NMJC MEN’S BASKETBALL RECORDS

Individual Records

Points, Career

1,191            Willie Banks (58 games, 20.5 ppg)
1,180            Charles Prescott (58 games, 18.2 ppg)
1,167            Donnie Jackson (59 games, 19.8 ppg)
1,145            Elmer Singletary (58 games, 19.7 ppg)
1,130            Mike Richmond (63 points, 17.9 ppg)
1,129            Richard Hollis (46 games, 24.5 ppg)
1,128            Ben Garner (59 games, 19.2 ppg)
1,110            Rodney Jones (60 games, 18.5 ppg)
1,107            Desmond Lee (65 games, 17.0), 2011-13
1,092            Dell Savage (61 games, 17.9 ppg)
1,080            Reggie Collins (62 games, 17.4 ppg)
1,064            Mike Smith (59 games, 18.0 ppg)
1,053            Ricky Gibson (59 games, 17.9 ppg)
1,045            Ron Doyle (59 games, 17.7 ppg)
1,021            Ken Sims (71 games, 14.4 ppg)
1,009            Kenny Smith (63 games, 16.0 ppg)
990               Greg Brown (64 games, 15.5 ppg)
986               Will Scott (49 games, 20.1 ppg)
982               Derrick Hill (65 games, 15.1 ppg)
970               Marc Thompson (63 games, 15.4 ppg)
953               Ricky Green (60 games, 15.9 ppg)
946               Shawn Baker (60 games, 15.8 ppg)
922               Harry Allen (71 games, 13.0 ppg)
899               Derrick Perry (68 games, 13.2 ppg)
892               Rafi Stevens (61 games, 14.6 ppg)
887               Doug Beaty (71 games, 12.5 ppg)
874               Jeff Roberson (57 games, 15.3 ppg)
859               Rupert McClendon (60 games, 14.3 ppg)
819               Craig Walker (65 games, 12.6 ppg)
815               James Inman (59 games, 13.8 ppg)
813               Pete Lewis (64 games, 12.7 ppg)
799               Charles Criss (27 games, 29.5 ppg)
799               Mike Dawson (60 games, 13.3 ppg)
784               Frank Bagley (63 games, 12.4 ppg)
774               Chris Birden (63 games, 12.3 ppg)
772               Mike Russell (29 games, 26.6 ppg)
765               Rod Camp (56 games, 13.7 ppg)
765               Kemar Burrowes (56 games, 13.7 ppg)
756               Russell Adams (63 games, 12.0 ppg)
756               Terrence Fitzpatrick (58 games, 13.0 ppg)
740               Kirk Eubank (62 games, 11.9 ppg)
739               Jack Toone (59 games, 12.5 ppg)
724               Eddie Newell (65 games, 11.1 ppg)
719               Clark White (62 games, 11.6 ppg)
715               Andrew Pettes (56 games, 12.8 ppg)
715               Gerald Watson (57 games, 12.5 ppg)
701               Jerome Brown (61 games, 11.6 ppg)
684               Dequan Hicks (57 games, 12.0 ppg), 2009-11
684               Al Massenberg (58 games, 11.8 ppg)
681               Dennis Johnson (32 games, 21.3 ppg)
667               Brian Russell (61 games, 10.9 ppg)
658               Willie Hartsfield (63 games, 10.4 ppg)  

Points, Season

817            Charles Prescott, 1981-82 (32 games, 25.5 ppg)
810            Richard Hollis, 1986-87 (30 games, 27.3 ppg)
799            Charles Criss, 1966-67 (27 games 29.6 ppg)
795            Rodney Jones, 1987-88 (33 games, 24.1 ppg)
772            Mike Russell (29 games, 26.6 ppg)

Points, Game

47            Charles Criss vs. Lubbock Christian, Dec. 7, 1966
45            Richard Hollis vs. Dixie College, Nov. 27, 1986
45            Richard Hollis vs. Eastern Utah, Nov. 28, 1986
45            Charles Prescott vs. Sul Ross JV, Nov. 17, 1986
44            Chris Mast vs. Brookhaven, Nov. 1, 2008
44            Mike Russell vs. Panola Junior College, Jan. 6, 1975
43            Rodney Jones vs. Midland College, March 4, 1988
43            Louis Benson vs. NMMI, Dec. 3, 2007
42            Charles Criss vs. Frank Phillips College, Nov. 18, 1966
42            Mike Russell vs. South Plains College, Feb. 3, 1975
42            Mike Russell vs. Odessa College, Jan. 13, 1975
42            Louis Benson vs. Frank Phillips College, Jan. 10, 2008
42            Louis Benson vs. Western Texas College, February 21, 2008
41            Will Scott vs. New Mexico Military Institute, Feb. 21, 1991           
41            Ken Sims vs. Indian Hills Community College, Jan. 1, 1966
40            Elmer Singletary vs. Odessa College, Dec. 10, 1967
40            Willie Banks vs. Hill Junior College ,March 4, 1971
40            Charles Prescott vs. Midland College ,Dec. 12, 1981
40            Rodney Jones vs. Midland College, Dec. 10, 1987
40            Ken Sims vs. Lon Morris College, Nov. 25, 1994

Rebounds, Season

561            Mike Russell, 1974-75 (29 games, 19.3 rpg)
521            Jeff Roberson, 1980-81 (32 games, 16.3 rpg)
471            Richard Hollis, 1986-87 (30 games, 15.7 rpg)
463            Rodney Jones, 1987-88 (33 games, 14.0 rpg)

Rebounds, Game

31            Mike Russell vs. College of Ganado, Nov. 18, 1975
31            Jeff Roberson vs. Odessa College, Feb. 28, 1980

Assists, Career

611            Mike Smith (59 games)
500            Marshall Taylor (60 games)
487            Greg Brown (64 games)
470            Anthony Slater (56 games)
448            Marc Thompson (63 games)

Assists, Season

347            Marshall Taylor, 1987-88
345            Mike Smith, 1981-82
279            Greg Brown, 1991-92
273            Anthony Slater, 2000-01
266            Mike Smith, 1982-83
259            Junior Hutchings, 1975-76 

Assists, Game

26            Anthony Slater vs. Clarendon College, Jan. 15, 2001
21            Mike Smith vs. Howard College, Jan. 22, 1982
20            Marshall Taylor vs. El Reno Community College, Nov. 27, 1987

Blocks, Season (since 2008)

134            Chris Boucher, 2013-14

Steals, Career (since 2008)

106            Desmond Lee, 2011-13

Steals, Season (since 2008)

67            Desmond Lee, 2012-13
58            Malique Trent, 2014-15
52            Cullen Russo, 2014-15
51            Jeff Newberry, 2013-14

Field Goals, Career

523            Donnie Jackson (1,069 attempts)
503            Ben Garner (955 attempts)

Field Goals, Season

350            Rodney Jones, 1987-88 (586 attempts)
325            Charles Prescott, 1981-82 (568 attempts)
318            Richard Hollis, 1986-87 (595 attempts)
299            Charles Criss, 1966-67 (489 attempts)

Field Goals, Game

19            Mike Russell vs. Odessa College, Jan. 13, 1975
19            Charles Prescott vs. Sul Ross University JV, Nov. 17, 1981

Field Goal Percentage, Career

65.0            James Inman, 1990-92 (330/508)
64.9            Thomas McKnight, 1991-93 (172/265)
64.1            Terrence Fitzpatrick, 1992-94 (311/485)
63.9            Russell Adams, 1988-90 (306/479)
63.8            Chris Birden, 1989-91 (309/484)

Field Goal Percentage, Season

69.7            Will Scott, 1989-90 (108/155)
68.8            Russell Adams, 1989-90 (213/317)
68.9            James Inman, 1991-92 (194/282)
68.8            Thomas McKnight, 1991-92 (64/93)

3-Pointers, Career

153            Shawn Baker (403 attempts)
142            Ken Sims (416 attempts)
128            Ryan Chancler, 1999-2001 (306 attempts)
117            Desmond Lee, 2011-13 (355 attempts)

3-Pointers, Season

92            Ken Sims, 1995-96 (268 attempts)
82            Malique Trent, 2014-15 (214 attempts)
79            Shawn Baker, 1993-94 (212 attempts)
78            Ryan Chancler, 2000-01 (185 attempts)
77            Louis Benson, 2007-08           
74            Shawn Baker, 1994-95 (191 attempts)
72            Rashaun Madison, 2013-14 (204 attempts)
69            Desmond Lee, 2012-13 (213 attempts)
67            Richard Hollis, 1986-87 (146 attempts)
66            Lenny Holly, 1994-95 (191 attempts)
61            Greg Brown, 1991-92 (118 attempts)
61            Duke Rousse, 1992-93 (170 attempts)

3-Pointers, Game

9            Louis Benson vs. Western Texas College, Feb. 21, 2008
8            Shannon Wood vs. Frank Phillips College, Feb. 15, 1989
7            Rashaun Madison vs. Howard College, March 6, 2014
7            Rashaun Madison vs. North Lake College, Nov. 15, 2013
7            Richard Hollis vs. Rose State College, Jan. 10, 1987
7            Louis Benson vs. Clarendon College, Feb. 25, 2008
7            Louis Benson vs. South Plains College, Feb. 28, 2008

Free Throws Made, Career

298            Desmond Lee (395 attempts), 2011-13
295            Marc Thompson (378 attempts)
290            Rafi Stevens (435 attempts)
247            Willie Banks (413 attempts)
240            Greg Brown (293 attempts)
218            Charles Prescott (310 attempts)

Free Throws Made, Season

214            Charles Criss, 1966-67 (272 attempts)
198            Desmond Lee, 2012-13 (255 attempts)
178            Marc Thompson, 1989-90 (225 attempts)
177            Dennis Johnson, 1982-83 (220 attempts)
167            Charles Prescott, 1981-82 (224 attempts)

Free Throws Made, Game

22            Ken Sims vs. Lon Morris College, Nov. 25, 1994
18            Charles Criss vs. Howard College, Dec. 9, 1966

Consecutive Free Throws Made

47            Eddie Newell, 1984-85

Free Throw Percentage, Career

89.1            Ryan Chancler, 1999-01 (121/138)
87.6            Lee Lewis, 1973-75 (85/97)
84.9            Eddie Newell, 1983-85 (158/186)

Free Throw Percentage, Season

93.8            Lee Lewis, 1974-75 (45/48)
90.2            Ryan Chancler, 1999-00 (37/41)
88.7            Ryan Chancler, 2000-01 (86/97)
88.6            Ronnie Black, 1978-79 (62/70)
86.4            Richard Pettigrew, 1976-77 (57/66)

Team Records

Points, Game

152            vs. Frank Phillips College (Feb. 27, 1992 - 152-119)

Points, Half

87            vs. Frank Phillips College (Feb.27, 1992)

Fouls, Game

45            vs. Western Oklahoma (Jan. 7, 1980)

Fewest Fouls, Game

9            vs. Abilene Christian JV (Nov. 11, 2008)
10            vs. Miramar Naval Air Station (Nov. 22, 1991)
10            vs. Clarendon (Jan. 16, 1992)
10            vs. McLennan (March 10, 1998)

Rebounds, Game

87            vs. Midwestern University JV (Dec. 4, 1970)

Rebounds, Season

1,706            (Offense 810, Defense 896) 1980-81

Field Goals, One Game

64            vs. College of Artesia (Feb. 9, 1968)

3-Pointers, Game

18            vs. Frank Phillips (Feb. 15, 1989)

Free Throws, Game

56            vs. Indian Hills (March 18, 2014 – National Tournament)

Field Goals, Season

1,363            1994-95

Free Throws, Season

671            1969-70

Largest Margin of Victory

83            vs. University of the Southwest JV (Nov. 1, 2012 – 120-37)
77            vs. Wayland Baptist JV (Nov. 22, 2008 – 128-51)
75            vs. SWCID (Nov. 5, 2013 – 99-24)
71            vs. Wayland Baptist JV (Nov. 7, 2014 – 123-52)
70            vs. Clarendon (Feb. 23, 2008 – 122-52)
68            vs. Wayland Baptist JV (Nov. 17, 2008 – 126-58)
67            vs. Abilene Christian JV (Nov. 11, 2008 - 104-37)

Worst Defeat

47            vs. Aquinas Junior College (Jan. 2, 1994 - 121-74)

Fewest points allowed

24            vs. SWCID (Nov. 5, 2013 – 99-24)
37            vs. USW JV (Nov. 1, 2012 – 120-37)
37            vs. Abilene Christian JV (Nov. 11, 2008 - 104-37)

Best Offensive Average, One Season

100.6       1969-70

Best Defensive Average, One Season

58.9         2012-13

Longest Winning Streak

13            1986-87
13            1994-95
12            2010-11

Longest Losing Streak

9            1979-80 

Most Victories, One Season

30             1994-95
27            2013-14
27            2012-13
27            1991-92
27            1987-88
26            1986-87

Individual Honors

All-Americans

  • Richard Hollis (National Player of the Year), 1986-87
  • Greg Brown, 1991-92
  • Desmond Lee, 2012-13
  • Jeff Newberry, 2013-14
  • Malique Trent, 2014-15

All-Region Players

  • Charles Criss, 1966-67
  • Willie Banks, 1967-68
  • Ben Barner, 1970-71
  • Ricky Gibson, 1971-72
  • Mike Russell, 1973-74
  • Rod Camp, 1978-79
  • Richard Hollis, 1986-87 (Player of the Year)
  • Rodney Jones, 1987-88
  • Will Scott, 1990-91
  • Greg Brown, 1991-92 (Player of the Year)
  • Dell Savage, 1992-93
  • Sonny Alvarado, 1992-93
  • Shawn Baker, 1994-95
  • Lenny Holly, 1994-95
  • Ken Sims, 1995-96
  • Rupert McClendon, 1997-98
  • Rafi Stevens, 1998-99
  • James Felder, 1999-00
  • Kemar Burrowes, 2000-01
  • Ryan Chancler, 2000-01
  • Anthony Slater, 2000-01
  • Tareick Leach, 2001-02
  • Victor Colon, 2001-02
  • Bret Ward, 2002-03
  • Kareem Lloyd, 2003-04
  • Dequan Hicks, 2011-12
  • Desmond Lee, 2012-13
  • Jeff Newberry, 2013-14
  • Malique Trent, 2014-15

All-Conference Players

  • Elmer Singletary, 1967-68
  • Lee Coleman, 1967-68
  • Andrew Pettes, 1968-69
  • Danny Whitlock, 1969-70
  • Willie Banks, 1969-70, 1970-71
  • Ben Garner, 1971-72
  • Donnie Jackson, 1972-73
  • Ricky Gibson, 1973-74
  • Mike Russell, 1974-75
  • Ron Doyle, 1975-76
  • Rod Camp, 1978-79
  • Mike Smith, 1981-82
  • Charles Prescott, 1981-82
  • Dennis Johnson, 1982-83
  • Kenny Smith, 1982-83
  • Mike Richmond, 1983-84
  • Derrick Hill, 1984-85, 1985-86
  • Eddie Newell, 1984-85
  • Richard Hollis, 1985-86, 1986-87 (Player of the Year)
  • Johnnie Hilliard, 1986-87
  • Rodney Jones, 1986-87, 1987-88
  • Marshall Taylor, 1987-88
  • Willie Hartsfield, 1987-88
  • Marc Thompson, 1989-90
  • Reggie Collins, 1989-90
  • Will Scott, 1990-91
  • Greg Brown, 1991-92 (Player of the Year)
  • James Inman, 1991-92
  • Dell Savage, 1991-92, 1992-93
  • Sonny Alverado, 1992-93
  • Terrence Fitzpatrick, 1993-94
  • Shawn Baker, 1993-94, 1994-95
  • Lenny Holly, 1994-95
  • Derrick Perry, 1994-95
  • Ken Sims, 1995-96
  • Harry Allen, 1995-96
  • Micah Reed, 1996-97
  • Rupert McClendon, 1996-97, 1997-98
  • Jerome Brown, 1997-98
  • Rafi Stevens, 1998-99
  • Anthony Harley, 1999-00
  • James Felder, 1999-00
  • Kemar Burrowes, 2000-01
  • Ryan Chancler, 2000-01
  • Anthony Slater, 2000-01
  • Victor Colon, 2002-03
  • Bret Ward, 2002-03
  • James Horner, 2002-03
  • Kareem Lloyd, 2003-04
  • Fred Campbell, 2003-04
  • Karim Telfer, 2003-04
  • Louis Benson, 2007-08
  • Nick Waddell, 2009-10
  • Dequan Hicks, 2010-11, 2011-12
  • Alex Phillips, 2011-12
  • Desmond Lee, 2011-12, 2012-13
  • Dekabriean Eldridge, 2012-13
  • Jeff Newberry, 2013-14
  • Chris Boucher, 2013-14
  • Malique Trent, 2014-15
  • Cullen Russo, 2014-15

Former Thunderbirds Who Have Received Basketball Scholarships to Continue Their Education

  • Malique Trent, TCU (2015)
  • Kimani Jackson, Colorado State (2015)
  • Cullen Russo, Fresno State (2015)
  • Nick Billingsley, UT-San Antonio (2015)
  • Rene Esparza, New Mexico State (2015)
  • Ray Barreno, University of Portland (2015)
  • Malik Carter, Delaware State (2015)
  • Joe Lewis, Delaware State (2015)
  • Ruben Macias, New Mexico Highlands (2015)
  • Jeff Newberry, Oklahoma State (2014)
  • Kenrich Williams, TCU (2014)
  • Nevin Johnson, Texas Southern (2014)
  • Rashaun Madison, North Carolina Central (2014)
  • Isaiah Cotton, Alabama A&M (2014)
  • Jeff Neverson, Peru State (2014)
  • Desmond Lee, North Carolina State (2013)
  • Robert Turner, Texas Tech (2013)
  • Dekabriean Eldridge, New Mexico State (2013)
  • J.J. Davenport, University of Louisiana Lafayette (2013)
  • Chris Dees, St. Bonaventure (2013)
  • Devin Patterson, Nebraska Omaha (2013)
  • Ramon Eaton, North Carolina Central (2013)
  • Marvin Binney, Duquesne University (2012)
  • Dequan Hicks, Northwestern State (2012)
  • Alex Phillips, Nebraska Omaha (2012)
  • Ryan Okwudibonye, Sacramento State (2012)
  • Charles Criss, New Mexico State University, Atlanta Hawks
  • Elmer Singletary, Iona University
  • Wayne Thompson, Wayland Baptist University
  • Lee Coleman, Howard Payne University
  • Charles Hailey, McMurry University
  • Andrew Pettes, Oklahoma University
  • John Harrelson, Highlands University
  • Elgren Green, New Mexico State University
  • Danny Whitlock, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Willie Banks, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Ben Garner, Wichita State University
  • Jack Toone, Gannon University
  • Brian Untch, Corpus Christi University
  • Mike Dunn, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Jerry Trujillo, Highlands University
  • Ricky Jordan, United States Military Academy
  • Ricky Gibson, New Mexico State University
  • Donnie Jackson, New Mexico State University
  • Sammy Carrasco, Eastern New Mexico University
  • John Papa, Lubbock Christian University
  • Mike Russell, Texas Tech University
  • Jesse Cleaver, Dallas Baptist University
  • Steve Smith, Highlands University
  • Al Massenburg, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Chief Bridgeforth, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Kirk Eubank, University of Hawaii
  • Rod Camp, Southern Illinois University
  • Kyle Evans, Angelo State University
  • Gerald Watson, Cameron University
  • Ronnie Rodriguez, College of Santa Fe
  • Jeff Roberson, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Ricky Black, Western New Mexico University
  • Pernell Gibbs, South Carolina State University
  • Steve Welch, Baylor University
  • Charles Prescott, Sul Ross University
  • Ray Floyd, Sul Ross University
  • Mike Smith, Tulsa University
  • Kenny Smith, Angelo State University
  • Wallace Williams, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Harvey Campbell, Sul Ross University
  • Mike Crudder, Highlands University
  • Mike Richmond, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Avery Johnson, Southern University, San Antonio Spurs
  • Eddie Newell, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Tom Shukitt, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Derrick Hill, New Mexico State University
  • Osby King, Lubbock Christian College
  • Shelby Reeves, Cameron University
  • Craig Walker, University of Tennessee (Martin)
  • Richard Hollis, University of Houston
  • Harold Wright, Washington State University, Denver Nuggets
  • Patrick Homer, Cornell University
  • Adam Hill, Lubbock Christian University
  • Rodney Jones, University of Illinois
  • Marshall Taylor, Texas Tech University
  • Willie Hartsfield, Youngstown State University
  • Matthew Yates, Norfolk State University
  • Doodle Woods, Tarleton State University
  • Jeff Williams, Tarleton State University
  • Shannon Wood, Brigham Young University (Hawaii)
  • Will Scott, University of New Mexico
  • Chris Birden, Georgia Southern University
  • Marc Thompson, New Mexico State University
  • Byrone Williams, University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • Reggie Collins, West Texas A & M
  • Russell Adams, West Texas A & M
  • John Bartleson, New Mexico State University
  • Greg Brown, University of New Mexico
  • Ara Baten, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Chris Wren, Eastern New Mexico University
  • James Inman, University of New Orleans
  • Pete Lewis, University of Oklahoma
  • Willie Jackson, Tarleton State University
  • Bryce Karger, College of Idaho
  • Thomas McKnight, University of Texas-El Paso
  • Dell Savage, Southern University (New Orleans)
  • Sonny Alverado, University of Texas-Austin
  • Travis Logan, Hardin-Simmons University
  • Larry Mayo, Western Carolina University
  • Lenny Holly, Arizona State University
  • Doug Beaty, Georgia Southern University
  • Harry Allen, The University of Memphis
  • Derrick Perry, Rider University
  • DeWaune Wesley, University of New Orleans
  • Ken Sims, University of Southern California
  • Larry Ayuso, University of Southern California
  • Micah Reed, Texas A & M University (Kingsville)
  • Exie Weathers, Western New Mexico University
  • Brandon Ridenour, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Albert Crockett, Youngstown State University
  • Rupert McClendon, Loyola Marymount University
  • Rafi Stevens, State University of West Georgia
  • Jerome Brown, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • James Felder, New Mexico State University
  • Kemar Burrowes, Texas A & M-Corpus Christi
  • Ryan Chancler, Furman University
  • Donald Fleming, University of Arkansas of Pine Bluff
  • Anthony Slater, Florida Atlantic University
  • Victor Colon, Dakota State University
  • Jason Gant, Georgia College
  • James Horner, Lubbock Christian University
  • Louis Martinez,  St. Edwards University
  • Donald Cogdell, Massachusetts College
  • Ronald Hughes, Lubbock Christian University
  • Alvin Thomas, Drury University
  • Fred Campbell, University of Central Arkansas
  • Karim Telfer, Augusta State University
  • Kareem Lloyd, Boise State University

Former Thunderbirds and the NBA

  • Charles Criss - Atlanta Hawks, San Diego Clippers, and Milwaukee Bucks
  • Andrew Pettes - Draft choice of the Kentucky Colonels
  • Mike Russell - Draft choice of the Kansas City Kings
  • Rod Camp - Draft choice of the Seattle Supersonics
  • Mike Richmond - Draft choice of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Harold Wright - Denver Nuggets
  • Richard Hollis - Draft choice of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Avery Johnson - San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Seattle Supersonics, Houston Rockets