Former Clackamas Cougar back in the Big Dance
Former Clackamas Community College athlete Mark Campbell is back in the NCAA national championship tournament. Campbell played at CCC in 2001, averaging 17 points and 10 assists and being selected as the Southern Region MVP and leading his team to a No. 1 season ranking and a record of 28-5.
At the University of Hawaii, he was a two time defensive player of the year in the WAC and achieved a lifetime dream of playing in the NCAA tournament after leading his team to the WAC conference and tournament titles.
He is back in the Big Dance this season, as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s University, which qualified by defeating Gonzaga in the WCC tournament championship game.
Former CCC player Kevin McShane also got his second straight post season experience at Oregon State University. The Beavers, last season’s College Basketball Invitational champions, were beaten in the first round by Boston University.