South Suburban’s Pigatti, Minor Lead NABC Two-Year College Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NABC has announced its 2021-22 two-year college awards, headlined by South Suburban College’s John Pigatti and Damarco Minor being selected as the NABC Two-Year College Coach and Player of the Year, respectively.


Pigatti led SSC to a perfect 33-0 record and the program’s first NJCAA Division II national title. The Bulldogs outscored opponents by an average of 30.4 points per game this season and led the nation by allowing just 59.6 points per game. SSC also led the nation in steals (15.2) and blocks (7.4) per game.


Minor averaged 20.8 points, 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 44.8 percent overall and 82.6 percent from the foul line. The Harvey, Ill., native averaged 20.8 points per game in SSC’s four NJCAA Tournament games, including 29 in the championship.


NABC Two-Year College Coach of the Year: John Pigatti, South Suburban

NABC Two-Year College Player of the Year: Damarco Minor, South Suburban


NABC NJCAA Division I All-America Team

Patrick Suemnick, Triton

Daniss Jenkins, Odessa

Mohamed Diarra, Garden City

AJ Cajuste, Indian River State

Mohamed Wague, Harcum

J’Vonne Hadley, Indian Hills

Sincere Parker, Moberly Area

Jordan Brinson, Salt Lake

Sean East, John A. Logan

Deshawndre Washington, Northwest Florida State


NABC NJCAA Division II All-America Team

Damarco Minor, South Suburban

Jadan Graves, Des Moines Area

Kareem Welch, Sullivan County

Mak Manciel Henry Ford

Manny Montgomery, Dakota Tech

Khalid Gates, Cecil

Justin Hendrick, Niagara County

Ed Wright, Allen County

Javeon Jones, Davidson-Davie

Drew Lowder, Lansing


NABC NJCAA Division III All-America Team

Latyce Faison, Onondaga

Gregory Crawford, Dallas-North Lake

David Coit, Atlantic Cape

Mitchel Noresca, CC of Rhode Island

Spencer Simes, Dallas-Eastfield