketball team has endured a season to forget. But in their home regular season finale, the Manatees gave themselves something to remember when they sprung a 63-51 victory on Polk State College. The triumph avenged two losses to the Vikings (17-12 and 5-3 Suncoast Conference) and gave the Manatees (2-6, 6-17) hope as they prepare for the postseason. SCF plays Hillsborough on Feb. 25 in the conference tournament opener, and the winner will be at Polk for the right to qualify for the state tournament. The Manatees are at Hillsborough on Wednesday; the winner secures home court for their first-round tournament game.
February 6, 2012
BK drops to St. Pete, 72-69
February 5, 2012
SCF keeps it close, comes up short against St. Pete 72-69
Denzel Myers scored 22 points for the State College of Florida basketball team in a 72-69 loss to St. Petersburg College in Suncoast Conference play Saturday night.
February 4, 2012
Myers' buzzer beater gives SCF 2OT conference win over HCC
Denzel Myers hit the game-winning shot for the State College of Florida basketball team to give the Manatees a 71-70 double-overtime victory over Hillsborough CC in Tampa Wednesday night.
January 26, 2012
SCF Basketball drops first conference match up to Polk State, 66-58
The State College of Florida held Polk State College off for awhile, but could not finish down the stretch. The Manatees scored 25 points over the final 20 minutes in a 66-58 loss to the Eagles in the Suncoast Conference opener for both schools Wednesday night.
January 21, 2012
SCF Basketball Falls to IMG in OT
January 15, 2012
SCF beats Webber
STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 83, WEBBER INTERNATIONAL (JV) 65 -- Eric Hallowell scored 19 points and Reggie Baity put up 16 as the Manatees rolled to a victory. Odi Onyekachukwe added 14 points. Giannis Seurianidis (13) and Kavris Jackson (11) were also in double figures. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/01/15/3792480/local-roundup-bruins-blank-st.html#storylink=cpy
January 14, 2012
SCF Basketball Wins 2 in a Row, SCF 83 - WIU 65
The SCF basketball team won its’ second straight game with an 83-65 victory over Webber International University JV Saturday afternoon.
December 3, 2011
SCF Falls to FSCJ 58-57
A 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left cost the State College of Florida a victory Saturday night. Aaron Harrison hit the trey to give Florida State College at Jacksonville a 58-57 victory at Hal Chasey Gymnasium.
November 26, 2011
Manatees Lose Late Against Palm Beach State College
The Manatees hosted Palm Beach State College (8-0), ranked No. 5 in the nation, and gave the Panthers all they could handle. Palm Beach escaped with an 81-79 win on a tip-in basket with one second left in regulation.
November 24, 2011
Manatees fall to FSCJ in OT
A 3-point basket with three seconds left in regulation for host Florida State College at Jacksonville saved the Stars. The Manatees were outscored 10-6 in the extra session and lost 68-64
November 16, 2011
SCF drops to #4 ranked Santa Fe, 72-58
GAINESVILLE,FL- The SCF Basketball team traveled to face the Santa Fe College Saints in a non-conference contest. The Manatees lost 72-58 after leading at the half 29-25. SCF continued to fight off SFC through the two-minute warning. SCF was only down 63-58 but allowed 9 unanswered points to end the game.
November 10, 2011
SCF Basketball Starts Season with Victory
SCF overcame at 15-point halftime deficit to defeat the College of Central Florida in the home opener at Hal Chasey Gymnasium Wednesday night. The Manatees opened the season with an 82-78 win. Anthony Prescott led the Manatees with 22 points.
October 31, 2011
Basketball to Host SCF Classic Nov. 11-13th
The Manatees will host the 2011 SCF Basketball Classic, presented by Martz Group. The three day tournament will take place at Hal Chasey Gymnasium, on the SCF Bradenton Campus. The Classis will showcase eight talented junior college and prepatory school basketball teams from across the nation.
October 31, 2011
SCF Basketball to Webcast all Home Games Live!
SCF Basketball will be the first of the five sports to have audio commentary webcasted for all home games.
October 28, 2011
SCF Basketball 2011-12 Season Preview
State College of Florida basketball coach Joe Whelton has been encouraged by how his team has worked together in preparation for the upcoming season. The first-year head coach of the Manatees believes staying together will be the key to a successful season.
October 25, 2011
Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now!
SCF Basketball season tickets on sale now! Season tickets include admission to all home games including all day admission to the SCF Classic Tournament.