Owens Community College men’s basketball student-athlete Justin Manns of Winston-Salem, N.C., recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his intercollegiate career at Kent State University.
“I am really excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Kent State University,” said Manns. “I would not have this outstanding opportunity without the help and support of many individuals at Owens Community College, including the men’s basketball coaches, professors, advisors and my teammates.
They have made a huge difference in my life and for that I am grateful.”
Last season, Manns (associate of science, general concentration) averaged 8.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks shots per game for the Express. The sophomore center earned Honorable Mention OCCAC All-Conference honors and was named to the NJCAA All-Region XII Tournament Team. Manns is a 2007 graduate of East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, N.C.
“This (signing with Kent State) is a great opportunity for Justin to continue his college education and athletic career at a higher level,” said Owens Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Skaggs. “I am extremely happy to see him succeed.”
Led by Head Coach Skaggs, the Express men’s basketball team finished the 2008-09 campaign with a 15-16 overall record and an 8-6 mark (third place) in the OCCAC regular season standings. Owens lost to Cuyahoga Community College in the
NJCAA Region XII Championships.
The Kent State Golden Flashes finished their 2008-09 season with a 19-15 overall record.