Men's Basketball

Front Row (L to R) - #43 Nathan Martin, #3 Eli Sample, #20 Jared White, #30 Trey Watkins, #34 Nelson Ollie, #11 Ramon Ajose.

Back Row (L to R) - #50 Uzonna Akazi, #31 Jake Coddington, #35 Torry Butler, #33 Brian Patterson, #40 John Meyer, #12 Christian Malumba, #32 Jeff Smith, #42 Jamie Massey.

 

Head Coach: Gene Bess

Assistant Coach: Brian Bess

Student Assistant Coach:  Jordan McGowan

 

 

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCE     
1st 1992 1979              
2nd 2010 1994              
3rd 1978                
4th 2008 1990 1974 1973  1971        
5th 1980 1995              
7th 1984                
dnp 2007 2003 1987  2012          
                   
  MIDWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 
1970
1971 1972 1973 1974 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009
2010  2012                

The Raiders have an outstanding program, having compiled a record of 1218-358 in 46 seasons of existence. We have won two national championships, one in 1979 and one in 1992. The Raiders have appeared in 17 NJCAA championship tournaments, with eleven top 5 finishes. Three Rivers Head Men's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Gene Bess is a two-time National Coach of the Year. He has averaged almost 28 wins per season in his 43rd year as head coach. The Raiders have won the Missouri Region 16 tournament 22 times and also won the MCCAC (previously known as the MJCAC) championship 31 times during his tenure. The Raiders have one of the best winning traditions in junior college basketball. Order the book titled, "Gene Bess College Basketball's Winningest Coach" at www.genebess.com.We have also sent several talented players on to Division I schools, including NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell, who played here in 1988-90 before transferring to the University of Alabama.  

Opening Night 2013-2014 (11/1/2013)!!!!!!!

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