Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SC Men's Basketball Announces 2015 Summer Camp Dates

With summer right around the corner, the Sheridan Men's Basketball team has announced their 2015 Men's Basketball Summer Camp dates. The camp will take place from June 8-11 from 8 AM to 12 PM each day.

The camp is for all boys from kindergarten to the 10th grade. The camp costs $100, and campers can preregister with a $50 deposit and $50 when the camp starts, or they can register 30 minutes prior to the camp and pay in full.

The SC men's basketball camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players to work on their fundamentals and interact with Sheridan College staff and players. Each camper will receive a camp basketball, a camp t-shirt, motivational handouts, an individual workout packet, and a written individual assessment at the end of the camp.

For more information, please contact head coach Matt Hammer at 307-674-6446 ext. 4000 or

Go Generals!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SC Men’s Hoops Travel to Gillette

The Sheridan College Men’s Basketball team will head to Gillette tonight to take on the Pronghorns of Gillette College. Both teams went 2-0 this weekend by beating Casper College and Western Wyoming. Those wins helped the Generals improve to a 15-4 overall record, while Gillette College is currently sitting at 16-4. Both teams are exciting to watch, and it should be a very good game.

Gillette College has a variety of different scoring weapons. They are led by Lorenzo Bonam, who averages 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. The Pronghorns score 99 points per game as a team, and currently six different players are averaging double figures.

Currently, Jamir Andrews and Pablo Rivas are leading the way for the Generals, by averaging 18 points per game and 15 points per game, respectively. 

During the last outing, the Generals knocked off #14 Gillette 87-85, and ended their 19 game winning streak. The game will be played at 7:30 PM at Campbell County High School South Campus. Come out and support if you are in the area.

Go Generals!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers at Highland Park Elementary

             In the month of November, the men’s basketball team made a few visits to Highland Park Elementary School to be involved with a couple different classrooms. The first time, the Generals visited Meagan Dow’s 2nd grade class. The students took turns interviewing the men’s basketball players and practicing their reading lessons. Please see the link below for a video of one student interviewing freshman forward Tre McCallum.

                Different members from the basketball team visited Kerri Parr-Cook’s music class, where they sang Christmas songs to help prepare the children for their annual Christmas recital. With all the music and singing, a dance battle broke out between one student and sophomore forward Bennie Lufile. The link to the video is posted below.

                The Sheridan College Men’s Basketball team would like to be involved as much as possible with the Sheridan community. If you know of any volunteer opportunities for our student-athletes, please contact Tom Parks at 307-674-6446 ext. 4003 or

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Generals Pick Up Two Wins to Improve to 10-2

Photo by Mike Pruden from The Sheridan Press
The Sheridan College men’s basketball team improved to 10-2 this weekend as they beat Dakota College at Bottineau and Western Nebraska Community College. Friday night, the Generals faced Dakota College, where they won 110-68. Seven players scored in double figures, and Kyi Thomas and Pablo Rivas led the team with 22 points and 19 points, respectively. The team got off to a great start, and they led by 21 points at half time. The Generals also did a great job rebounding, and they outrebounded the Lumberjacks by 13.

Saturday night, Sheridan College took on a Region IX South opponent in Western Nebraska Community College out of Scottsbluff, NE. It was a close fought battle, but the Generals finished on top by a score of 86-81. Five players scored in double figures, and Tre McCallum ended with a team-high 16 points. Pablo Rivas grabbed 14 rebounds, which helped the team win the rebounding battle for the second consecutive night.

The team will be playing their last two home games before Christmas break this Friday and Saturday at 7 PM both nights. As always, the games will be played in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome on the campus of Sheridan College. If you are in the area, come out support and get your last look at the Generals before January!

Go Generals!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SC Men’s Hoops Puts on "First Whistle" Event for Sheridan Recreation and YMCA

On October 18th, 2014 the entire Sheridan College Men’s Basketball Team helped Sheridan Recreation with their annual First Whistle youth camp. The hour long camp is designed to get the community excited about youth basketball, and it also gives parents a chance to sign their children up for youth teams.

There was a great turnout for the event, which was held at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The whole men’s team including players and coaches put the kids through lots of drills to help develop fundamentals. Each kid had the opportunity to interact with the players throughout the camp. Overall, it was a very nice event, and the Generals felt honored to be a part of a community event.

The men’s basketball team will be holding their own holiday camp on January 3rd, from 9AM-12PM at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The cost is $50, and each camper will receive motivational handouts, individual workout material, a camp basketball, and a signed team poster. To register, please call assistant coach Tom Parks at 307-674-6446 ext. 4003 or arrive at 8AM on the day of the camp.

Go Generals!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SC Generals Knock Off Wyoming All Stars

The SC Generals Men's Basketball team took on an all-star squad comprised of 7 former college basketball players on Tuesday, November 18th at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.  The All-Stars came out on fire as they were able to connect on seven 3-pointers in the first half.  Going into the break, the Generals held a close lead 42-40.

After giving up 40 first half points, the Generals picked up their intensity on the defensive end, only giving up 5 field goals in the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, and cruising to a 110-69 victory.

The Generals had 5 players in double figures, while every General that played scored at least 5 points.  Leading the way was freshman forward, Tre McCallum with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Sophomore guard, Jamir Andrews helped the cause as he finished with 18 points, 15 of them coming in the 2nd half.  Tyler Hopkins, freshman point guard from Palm Coast, FL, came off the bench and added 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Freshmen, Pablo Rivas and Terrell Butler chipped in with 13 and 11 points respectively.

With the win, the Generals move to 6-2 on the season, and head to Casper College this weekend to take on Planet Athlete Prep out of Arizona on Friday.  On Saturday, the Generals take on Region IX foe, Eastern Wyoming.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jamir Andrews and RaVonn “PJ” Posey Sign National Letters of Intent

Photo by Mike Pruden from The Sheridan Press
On Wedensday, November 12th, two men’s basketball players signed to play at the NCAA Division 1 level. Jamir Andrews (Dublin, CA) signed with Bowling Green State University of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Jamir was highly recruited after a solid freshman year where he averaged 12.3 points per game, while shooting over 40% from three. So far this year, Jamir has averaged 20.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. When asked why Jamir chose Bowling Green, he said, “I chose Bowling Green State University because I know I can thrive and win there.”

PJ Posey (Milwaukee, WI) signed his letter of intent to play at Cal State University – Bakersfield, who participates in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). PJ has been a big part of the Generals success over his time in Sheridan. As a freshman, he led the team in field goal percentage, while shooting 58% from the floor. So far this season, Posey has started all contests, and he is averaging 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. PJ was very excited to sign his LOI, and he said, “My whole life went into that piece of paper that I signed on Wednesday.”

“We are very excited for both Jamir and PJ to sign with NCAA Division 1 schools. It is very rewarding to see two young men work hard on and off the court to achieve their dreams. We truly believe they chose schools that will be a great fit for them,” said Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer.

Go Generals!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Generals to Face Nationally Ranked Team Opening Weekend

The SC men’s basketball team finished up their last exhibition game against Black Hills State University this past Saturday. The Generals trailed at half time, but fought back in the second half and won the game. This game was one of five exhibition games played in the preseason to help the team prepare for the start of the regular season.

The men’s squad opens up against Great Falls JV on Friday, October 31s at 8PM in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. On Saturday, the Generals face #21 North Idaho. Both games will be live streamed (link below), but we encourage everyone in the community to come out and support the team!

Photo credit to Mike Pruden at the Sheridan Press.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Men's Basketball Participates in Annual Midnight Madness Event

Generals Nation,

Last night, Sheridan College had their annual Midnight Madness event at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The night was dedicated to the all the student-athletes at Sheridan College, who put in extra time and effort every day in the classroom and in their sport. All sports were recognized including men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, rodeo, and men’s and women’s basketball. The event had many interactive games and prizes for all the students, and it also gave each team a chance to interact with the whole student body.

Each member of the men’s basketball team was introduced to the crowd. Following introductions, the men’s and women’s basketball team had a freshman vs. sophomore scrimmage. Directly after the scrimmage, Kyi Thomas, Bennie Lufile, and Pablo Rivas took the floor for a dunk contest. Each member threw down some impressive dunks, but Kyi stole the show after he jumped over the emcee. The crowd was very enthusiastic, and it was a great night for the whole athletics program at Sheridan College.

Please view the YouTube clip below for highlights from the night. All the photo credits go to Mike at The Sheridan Press.

Go Generals!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Men’s Basketball Team Rolls Past Medicine Hat College (Canada)

Generals Nation,

The men’s basketball team had their first test on Saturday night, as they faced Medicine Hat College from Canada. This was the first time the 2014-15 team was on the court together in a game setting. After a slow start, the Generals were sparked by defensive intensity and transition baskets. The Generals showed some strengths, and also showed many things that still need some work. At the half, Sheridan College was up 48-31, and sophomore guard Jamir Andrews led the team with 11 points. A few minutes into the second half, the team turned it up defensively and set the tempo for the rest of the game. Sheridan College got the win with a final score of 92-61. Sophomore guard Kyi Thomas and freshman forward Pablo Rivas paced the Generals with 17 points each. Sophomore forward Bennie Lufile added 15 points. Three players were out with injuries for the Generals, including Preston Wells (knee), Jevon Griffin (ankle), and Tredarius McCallum (finger).

The Generals continue their exhibition game schedule this Saturday, October 18th, at the Casper College Jamboree. They take on Western Nebraska Community College at 12:30 PM and Little Big Horn College at 4:30 PM. Thanks to all the fans for your support, and we are looking forward to the upcoming season.

Go Generals!

Monday, July 28, 2014

SC Generals 14-15 MBB Schedule Announced!

The Generals are excited to announce our 2014-15 MBB Schedule! We have a couple of final pieces that we're still working on, but here is where we're at right now.

We'll be at the Casper Jamboree as one of our four Exhibition Dates, and have a great non-conference schedule, featuring games vs. NJCAA powerhouses North Idaho, Northeastern Junior College (Sterling, CO), North Dakota State College of Science, Western Nebraska, Laramie County (WY) (twice), Eastern Wyoming, Dakota College and several others before Region 9 North play begins in early January!

Should be an exciting year with the North Region 9 regular season winner hosting the entire tourney, and 2 Automatic Bids on the line to Hutch (both teams that advance to the Region 9 Tournament Title will make qualify this year for the National Tourney in Hutch).

2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule: Sheridan College 
Date Opponent Time Location
TBA Exhibition TBA TBA TBA
10/11/2014 Medicine Hat College (Canada) - exhibition 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
10/18/2014 Jamboree @ Casper College (exhibition) TBA Casper, WY
10/25/2014 Black Hills State University Exhibition TBA Sheridan, WY
10/31/2014 Holiday Inn - Western Wyo vs. North Idaho 12:00 PM Sheridan, WY
10/31/2014 Holiday Inn - SC vs Great Falls JV 8:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/1/2014 Holiday Inn - Western Wyo vs. Great Falls JV 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/1/2014 Holiday Inn - SC vs. North Idaho 7:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/4/2014 Laramie County Community College 7:30PM Sheridan, WY
11/7/2014 Snow Tourney vs. Impact Academy (NV) 5:00 PM Ephraim, Utah
11/8/2014 Snow Tourney vs. Snow 4:00 PM Ephraim, Utah
11/14/2014 Best Western - Miles vs. NJC 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/14/2014 Best Western - SC vs. Presentation JV 7:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/15/2014 Best Western - Miles vs. Presentation JV 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/15/2014 Best Western - SC vs. NJC 7:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/18/2014 Vs. TBA TBA Sheridan, WY
11/21/2014 Casper Trny vs. Planet Athlete Prep (AZ) TBA Casper, WY
11/22/2014 Casper Trny vs. Eastern Wyoming 3:30 PM Casper, WY
11/28/2014 Lions Club - LBHC vs. Western Nebraska 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/28/2014 Lions Club - SC vs Dakota College 7:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/29/2014 Lions Club - LBHC vs. Dakota College 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
11/29/2014 Lions Club Tourney - SC vs. WNCC 7:00 PM Sheridan, WY
12/5/2014 SC Invitational - Central Wyo vs. NDSCS 5:30 PM Sheridan, WY
12/5/2014 SC Invitational - SC vs. Wyoming All Stars 7:30 PM Sheridan, WY
12/6/2014 SC Invitational - Central Wyo vs. Wyo All Stars 3:00 PM Sheridan, WY
12/6/2014 SC Invitational - SC vs. NDSCS 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
12/12/2014 Laramie County Community College 7:00 PM Cheyenne, WY
1/5/2015 Malmstrom Air Force Base 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
1/9/2015 Northwest College 7:30 PM Powell, WY
1/10/2015 Central Wyoming College 5:00 PM Riverton, WY
1/16/2015 Casper College 7:30 PM Sheridan, WY
1/17/2015 Western Wyoming Community College 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
1/20/2015 Gillette College 7:30 PM Gillette, WY
1/24/2015 Little Big Horn College 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
1/30/2015 Western Wyoming Community College 7:30 PM Rock Springs, WY
1/31/2015 Casper College 5:00 PM Casper, WY
2/6/2015 Central Wyoming College 7:30 PM Sheridan, WY
2/7/2015 Northwest College 5:00 PM Sheridan, WY
2/12/2015 Miles Community College 7:30 PM Sheridan, WY
2/14/2015 Little Big Horn College 5:00 PM Crow Agency, MT
2/17/2015 Gillette College 7:30 PM Sheridan, WY
2/21/2014 Miles Community College 5:00 PM Miles City, MT
2/28/2015 Region 9 Round 1 TBA High seed host
March 5-7 Region 9 Tournament TBA North Champ
TBA NJCAA National Tournament TBA Hutchinson, KS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Current SC Generals to Showcase Skills this Summer

Current SC Generals to Showcase Skills this Summer

There will be four Sheridan College Generals men's basketball players that will be displaying their skills this summer at multiple events around the country.  Jamir Andrews (Dublin, CA), Preston Wells (Peoria, IL) and RaVonn Posey (Milwaukee, WI) will be participating in the Mullins JC Showcase in St. Louis, MO on July 11th.  Kyi Thomas (Sacramento, CA) will be traveling to Dallas, Texas on July 19th to participate in the Mullins JC Showcase event.  

All four of these Generals will be traveling to Las Vegas, NV on July 26th & 27th to participate in the All American JUCO Showcase.  Both of these Junior College Showcases are invite-only, and will be a great opportunity for these Generals to display their talents in front of hundreds of college coaches.  Abednego Lufile (Burlington, Canada) and Rudolphe Joly (Quebec City, Canada) were also invited to both events, but are unable to attend.

SC Generals Finish Summer Youth Camps

SC Generals Finish Summer Youth Camps

The Sheridan College men's basketball program finished up their summer youth basketball camps in June.  The Generals put on a 4-day youth Day Camp at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome from June 9-12.  With 113 campers coming out to participate in the camp, this was the largest basketball camp Sheridan College has ever had.  During the four days of camp, the campers were taught about the fundamentals of the game, including; shooting, dribbling, passing, catching, and defense.  The campers learned from the SC Generals Men's Basketball staff, as well as former General and current professional player, Jarrell Crayton.

The SC Generals men's basketball team also put on the Wyoming Elite Camp on June 24th & 25th at the Golden Dome.  The Elite Camp is an invitation only camp that displays some of the best high school basketball players in Wyoming.  With a limit of only 40 campers, these young players received a great deal of one-on-one attention from the camp staff.  Along with working on the fundamentals of the game, these prep stars also took part in a lot of competitive drills and games.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

39th Annual Wyoming-Montana All Star Games Tonight in the Dome!

Sheridan College Supporters, and all Wyoming Basketball Fans –

Just a quick heads up that the 39th Annual Wyoming-Montana All Star Games will be held tonight at the Golden Dome. This is the longest running rivalry game in the state of Wyoming and should be a great event again this year.

Here are the details:

Date: TODAY!
Location: Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome
Women’s Game: 5:30pm
Men’s Game: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $5 (ages 6 & under free)

Several of the area’s standout athletes will be playing, along with all of the top players from our great state. Come out tonight to support the cause, as all proceeds help to benefit our Sheridan College Booster Club!

See you in a few hours!

Coach Smiley 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Crayton Heading to Germany

After leading Thor AK to a 13-5 record and a 3rd place finish in the Icelandic 1st Division, former SC General Jarrell Crayton has signed a new professional contract with the Seawolfs in the Pro B division in Germany.
This past season with Thor AK, Jarrell led the team with 20.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game.  For his efforts, Jarrell was named to the 1st Division's All-1st Team, and to the All-Import Team.  Jarrell was also named the Icelandic 1st Division "Center of the Year."  Best of luck to Jarrell in Germany!

Idris Signs new Pro Contract in Belgium

We're excited to announce that former SC General standout Lasisi Idris has signed a new professional contract with Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the Belgium-Ethias League.  Idris will be joining a team that finished 2nd place with a record of 25-11 in the 1st Division, as well as a semi-final appearance in the playoffs of the top league in Belgium.

Last season while playing in the 2nd Division with Sint-Jan, Idris finished as the 5th leading scorer in the league with 19 points per game.  He helped lead Sint-Jan to a 25-5 record and an appearance in the semi-finals of the playoffs.  For his efforts, Idris was named to the All-Domestic 1st Team of the 2nd Division.  Generals Nation wishes Idris the best of luck with his new team!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SC Generals Guard Jeff Amazan Commits to Fresno Pacific

The SC Generals are pleased to announce that 6'4" guard Jeff Amazan has committed to play for NCAA D2 Fresno Pacific and head coach Chris Wright.  Jeff, a Boston native, played a big part in the success of Generals basketball this past season, helping Sheridan College to a 27-6 record.

Jeff started 16 games this season for the Generals while averaging over 20 minutes a game.  As a bigger guard, 6'3.5" and 205 pounds, Jeff used that size advantage averaging 10.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.  Jeff had multiple games with double digit points and 8+ rebounds, including a 17 point and 9 rebound effort against Eastern Wyoming.  Jeff also had 14 points and 8 rebounds (6 offensive) in a home victory over Gillette College.

Coach Smiley's comments: "Jeff was an extremely multi-dimensional player in our system this season, playing anywhere from the 1-4.  His primary position is on the wing, but he can create for others, and his strength allows him to play a 3 or 4 at the next level as well.  He has the ability to get to the rim and finish, and also shoots well from 3.  He's also a great rebounding guard and really is good guarding on the ball."

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SC Generals Sign Shamir Rolle from the Bahamas

The SC Generals are excited to announce the latest addition to General Nation in Shamir Rolle, a 6'7" 210 pound standout post man from CI Gibson in Nassau, Bahamas.  Shamir played AAU for the New Providence Storm, and head coach Kevin Johnson.

This past season Shamir was the National MVP in the GSSSA regular season, averaging 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocks a game.  Shamir was also named the MVP in the National Championship game, as he led his team to the title with 9 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 blocks.  As a member of the Providence Basketball Club, Shamir led the team in rebounding and blocked shots in 2014.  While playing in the D Squad Basketball Tournament, Shamir was named to the 1st-Team All Tournament Team as he led the tournament in rebounds and blocked shots.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Shamir: “This is a big signing for our 2014-15 class, as Shamir is an athletic post that can play either the 5 or 4. I had the chance to see Shamir live a couple years ago and was really impressed with his size, strength, and most importantly, his motor. Shamir plays extremely hard, is very active on the glass and is very mobile for his size. He’s been coached extremely well by Kevin Johnson in both High School and AAU, and should have an immediate impact on our program.” 

Monday, May 19, 2014

SC Generals Soph Post Taylor Millay commits to Mt. Marty!

The SC Generals are pleased to announce that 6'7", 260 post Taylor Millay has committed to NAIA school Mt. Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota to play for coach Andrew Baker and the Lancers.

Millay had an integral role for the Generals, amassing a combined 51 wins during his two-year career at Sheridan. As a Freshman, Millay elected to remove his redshirt during the conference season after key players Tate Stensgaard and Isaac Oeltjen went down with season-ending injuries, and helped SC claim a share of the Region 9 North Regular Season Title. As a Sophomore, Taylor helped SC win 27 games and advance to the Region 9 Final Four before the Generals were knocked out by the host school, NJC.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Taylor: "We're really happy for Taylor and his commitment to play at Mt. Marty. This has been a long and at times frustrating process for Taylor, because he didn't get to consistently play the minutes that he deserved during his time on campus. Taylor was worthy of playing big minutes, but was stuck in a position with 3 other post players and at times there just weren't minutes available. Even with that as a hindrance, Taylor was always a team-first guy, and was always ready when his number was called upon. I told Taylor that this year would be his most frustrating year, and I truly believe he will have a huge impact at Mt. Marty and play big minutes his last two years."

Millay is the 6th General to move on this year, joining Iakeem Alston (St. Bonaventure), Fred Dure (Arkansas State), Kaileb Rodriguez (Nevada), Josh Adeyeye (Jacksonville U), and Tate Hilgenkamp (Black Hills State U).

Matt Hammer Accepts Generals Head Assistant Spot!

Matt Hammer comes to Sheridan College from Saginaw Valley State University (MI) where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach to both the men's & women's basketball coaching staffs. While at SVSU, Hammer helped lead the Lady Cardinals to back-to-back GLIAC Quarterfinals appearances in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Also at SVSU, Hammer helped coach two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference "Freshman of the Year" award winners in Emily Wendling and CJ Turnage.

Prior to his time at SVSU, Hammer spent two years at Aberdeen Central High School in South Dakota where he wwas the assistant coach to Brent Norberg. Before that, Hammer was a Graduate Assistant for two seasons at his alma mater of Northern State University under coaching legend Don Meyer.

Prior to entering the coaching field, Hammer played professionally for FSU in Selfoss, Iceland for one season after completing his outstanding career at Northern State. While at NSU, he was named to the 2005 Daktronics DII North Central Region First Team. He also became just the second member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to be named Player of the Year and NSIC Tournament MVP in the same season. He left Northern State ranked 13th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,686 points. Hammer prepped at Elkton High School in South Dakota where he was named Mr. Basketball in 2002. Matt received his Bachelor of Science and Physical Education from Northern State in 2007, while also completing his Masters in Health, Physical Eduation, and Coaching at NSU in 2010.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Matt: “Matt has been a personal friend and former teammate of mine, and I’ve followed his career ever since he finished his playing days years ago. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with our guys from both a coaching and playing perspective, and his enthusiasm and professionalism will be infectious amongst our team and in our department. He also will be able to bring new ideas to the court, and a new network of recruiting from his overseas experiences and his connections in the Midwest from recruiting around the Detroit – Cleveland – Indianapolis – Cleveland areas recently. When our Assistant Position opened up, Matt was the type of person and coach that fit into all of the criteria that I was looking for.”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Generals Sign Elite Forward Pablo Rivas out of Phoenix, AZ!

The Generals are pleased to announce the signing of elite forward Pablo Rivas to the 2014-15 Recruiting Class! Pablo is a 6'6" combo forward out of Phoenix, Arizona, prepping at Cesar Chavez High School and playing on the AAU Circuit for Team Zona and Coach Sal Garcia.

Pablo was one of the most decorated athletes in all of Arizona during his prep career, averaging a double-double for 3 consecutive seasons, being named to the All-Arizona team (top 5 players in the entire state) as a Junior and Senior (2nd Team), All West Valley Player of the Year as a Junior, the 2014 "Promotion Athletics All Star Game MVP" in one of the state's top all star games, and helping his team to a state Final 4 Appearance as a sophomore, and a State Title Game Appearance as a junior.

As a sophomore, Rivas averaged 14 ppg, 11 rpg, and 4 bpg on a State Final 4 Team.
As a junior, Rivas bumped his scoring up to 16ppg to go with 11 rpg on a State Title Runner-up Team and broke the school record for blocks with 172.
As a senior, Rivas averaged 18 ppg, 11rpg, 2apg, 2spg, and 3bpg for Cesar Chavez high school.

For his career, Rivas amassed school records for points (1,500+) and rebounds (900+).

Coach Smiley had this to say about Pablo: "This is a big signing for our team next year, not only because of Pablo's obvious talent, but more so because of the need on our team that he fits into and because of his intangibles. Pablo is a tremendous kid with a great motor and he's very mature and worldly for his age, moving away from his home in Panama 5 years ago to pursue his dreams in the States. He'll be able to help us both on the perimeter and on the inside if needed, and will help fill the void left by sophomores Fred Dure (Arkansas State) and Josh Adeyeye (Jacksonville U) who played a similar position. Pablo fits exactly into our vision of what this position needs to entail, and we're thrilled that he's making the commitment to become a General."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SC Generals Sign Hawaiian Standout Chase Iwata Bartelme!

The Sheridan College Generals are pleased to announce the 3rd-member of our 2014-15 Recruiting Class as Chase Iwata Bartelme of Maui, Hawaii has inked his National Letter of Intent to play for the Generals next season!

Chase, a 6'2" guard, had a standout High School career at King Kekaulike, where he was a 4-year Varsity Starter and Captain, was named as a 4x League All-Star, the 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2012 State Impact Player (as he helped lead his school to their first appearance in state tournament history), 2013 State Impact Player and League MVP and helped lead his team in 2013 to their first league title in school history.

As a senior in 2014, Chase was once again named League MVP and was named to the All-State 2nd Team, while averaging 17ppg, 6 rpg, 4.5 steals per game, and 3.4 apg. For his career, Chase amassed over 1,000 Career Points. Chase is also a multi-sport athlete, currently holding the best Triple Jump distance in the entire state of Hawaii!

Coach Smiley had this to say about Chase: "We truly believe that Chase will be a great addition to our roster for next year. He has great size, strength, and athleticism and has the ability to play many different guard positions, and he is a multidimensional player that is highly-skilled. Chase will be competing for minutes right away, and will be able to help out in many different areas on the floor."

Here are some of Chase's hihglight films:
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Jr. Year:

Generals Add Douglas, WY standout Greg Vandeventer to next year's roster!

The Sheridan College Generals are pleased to announce the addition of Douglas, Wyoming standout Greg Vandeventer to the 2014-15 Roster.

Greg had a standout High School career, capped off by a senior season in which he averaged 16 ppg and 6 rpg. Some of his accomplishments during his time at Douglas HS are as follows:

  • 3-year starter
  • 3X All-Conference
  • 2X All-State 3A
  • Lead 3A East in Scoring & Rebounding during his Junior Year
  • 3-year Team MVP
  • 2-year Team Captain
Coach Smiley had this to say about Greg's addition: "Greg's addition to our roster is another big piece of building our team for next year. Greg can do a lot of things, but he can really shoot the ball and is a threat to score everywhere on the floor. He's been to several of our Elite Camps throughout his career, so he's very familiar with our program, and in turn, we're familiar with what he can bring to the table for us." 

Greg is the 4th addition to the Generals 2014-15 recruiting class, joining Jevon Griffin (Denver East), Terrell Butler (Arbor View, Las Vegas) and Chase Iwata Bartelme (King Kekaulike, Hawaii) in this year's current class. More additions to the class are expected to follow in the very near future. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sophomore Forward Josh Adeyeye signs with D1 Jacksonville U (FL)!

The Sheridan College Generals staff is pleased to announce that Sophomore Combo Forward Josh Adeyeye has signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his career at NCAA Division 1 Jacksonville University (FL) of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Adeyeye, who transferred in this past season from Washington Adventist (DC), was an integral part of the Generals successful season, averaging 11.5 PPG (3rd best on team) and a team-leading 7.6 RPG before a season-ending leg injury in late January.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Josh: "We're really excited about Josh's signing to Jacksonville. Josh embodied everything positive about college athletics, as he was a great player, teammate, student, and member in our community. Josh has had to battle through various challenges throughout his career, including his most recent setback with the leg injury, and he's always been resilient. I have no doubt that Josh will have a great final two years at Jacksonville, and will have an impact on their program, just as he did with ours."

Josh is the 5th General to sign a National Letter of Intent this year, including Iakeem Alston (St. Bonaventure, NCAA D1), Fred Dure (Arkansas State, NCAA D1), Kaileb Rodriguez (University of Nevada Reno, NCAA D1), and Tate Hilgenkamp (Black Hills State University, NCAA D2).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sophomore Tate Hilgenkamp signs at NCAA D2 Black Hills State of the RMAC!

The SC Generals are pleased to announce that Tate Hilgenkamp has accepted a scholarship offer from NCAA D2 Black Hills State University (Spearfish, SD) of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and will finish his career as a Yellowjacket.

Hilgenkamp had a solid two-year career for the Generals, and was instrumental late in this past season as he helped to lead the Generals on a 9-game winning streak after being inserted into the starting lineup. Originally from Laramie, WY, Hilgenkamp had big games in wins against nationally-ranked Gillette College, at Casper College, and during the Generals run to the Region 9 Final 4 as a starter.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Tate's commitment: "We're really excited about this signing. Tate came to Sheridan two years ago as a relatively unheralded prep player looking for an opportunity to be a part of a team and earn his way into the rotation. He worked as hard as any player we've had in the past 6 years and was always a team-first guy, even when he wasn't getting the opportunity to play significant minutes. When an opportunity arose for Tate to get major minutes late in his sophomore year, he was ready for the challenge and helped us make a big late season run. I'm happy to see that Tate has committed to play for such a solid NCAA program as Black Hills, and to play for Coach Schafer. The RMAC is one of the best D2 leagues in the country, and we're excited to see how he progresses at that level."

Monday, April 28, 2014

Generals sign elite prep guard Terrell Butler from Arbor View HS in Vegas!

The Sheridan College Generals are proud to announce the 2nd signing of their 2014 recruiting class as Terrell Butler of Arbor View HS (Las Vegas) has signed to play for SC.

Butler, a 6'3" 185 lb guard, had a standout prep career at Arbor View, helping to lead the Aggies to a 23-3 record while averaging 19 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg, 2.5 spg, and 1.5 bpg while playing on a team with several other elite players. Butler was also named Athlete of the Week, 1st Team All Tourney at the Energy Classic, MVP of the Legacy Tip-Off Tourney, 1st-Team All-Northwest Region as a Junior and Senior, finished Top 5 in career stats at Arbor View in all major categories, and was a 1,000+ scorer.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Terrell: "Terrell is a player that we've recruited all year long and we're really happy to get his commitment for next year. He had Division 1 interest for the entire season, so we feel like he's a player that will be able to step in and help right away. Terrell can play multiple guard spots and is a natural scorer with a great frame that is college-ready. His athleticism should make him a great defender as he progresses in our system. He played on a very successful and well-coached high school team which will help tremendously with his learning curve in the fall."

Highlight film 1 ScoutsFocus Showcase:
Highlight film 2 Jr Year, Arbor View:

Butler is the second player to sign for the Genearls, joining standout Denver East guard Jevon Griffin in this year's recruiting class.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SC Generals - Available Sophomores

Sheridan College Available Sophomores

Coaches, as the season winds down, we wanted to send you some information on our available sophomores that are still open to recruitment.
We have four sophomores that are still very open to recruitment at this point in time, that we wanted to highlight. Several of these players aren’t getting as much recruitment as they would have if 3 of our other players didn’t sign D1 during the early period (Alston to St. Bonaventure, Dure to Arkansas State, Rodriguez to Nevada). Please let us know if you have any interest or questions for the following players. I’ve included full-game and highlight links (where applicable) for each player below. If you need more film on DVD we’d be happy to send out. The easiest & quickest way is to send an email to or call me at 307-674-6446 x 4000.

 We also have some qualifier Freshmen that would entertain D1 possibilities at this point in time.
We appreciate your interest in our players! Coach Smiley…

 Jeff Amazan:

Hometown: Boston, MA

Previous Schools: East Boston, TAAG Academy Prep (FL), Highland CC (IL)

Height & Weight: 6’3.5”, 205

Position: SG / SF / (PF in right system)

Academics: On pace to graduate (has to finish second English class in May to finalize Associates).

Projected level: LM+

Key Stats: 262lb Bench Press, 410lb Squat, 34pullup max, 36.5 Drop Step Vert (#2 on team),

10.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, Started 16 games this year.

18 points vs Snow, 17 points 9 rebounds vs. Eastern Wyoming, 20 points vs. NJC, 12 points vs. Casper, 13 & 8 vs. Northwest WY, 14 vs Western Wyoming, 14 & 8 vs. Gillette, 20points at Northwest WY

***Named to the Region 9 All-Tournament Team!

Full-game film vs. Northwest in Region 9 Tourney:

Coach Smiley’s comments: “Jeff was an extremely multi-dimensional player in our system this season, playing anywhere from the 1-4. His primary position is on the wing, but he can create for others, and his strength allows him to play a 3 or 4 at the next level as well. He has the ability to get to the rim and finish, and also shoots well from the 3. He’s also a great rebounding guard and really is good guarding on the ball.”


Kyi Thomas:

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Previous Schools: Sheldon HS, Sacramento State

Height & Weight: 6’4”, 200

Position: SG / SF

Academics: On pace to graduate in the spring. *Will have 3 yrs left, was a redshirt at Sac State last year.

Projected level: LM (has 3 years left)

Key Stats: 246lb Bench Press, 496lb Squat, 35” Drop Step Vert.

Started our last 9 games, undefeated during that stretch until we lost in Final 4.

Top defensive player on the team. 42% from 2FG.

18pts vs Colorado Northwestern. 12 points vs. Little Big Horn, 11pts 5 reb vs. Western Wyoming,

Full-game film vs. Colorado Northwestern: (box score below)

Coach Smiley’s comments: “Kyi was stuck for most of the season behind several D1 players, but when he was given an opportunity late in the year, he seized the opportunity to be our top defender and never relinquished a starting spot. Kyi’s a phenomenal athlete, strong and explosive, and can guard a multitude of different players. Offensively, as he simplified his game later in the year, he really started to blossom. He’s a capable 3-point shooter and really hard to guard when he attacks the rim. Kyi’s another terrific rebounder as a big guard.”

 Tate Hilgenkamp:

Hometown: Laramie, WY

Height & Weight: 5’10”, 165

Position: PG / SG

Academics: On pace to graduate

Projected level: D2 / NAIA

Key Stats: 216lb Bench, 428lb Squat, 32pull-up max. Started final 6 games of season, was 8-1 as starting PG. Shoots 42% from 3FG. Scored 10 pts vs. Gillette, 10pts at Casper, 10pts at Central Wyoming in last 6 games of regular season.

Full-game vs. Gillette College:

Coach Smiley’s comments: “One of my all-time favorite players. Was a team-first player during his entire career as he played limited minutes behind several D1 players. After a losing streak late in the season, we gave Tate a chance to start and run the show and he far exceeded our expectations, helping us to win 9 straight games before our season ending loss in the Final 4 of the Regional. Tate is a great shooter from 3, crafty at getting to the rim or hitting the pull-up, and has a very good Assist:TO ratio. Tate has a great feel for the game, doesn’t put himself in bad situations on the floor, and makes others around him better.”



Taylor Millay:

Hometown: Casper, WY

Height & Weight: 6’7”, 260

Position: Post

Academics: Will have 48 transferable

Projected level: D2 / NAIA

Key Stats: 236lb Bench, 475lb Squat. Shoots 50% from the field.

One of our top Rebounders per 30 minutes played, but stats are low because playing behind several mid-level D1 players.

Coach Smiley’s comments: “I truly believe Taylor is a diamond in the rough, with the lack of true post players available. He would be an absolute steal in the NAIA and would be a good D2 post player for sure in the right system. Taylor prefers to play back to basket, but also can face up from 10’-15’, runs the floor well, is physical & tough, and is a good rebounder. I was disappointed that we weren’t able to get Taylor more quality minutes this year (played behind 3 posts that will all go D1), but he is well worth a D2 or NAIA taking.”


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Generals Sign Colorado Standout Jevon Griffin

The Sheridan College Generals are pleased to announce the first signee of their 2014-15 class with the addition of 6’4” 200lb guard Jevon Griffin of Denver East High School. Widely regarded as one of the top prospects in all of Colorado, Griffin just finished his decorated high school career with a State Championship in March and recently being named to the 2nd-team All Colorado Team from the Denver Post.

 Griffin started his high school career at Kennedy High School, where he was a Freshman starter on the varsity team and had 20 points in his first varsity start. After transferring to Denver East for his junior season, Griffin was a member of teams that were ranked #1 in Colorado’s biggest classification, 5A, as both a junior and senior and he was named to the All-Colorado 2nd-Team during both seasons. East lost in the State Title during Jevon’s junior year, and won the championship this past season. In the title game, Griffin had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Griffin was also named 1st-Team Denver Public League as a junior and senior, and was named to the All-Tourney State Team during his junior year. On a team with players also signed at Creighton and the University of Colorado this season, Griffin was a tremendous all-around asset, averaging 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. In the summer, Griffin played for one of Colorado’s top traveling teams, Chauncey Billups Elite.


Coach Smiley had this to say about Jevon: “We’re beyond excited to announce that Jevon will be the first member of our incoming recruiting class. We’ve targeted Jevon as a top priority for a long time, and getting Jevon’s commitment is a major piece for building our team for next year. Jevon is a big guard that can play multiple spots and guard multiple spots, and we do plan on using Jevon as a big lead guard because of his vision and feel for the game. We anticipate Jevon having an immediate impact on our program this coming season.”

The Generals are coming off of another stellar season in which they finished with a 27-6 overall record, Region 9 North runner-up, Final Four Appearance in the Region 9 Tournament, and ranked as high as #21 in the National Top 25 poll.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Generals Fall In Region Final Four

The Sheridan College Generals tournament run came to an end in the Region IX Final Four to the Region IX Tournament Champions Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen. The Generals were victorious in their first two contests, defeating the Otero Rattlers and the Northwest Trappers. The #30 ranked Generals finished the season 27-6.

A hot second half helped the Generals defeat Otero by a final score of 83-65. The two teams were tied at 36 going into halftime, but a defensive effort in the second half held the Rattlers to 36% from the field and saw the Generals win the half 47-29. Sophomore forward Frederic Dure led all scorers with a game high 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Abednego Lufile notched a double-double scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds on the evening, also swatting 6 shots. Jeff Amazan chipped in 17 points on the night while grabbing 7 boards.

Against the Northwest College Trappers a balanced attack helped push the Generals into the Region IX Final 4. Sophomore guards Frederic Dure and Jeff Amazan had 15 and 14 points respectively. Freshman forward Kaileb Rodriguez scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and rejected 3 shots on the night. Iakeem Alston had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in the victory. Abednego Lufile was the final General to score in double figures, chipping in 10 points in the win. The General dominated the glass, out rebounding the Trappers 45-36.

In the Region IX Final Four the Generals saw a 43-38 half-time lead disappear late in the second half as the Plainsmen made a surge that would push them all the way to claiming the Region IX Championship. The Generals were led in scoring by sophomore Jeff Amazan who provided 19 points on the evening. Jamir Andrews knocked down 3 three-point field goals on his way to 13 points. And sophomore guard Iakeem Alston chipped in 12 points before fouling out.

The Generals finished the year 27-6, including a 13-3 record in Region IX North play. Frederic Dure led the Generals this year with 15.1 points per game. Freshman Jamir Andrews had a stellar introduction into the Generals line up and averaged 12.3 points while shooting 40% from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Josh Adeyeye contributed 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 24 minutes of action before suffering a season ending injury. Sophomore guard Jeff Amazan finished out the Generals in double-figures on the year at 10.3 points per game. Iakeem Alston finished the year with 4.5 assists per game while contributed 8.6 points.