FAB 4; McClanahan KC’s first All-American since 2007

Staff Writer

Four KC basketball players have received post-season honors for their performance on the court this year.

Lonnie McClanahan has been named an honorable mention All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. McClanahan also has been named First Team All-Region, All-Tournament Team and First Team All-Conference North Zone.

McClanahan spoke of how playing for head coach Brian Hoberecht helped him elevate his game.

“He taught me how to be a leader so that all my teammates can count on me,” McClanahan said.

Others receiving honors were Quinton Upshur, named First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference North Zone, while Maurice Taylor and Erik Diouf were named Third Team All-Conference North Zone.

Coach Hoberecht is proud of what his players were able to accomplish this season.

“When teams have success at the level we did, players get individual awards. I’m excited for what they did individually,” Hoberecht said. “But those awards aren’t obtainable without teammates who are unselfish and want to win as much as they do.”

All the players honored said that without the guidance of the coaching staff and the privilege of playing with all the members of the team, none of it would have been possible.

The four honored players are looking to their futures. Upshur has committed to play for Northern Arizona University next season, McClanahan and Taylor are still exploring their options and Diouf has one year of eligibility remaining at KC.