Former Minutemen Jeff Massey great is now a Hall of Famer

He led Owens to back-to-back national titles, earning tourney MVP honors both years.

Posted on Feb. 4, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jeff Massey has been elected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

The 1991 Concord High School graduate led Owens Community College of Toledo, Ohio, to back-to-back NJCAA Division II national titles in 1992 and 1993.

He was named tournament MVP both years and was a first-team NJCAA All-American both seasons, among other honors. He averaged 27.6 points as a freshman and 26 points as a sophomore.

Massey's 1,894 points still rank ninth in NJCAA history and he still holds 15 school records at Owens, where his number is the only one retired in school history.

Massey, currently in his 10th year as an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University, went on to finish his collegiate playing career at Xavier. He was Midwestern Collegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year as a junior, and as a senior he averaged a team-leading 18.9 points and led the Musketeers into the NCAA Tournament.

At Concord, Massey helped the Minutemen reach the 1990 state title game and was chosen as an Indiana All-Star in 1991.

Massey is joined by player Kevin Gamble and coaches Bill Muse and Richard Shilts as 2014 NJCAA Hall selections in men's basketball. Induction ceremonies are to be scheduled for later this year.


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