MIAMI — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s Ravel Moody received honorable mention honors on the NJCAA Division 1 men’s basketball All-America team.
Moody played a key role in helping the Golden Norsemen win 27 games and earn their 12th national tournament trip.
“I am so proud of him,” Norse coach Jeremy Jackson said. “I know how special of a young man he is. I couldn’t be any more excited for Ravel.”
Moody was named the most valuable player of the Region 2 tournament.
Moody, who prepped at Thomas Jefferson High in Denver, Colorado, was NEO’s leading scorer at 13.8 points per game.
Moody also averaged 7.4 rebounds.
“Ravel has worked so hard this year with great determination to not only lead us as a team captain but to stay self motivated to improve every day and his game shows that,” Jackson said.
A.J. McNeil, from Redlands, was the only other Region 2 player honored.
McNeil, a 6-3 sophomore guard, was a third-team all-American.
Three other players who faced the Norsemen over the course of the season earned first-team honors: forward James Rojas of Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College and guards Tomas Woldetensae of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College and Alonzo Verge Jr. of Moberly Area (Missouri) Community College.
Tevin Brewer of Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College was a third-team selection.