2019-20 Florida Southern Men's Basketball News

  • FSC's Hanson, Men's Basketball Team Earn Polk County All Sports Honors
    July 23, 2020
    AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Florida Southern College men’s basketball program, as well as recent graduate Brett Hanson, were honored at the Virtual 2020 Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony, held earlier this week. The men’s basketball program earned Male Collegiate Team of the Year, while Hanson was named the Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year.
  • 2020 Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony Set for July 20
    July 20, 2020
    AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Virtual 2020 Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, with several Florida Southern student-athletes up for major awards. The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on TheLedger.com.
  • Florida Southern and Sunshine State Conference 2020 Fall Sports Update
    July 18, 2020
    MELBOURNE and LAKELAND, Fla. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes and all those in our campus communities as our highest priority, the Sunshine State Conference Presidents Council announces the postponement of all scheduled competitions in the fall sports season. This includes men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball.
  • FSC Men's Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award; Four Student-Athletes Named to Honors Court
    July 15, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida Southern College men’s basketball team earned a 2019-20 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award. In addition, four Florida Southern College men's basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2019-20 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday. The NABC Honors Court recognized seniors Brandon Carroll, Jack Rauch, Jacob Schner, and junior Jalyn Hinton as men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
  • FSC to Host Conversation with Florida Southern Basketball
    July 09, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – On Tuesday, July 14, Florida Southern College basketball will be hosting A Conversation with Florida Southern Basketball, featuring women’s basketball head coach Betsy Harris and men’s basketball head coach Mike Donnelly. The event will be held exclusively for members of the Fast Break Club and the Sixth Man Club.
  • Mocs Men's Basketball Coach Makubika Named One of Top 50 Assistants in the Country
    July 07, 2020
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Mike Makubika, Florida Southern College Associate Head Coach for men’s basketball, has been recognized as one of the top 50 Impactful Division II Assistant Coaches in the country, according to Silver Waves Media.
  • FSC Basketball Alum Kevin Capers '15 to Compete in TBT on ESPN
    July 02, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Florida Southern College will once again be represented in The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all, $1 million, summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN networks. FSC men’s basketball alumnus Kevin Capers will compete as a member of D2, a team that has had success in previous years.
  • 215 Florida Southern Student-Athletes Named to Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll
    June 26, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference has announced that 215 Florida College student-athletes, representing 12 different sports, have been named to the 2020 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll presented by Barnes & Noble College.
  • Florida Southern College Athletics 2019-20 Academic and MVP Honors Announced
    June 18, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College Athletics has announced major academic and athletic awards for the 2019-20 school year. The Academic Awards are presented to the junior or senior who has the highest grade point average on the team. The Most Valuable Player Awards were selected by the head coach for each respective program.
  • Four Moccasin Student-Athletes Attend Virtual NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    June 16, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. -  Last month four Florida Southern College student-athletes were part of a group of nearly 400 NCAA student-athletes to participate in the NCAA’s 2020 Career in Sports Forum, held virtually in May 27-29. The Mocs were represented by Kayla Dumon (Beach Volleyball), Mallary Meyer (Women’s Swimming), Jack Rauch (Men’s Basketball), and Magda Stepnik (Women’s Tennis).
  • FSC Athletics Ranked 25th in 2019-20 Helper Helper Final Report
    May 22, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics was recognized for its community service efforts over the 2019-20 academic year, logging 4,313 total hours since July 1, 2019. As a department the Mocs ranked 25th among NCAA Division II schools nationally, and was the highest-ranked Sunshine State Conference member institution.
  • Florida Southern Mourns the Passing of Basketball Alum James "Jazz" Jones
    April 16, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College athletic community is saddened by the passing of former Moccasin men’s basketball player James “Jazz” Jones, who passed away on April 8, at the age of 69.
  • Florida Southern to Participate in "Be the Light" on April 16
    April 15, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics will be joining the national movement “Be the Light” this Thursday, April 16, 2020.
  • Mocs' Hanson Advances to Top 14 Finalists for Small College Basketball's "Bevo" Francis Award
    April 04, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The honors continue for Florida Southern College senior men’s basketball player Brett Hanson, who has advanced to the Top 14 list of finalists for the illustrious “Bevo” Francis Award.
  • Hanson Named D2Bulletin Second Team All-America
    March 26, 2020
    BEAVERTON, Ore. - More honors and awards continue for Florida Southern College men’s basketball senior Brett Hanson, as he was recently named Second Team All-American by Division II Bulletin.
  • NABC National Player of the Year: FSC's Brett Hanson
    March 25, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brett Hanson, a senior guard on the Florida Southern College men’s basketball team, was named the 2020 NABC Division II Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker for NCAA® Division II.
  • Mocs's Brett Hanson Earns All-America Status
    March 24, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida Southern College senior Brett Hanson earned All-America status today, as voted upon by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division II, these student-athletes represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in NCAA Division II.
  • NABC Tabs FSC's Hanson South District First Team, Donnelly Coach of the Year
    March 23, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2020 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division. Florida Southern College standout Brett Hanson has been named to the First Team All-South Region, while Head Coach Mike Donnelly was named the South Region Coach of the Year.
  • All Florida Southern College Athletic Facilities Closed
    March 20, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Until further notice, all athletic facilities at Florida Southern College are closed. This includes the Jenkins Field House, Gilbert Gymnasium, the Barnett Athletic Complex, Moccasin Field, Chris Bellotto Field, Henley Field, the Ruthven Courts, the Wellness Center and the Hollis Wellness Center Pool, Warden Tennis Courts, and all locker rooms.
  • Hanson Named D2CCA South Region Player of the Year; Hinton Named Second Team
    March 20, 2020
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Florida Southern College senior guard Brett Hanson is the 2019-20 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) South Region Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, receiving top billing on the D2CCA All-South Region Team. Junior forward Jalyn Hinton earned Second Team All-South Region honors.
  • Southern's Hanson Named to Bevo Francis Top 25 Watch List
    March 20, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida Southern College senior men’s basketball player Brett Hanson has been selected to the Bevo Francis Award Top 25 Watch List.
  • SSC Cancels All Spring 2020 League Competitions and Championships
    March 13, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - In alignment with yesterday’s NCAA Board of Governors Resolution, the Sunshine State Conference has canceled all league competitions and championships for the spring 2020 semester, effectively immediately. Member institutions will exercise institutional discretion as to practice and regular-season non-conference competition in all sports for the spring 2020 semester. This decision was unanimously agreed upon by the SSC Presidents Council and SSC Athletic Directors Council with the health, safety, and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and campus communities in mind.
  • NCAA Cancels all Winter and Spring Championships
    March 12, 2020
    LAKELAND – The NCAA has issued a statement regarding all winter and sport championships that will cancel all championships. Hence, the NCAA Men’s Basketball South Region Championship, originally scheduled to be held at the Jenkins Field House at Florida Southern, has been canceled.
  • Mocs Men's Basketball to Host NCAA South Regional March 14-17
    March 08, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Florida Southern College men’s basketball team will host the NCAA South Regional as the No. 1 seed, the NCAA has announced. Florida Southern will face No. 8 Miles College on Saturday, March 14.
  • Mocs Men's Basketball Rallies for 80-77 Win over Embry-Riddle in SSC Semifinals
    March 05, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – In a game that played out like a pair of heavyweights going toe-to-toe, the top-seeded Florida Southern College (28-2) men's basketball team edged #5 Embry-Riddle (20-10), 80-77, in the Semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Championship presented by Jimmy John's. Florida Southern will now host #2 Nova Southeastern in the Championship Game on Sunday, March 8, at 1:00 p.m. Nova Southeastern defeated Palm Beach Atlantic tonight, 93-78, in the second Semifinal.
  • FSC Men's Basketball's Hanson, Hinton, and Donnelly Capture SSC Major Post-Season Honors
    March 04, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Florida Southern College men’s basketball team dominated the Sunshine State Conference in the regular season, and now the Mocs have dominated the major post-season awards. Senior guard Brett Hanson has been named the SSC Player of the Year, while junior forward Jalyn Hinton was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, Head Coach Mike Donnelly was named the Conference’s Coach of the Year.
  • Top-Seeded FSC Men's Basketball Comes From Behind to Beat Eighth Seeded Lynn, 97-80
    March 03, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – It was a tale of two halves for the top-seeded Florida Southern College men's basketball team (27-2), who needed 62 second half points to rally from behind to defeat eighth-seeded Lynn (12-15), 97-80, in the Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Championship presented by Jimmy John's Senior guard Brett Hanson scored 23 of his 31 points in the second half, to spark the rally for the Mocs. Junior forward Jalyn Hinton scored 22 of his game-high 33 points in the second half as well, as Southern out-scored Lynn 62-29 in the second half.
  • #1 FSC Men's Basketball Set to Host #8 Lynn in SSC Championship Tournament
    March 01, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – The No. 1 Florida Southern College men's basketball team will host No. 8 Lynn University in the Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Championship presented by Jimmy John's on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., inside the Jenkins Field House in Lakeland.
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