Manor College Men’s Basketball Named 7th Seed in USCAA National Championship Tournament

The Blue Jays finished their season at 12-6. They’ll face Bryant & Stratton College – Buffalo on March 10.

Manor College's Men's Basketball Team

For the second time in three years, Manor College’s Men’s Basketball team is headed to the USCAA National Championship Tournament.

“It feels great,” senior captain Eddie Fortescue, Jr. (Blue Bell, PA/Wissahickon High School) said. “It’s a great experience for the whole team. We get to travel to Virginia and hopefully get some business done.” 

The Blue Jays were named the seventh seed in the USCAA National Championship Tournament. They’ll take on Bryant & Stratton College – Buffalo on Sunday, March 10 at 5 p.m. from Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Virginia.

This is the Blue Jays second appearance in the USCAA National Championship. The team was the third seed in the 2021 National Tournament. 

The 2023-24 season became a season of highlights for the Blue Jays. They finished the season 12-6, including a 6-2 record in the Eastern States Athletic Conference. Their record includes two overtime wins and a must watch buzzer-beater victory over rival Bucks County Community College. 

Newcomer Manny Roach (Medford, NJ/Life Center Academy), a freshman shooting guard who is fourth in the USCAA in scoring averaging 19.9 points per game, is the leading scorer for the team.

“It feels good, especially being a freshman, my first year playing college basketball,” Roach said. “Going down there is one thing, but we have to go down there and compete. Of course, the end goal is to bring home a national championship.”

The team achieved individual success as well. Roach was named the USCAA Division 1 Player of the Week for January 30 – February 6. Cheikh Diagne, a sophomore forward from Northeast High School, received the same award three weeks later. 

The Blue Jays return to the court on Sunday. To watch all the action, visit the USCAA Sports Network to watch the full tournament.

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