Basketball Recognized with Three All-Region Selections!
Warwick, R.I. – March 20, 2020: The CCRI Knights basketball team had two members of the 2019-20 team honored by Region XXI. Freshmen Mitchel Noresca (East Providence, RI) and Mikey Gamble (Hartford, CT) both took spots on the Region XXI Second Team All-Region squad while sophomore co-captain Elijah Lewis (Bridgeport, CT) earned a Honorable Mention.
Mitchel Noresca produced a fantastic freshman year for the Knights as he took the big man role in stride. Noresca earned the title, “Chairman of the Boards” due to his prowess in the paint. He ripped down a staggering 523 rebounds during the season which not only led the region but also topped the nation (NJCAA DIII). This also smashed the previous CCRI program record of 388 rebounds set by Walt “Stretch” Edwards in 1973. Mitchel averaged 14.9 rebounds per game which was the second best in the region and third best in the nation. On the scoring side of things, Noresca tallied 474 points, averaging 13.5 points per game and showed incredible efficiency shooting 65.1% from the floor. An overall fantastic year to start your CCRI career.
Mikey Gamble had a great rookie year with CCRI highlighted by his ability to score anywhere on the court. Gamble scored 509 points this season, shooting 45.2% from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc. His point total was the 42nd highest in the country and Mikey averaged a team leading 15.9 points per game. Gamble added 103 assists with 38 steals in support of the Knights in route to a solid 2019-20 campaign.
Elijah Lewis matched the high levels he set back in his freshman year. Lewis was a fantastic distributor of the ball, setting up his teammates with 138 assists, 28th in the nation and averaged 4.6 assists per game. He registered a 2.0 assist to turnover ratio exhibiting solid efficiency when moving the ball. Scoring wise, Elijah dropped 413 points on the season, averaging 13.8 points per game. Lewis shot 44.7% from the floor and 39.9% from three-point range which was the 70th best in the country. His shooting and drive will be missed as Elijah continues his career elsewhere.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 10 varsity, four club programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.