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Small College Basketball | February 15, 2020

Small College Basketball announces 50-player watchlist

The CIAA celebrates 75 years of memorable moments and iconic student-athletes

Kansas City, MOย โ€”ย Small College Basketball and the National Awards Committee are excited to announce the Top 50 watch list for the 2020 Bevo Francis Award. This list consists of some of the top players from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA.

HISTORY:ย Francis highlights the best single-seasons in DII lore

John McCarthy โ€” founder of Small College Basketball โ€” had this to say about this yearโ€™s Top 50 watch list:

"Congratulations to the 50 players that have made the Bevo Francis Watch List. What an accomplishment. These players are breaking records and surpassing major milestones for teams that are in the midst of fantastic seasons. Knowing that these players have been chosen from over 1,100 schools โ€” and over 15,000 players that are playing college basketball at the small college levelsย  โ€” this is truly an elite group of players.โ€

REMEMBERING FRANCIS:ย A look back at his career

The Clarence โ€œBevoโ€ Francis Award is presented annually to the player who has had the finest overall season within Small College Basketball. Considerations will be season statistics and individual achievements, awards, personal character and team achievements. This is an incredibly prestigious award, as this award will only be given to one player within Small College Basketball per season.

The 2020 season marks the fifth year of the Bevo Francis Award. Past winners include Dominez Burnett of Davenport University in 2016, Justin Pitts of Northwest Missouri State University in 2017, Emanuel Terry of Lincoln Memorial University in 2018, and Aston Francis of Wheaton College in 2019.

On March 15th, the list will be reduced to the Top 25 Players. On April 4th, the finalist of this yearโ€™s award will be announced, followed by the Bevo Francis Award winner being crowned on April 6th. To stay up to date on all things Small College Basketball, please head to

Name Height Year School
DeQuan Abrom 6โ€™5โ€ Sr. Belmont Abbey
Jubie Alade 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. St. Johnโ€™s (MN)
Buzz Anthony 5โ€™11โ€ Jr. Randolph-Macon
Dalton Bolon 6โ€™4โ€ Jr.. West Liberty
Tyler Borchers 6โ€™7โ€ Sr. Morningside
Brian Cameron 6โ€™1โ€ Sr. Wesley (DE)
Chris Coffey 6โ€™7โ€ Sr. Georgetown
Ben College 6โ€™1โ€ Sr. Whitworth
Booker Coplin 6โ€™3โ€ Sr. Augsburg
Eljay Cowherd 6โ€™0โ€ Sr. Georgetown
Romeo Crouch 6โ€™3โ€ Jr. Embry-Riddle
Trevion Crews 6โ€™0โ€ Jr. Bethel (IN)
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly 6โ€™6โ€ Jr. Providence (MT)
Derrick DeVries 6โ€™5โ€ Sr. Calvin
Jhonathan Dunn 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. Southern Nazarene
Micah Elan 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. Pomona-Pitzer
Mitchell Fink 6โ€™1โ€ Sr. Oregon Tech
Jordan Floyd 6โ€™2โ€ Sr. King (TN)
Parker Fox 6โ€™8โ€ So. Northern State
Adam Fravert 6โ€™8โ€ Sr. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Mark Gordon 6โ€™5โ€ Sr. Keiser
Qua Grant 6โ€™1โ€ So. West Texas A&M
Clay Guillozet 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. Valdosta State
Brett Hanson 6โ€™2โ€ Sr. Florida Southern
Ryan Hawkins 6โ€™7โ€ Jr. Northwest Missouri State
Ty Hoglund 6โ€™3โ€ Sr. Dakota Wesleyan
Trevor Hudgins 6โ€™1โ€ So. Northwest Missouri State
Gabriel Leifer 6โ€™5โ€ Sr. Yeshiva
DeVaughn Mallory 6โ€™7โ€ Sr. Jefferson
Kyle Mangas 6โ€™3โ€ Jr. Indiana Wesleyan
Paul Marandet 6โ€™0โ€ Sr. Spring Arbor
Cam Martin 6โ€™9โ€ Jr. Missouri Southern
Justin Martin 5โ€™9โ€ Sr. Multnomah
Mark Matthews 6โ€™6โ€ Sr. Nova Southeastern
Selom Mawugbe 6โ€™10โ€ Sr. Azusa Pacific
Courvoisier McCauley 6โ€™5โ€ So. Lincoln Memorial
Damek Mitchell 5โ€™9โ€ Jr. Lewis-Clark (ID)
Deshawn Munson 6โ€™4โ€ Jr. Harris-Stowe
Joel Murray 6โ€™0โ€ So. West Texas A&M
Brandon Myer 6โ€™7โ€ Sr. Minnesota Duluth
Nic Reed 6โ€™5โ€ Sr. Olivet Nazarene
Jake Rhode 5โ€™11โ€ Jr. Elmhurst
Tyrell Roberts 5โ€™11โ€ So. UC San Diego
Jake Ross 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. Springfield (MA)
Nate Schimonitz 6โ€™4โ€ Sr. Nebraska Wesleyan
Andrew Sischo 6โ€™9โ€ Jr. Daemen
Tim Soares 6โ€™10โ€ Sr. The Masterโ€™s
Ashton Spears 6โ€™2โ€ Sr. St. Edwardโ€™s
Jared Wagner 6โ€™1โ€ Sr. York (PA)
Nate West 5โ€™10โ€ Sr. LeTournea

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