MBI Alumni

Alumni Make Their Mark
At NCAA Division I Programs
and in the NBA & NFL


Mr. Basketball has made its mark with college scouts who annually make a stop in Kearney to check out the long list of college prospects. Alumni of the event have gone on to play in every major conference from coast-to-coast, as well as the NBA & NFL.

Chris DuhonWe provide scouts with the most thorough Player Info Guides they get during the summer.The PIG contains each player’s address and telephone number, coaches address and phone number, as well as the player’s stats, grades and awards.

Chris Duhon (Duke) helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2001 national championship.

Duhon, from Slidell, Louisiana, was the Wooden Award winner for high school player of the year in 2000. Duhon averaged 10 points per game for the Louisiana Crusaders in the 1997 Mr. Basketball Invitational. He was a second round draft pick in 2004.

Kirk Hinrich - NBA

Chicago Bulls point guard, Kirk Hinrich (U. of Kansas), was the #7 pick overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2003 NBA Draft. He was a 1997 Mr. Basketball All-American.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller was named the 2001 NBA Rookie of the Year! He became the first Mr. Basketball alum drafted in the NBA’s first round when he was selected 5th overall by the Orlando Magic in 2000.

Jared Reiner

Jared Reiner, a South Dakota native who played in the 1998 & 1999 Mr. Basketball tournaments with the Dakota Schoolers was a standout at the U. of Iowa and played with the Chicago Bulls in 2005.

Paul Shirley

Paul Shirley, a Kansas native, who played for Iowa St. played with 11 different professional teams, concluding with the Phoenix Suns in 2005.

Ansu Sesay

Ansu Sesay (U. of Mississippi), was the SEC Player of the Year & first player taken in the 2nd Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He played for the NBA’s Golden St. Warriors after two seasons with Seattle. Sesay played in the 1993 Mr. Basketball Invitational for the Houston Salukis.

Channing Frye

Channing Frye who was picked 8th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft! Frye and teammate Terrell Suggs, of the Baltimore Ravens, helped lead the Arizona Stars to the 1999 Mr. Basketball semi-finals. Frye was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie team in 2005-06.

Terrell Suggs

Terrell Suggs (Arizona St. defensive end) was the 10th pick of the first round by Baltimore Ravens in 2003. He played for the Arizona Stars at Mr. Basketball along side NBA draft pick Channing Frye.

Teyo Johnson

Teyo Johnson started in football & basketball for Standford University. The WR was a second round pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2003. He played for the Emerald City Pioneers from Washington.

R.W. McQuarters, who helped get his Antioch Saints team to the championship game of the 1994 Mr. Basketball Invitational, was an NFL 1st Round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers and played several years with the Bears. McQuarters played football and basketball at Oklahoma St. A defensive back and kick returner, he now plays for N.Y. Giants. He played in the Giants 2008 Super Bowl win over the undefeated New England Patriots.

Billy CundiffBilly Cundiff, kicker for the Dallas Cowboys in 2002-2004 played in the Mr. Basketball Invitational as well.
Chad GreenwayChad Greenway, an Iowa native, was the 17th pick of the 1st round by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2006 Draft. He played with the Dakota Schoolers in the 1999 Mr. Basketball Invitational. Nate KaedingNate Kaeding was drafted in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played in the 1998 Mr. Basketball Invitational.
C.B. McGrathC.B. McGrath is a member of Roy Williams’ basketball staff at North Carolina. McGrath played point guard for Williams at Kansas. He was a team captain in 1997-98 and lettered in four seasons. McGrath assists with all day-to-day aspects of the UNC basketball program. He oversees the administrative aspects of the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp, coordinates team video and the high school coaches clinic. McGrath played in the 1993 Mr. Basketball Invitational with the Kansas City Jayhawks.
The following lists do not include the hundreds of kids who’ve participated in the Mr. Basketball Invitational now playing NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior college ball in all parts of the country. We just don’t have room to list all of them.  The list does include many of those who have gone on to NCAA Division I programs.We are always trying to locate alumni who have played junior college ball the last couple of years, to see which Division I programs they have moved on to…the list keeps growing!  Coaches who have played in our tournament, if you have a player who has signed or verbally committed, please let us know and we will add them to the list.


Here are as many alumni as we have been able to track who are, or have, played at the NCAA Division I level around the country.

Player School
Justin Albrecht Tennessee
Jeff Allen Wyoming
Nate Althoff Utah
Carter Arnett Wichita St.
Brad Arthur Mercer
Chris Assel Sacred Heart
Ray Austin Bowling Green
David Bailey Loyola-IL
Martell Bailey Illinois-Chicago
Jason Baker Southern Utah
Cedrick Banks Illinois-Chicago (Pro – Overseas & USBL)
Mike Bargen Marquette
Tony Barksdale Western Michigan
Matt Barnett Colorado St.
LeAndrew Bass Alabama-Birmingham (Pro – Overseas)
Tim Bieri Colgate
LeDaryl Billingsley Tulane
Curtis Bobb Utah St.
Jonathan Bomba UTEP
Tyrus Boswell Mississippi St.
Matt Bouldin Gonzaga
Tony Brus Northern Iowa
Bryan Buchanan Nebraska
Bo Buettenback Cornell
Brian Butch Wisconsin
Omar Bynum Iowa St.
David Carse West Virginia
Chris Chestnut Creighton
Ross Chouest Georgia Tech
Matt Clark Wichita St.
Cary Cochran Nebraska
Adrian Coffey UTEP
Jaraan Cornell Purdue
CJ Cowgill Liberty (Pro – Overseas)
Pierre Curtis James Madison
Eugene Dabney Rutgers
Damian Dantzler Louisville
Kendall Dartez Louisville (NBA Developmental League)
James Davis Lamar
Derek Dawes BYU
Tyrone Deacon Michigan St.
Michael DeRockkis Drexel
Michael Deters Air Force
Dain Dillingham Drake
Rob Doss Hartford
Josh Dotzler Creighton
Jason Dourisseau Nebraska (Pro – Overseas)
Robert Dowell Centenary
Andrew Drevo Nebraska
Dusty Dubbs South Alabama
Chris Duhon Duke (NBA – Chicago Bulls)
Phinney Dukes Northern Illinois
Victor Ebong North Carolina-Wilmington
Rodney Edgerson Washington St.
Alan Eldridge Purdue
Tanner Engel Lehigh
Robert Faulkner Iowa St.
Brian Flickinger LaSalle
Derrick Floyd Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Zach Fortune Iowa St.
Cory Fosdyck Western Illinois
Jon Foss Colgate
Craig Franklin Chicago St.
Justin French Wyoming
Jack Friedler Bradley
Damon Frierson Miami-Ohio
Channing Frye Arizona (NBA – New York Knicks)
Nathan Funk Creighton
Tremaine Gardiner North Carolina-Charlotte
Shaun Gee Dartmouth
Phillip Gilbert Bradley
Brock Gillespie Rice
David Goeschl Creighton
Ryan Goral Denver
Chad Greenway Iowa (Football — NFL Minnesota Vikings)
James Griffin College of Charleston
Mike Hahn Pacific
Antawn Hall Missouri-KC
Ray Hall Providence
Adam Haluska Iowa
Matt Hanson Air Force
Justin Haynes Creighton
Charles Hayward North Carolina-Charlotte
Phillip Heath Denver
Jay Heidrick Kansas St.
Nick Heiser Creighton
Michael Henderson Iowa
Hector Hernandez Fresno St.
Chris Herrara Eastern Illinois
Mike Higgins Navy
Cedric Hill Northern Arizona
Daveeno Hines New Mexico St.
Kirk Hinrich Kansas (NBA – Chicago Bulls)
Randy Holbrook Xavier
Marc Holland Northern Illinois
Luke Homan Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Derek Hood Arkansas (Pro – CBA)
Chad Hook Hawaii
David Hughes Yale
Bryce Husak St. Louis
Larry Jackson McNeese St. (USBL)
Marcus Jackson Marquette
Ben Jacobson Northern Iowa
Ben Jacobson Tennessee Tech
Mike Jefferson Western Michigan
Terrell Jeter Northeastern Louisiana
Donnie Johnson Creighton
Teyo Johnson Stanford (NFL – Los Angelas Raiders)
Jackson Jones San Deigo St.
Dusty Jura Northern Iowa
Rob Kampman Wichita St.
Scott Kauffman Richmond
Bobby Kempf Nebraska
Josh Kimm Kansas St.
Rick Kinner Cal-Poly
Brent Klassen Bowling Green
Brom Knop Texas-San Antonio
Tyler Koenig Wisconsin-Green Bay
Dan Kolder Creighton
Nathan Koran Air Force
Kanon Koster South Dakota
Derek Kruse Cornell
Michael Kuhn Hampton
David Kummer Denver
Luther Lacey Eastern Illinois
Carl Landry Purdue
Ben Larson Cal-Poly
Dennis Latimore Arizona
Dan Ledbetter Missouri-KC
Kareem Lee Quinnipiac
Seth LeGrand Northwestern St.
Jared Lewis Northern Colorado
Jeric Lewis Morgan St.
Michael Lewis Indiana
Travis Lewis Louisiana Tech
Brian Lillis Albany
John Little Northern Iowa
Brian Lynch Villanova
Laron Mapp So. Carolina St.
Andy Markowski Nebraska
Matt Martin Montana
Steve Maselter Northern Michigan
Dan Masters Pacific
Jeremy McFall North Texas
C.B. McGrath Kansas
Tyler McKinney Creighton
R.W. McQuarters Oklahoma St. (NFL – Chicago Bears)
Greg McQuay Purdue (Pro – Finland)
Othello Meadows East Carolina
Josh Meyer Brown
Steve Meyer New Orleans
Nick Meyers Akron
Branden Miller Montana St.
Brandon Miller Butler
Mark Miller Illinois-Chicago
Mike Miller Florida (NBA – Orlando Magic)
Nate Miller Stetson
Dave Milliren Youngstown St.
Jarvis Mitchell Fairleigh Dickinson (Pro – Latvia)
Gabe Moeller Colorado St.
Clarence Moore Georgia Tech
Ferron Morgan Rice
Chris Morrow Northeastern Illinois
Jimmy Motz Creighton
Jake Muhleisen Nebraska
Kevin Mungin Creighton
Chad Mustard Cleveland Browns (NFL)
Leon Murray Pittsburgh
Mike Nabena Wisconsin-Green Bay
Tom Nabity SMU
Patrick Nee Monmouth
Brandon Nichols Jackson St.
Terry Nooner Kansas
Sean O’Girri Wichita St.
Joel Ockey Texas A & M
Nedu Onyeuku Illinois St.
Heath Orvis St. John’s
Eric Ottens Evansville
Jack Owens Murray St.
Paige Paulsen Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Derek Paben Northern Iowa
Michael Palm Portland
Will Palmer Missouri-KC
Grant Parker Air Force
Larry Patrick Grambling
Jason Patton Arizona St.
Ben Paxson Prairie View A&M
Terry Pettis Fresno St.
Ryan Pfeifer Nebraska
Prentice Potts Creighton
Josh Powell Drake
Patrick Powers Brown
Tadearl Pratt North Carolina-Wilmington
Lorcan Precious St. Mary’s-CA
Mike Preston Pacific
Joe Principe Old Dominion
T.J. Pugh Kansas
Neil Punt East Carolina
John Radiecki Colorado St.
Shawn Redhage Arizona St.
Rhett Reed New Orleans
Ryan Reed Ball St.
Jared Reiner Iowa
Pierre Rembert Michigan (Football)
Brad Reusch Yale
Aaron Rich Montana St.
Drew Richards SW Missouri St.
Mark Richardson Northern Illinois
Chris Rogers Providence
Nate Rohnert Denver
Matt Rowan Missouri
Adam Salow Northern Iowa
Da’monn Sanders Oral Roberts
Jason Sarchet Liberty
Bronsen Schliep Nebraska
Jamaal Scott Cal-Poly
Bruce Seals Manhattan
Brett Seger Denver
Ansu Sesay Mississippi (NBA – Seattle)
Matt Shirley Colgate
Paul Shirley Iowa St. (NBA – Phoenix Suns)
Ryan Shriver Western Illinois
Terrance Simmons Minnesota
John Sivesind Wright St.
Andy Skoglund Iowa St.
Chaz Smith Missouri-KC
Mike Smith Yale
Steve Smith Creighton
Matt Suther Missouri-KC
Carlos Thomas Louisiana Tech
Schyler Thomas Kansas St.
Wilson Thomas Nebraska
Dazzmond Thornton Texas Tech (transfer to James Madison)
Dennis Trammell New Mexico St.
John Turek Nebraska
KT Turner Texas-Arlington
Mike Vandello Illinois St.
Mike Vukmanovich Duquesne
Dujuante Wade Wisconsin-Green Bay
Eric Walderman Montana
Sam Warren Virginia (transfer to S. Idaho JC)
Corey Watkins Auburn
Jordan Watson Evansville
Jake Wessel California-Riverside
Justin Wessel Arizona
Adam Wetzel Purdue
Andre Wiggins Chicago St.
Anthony Williams Vanderbilt
Bruce Williams North Carolina A & T
Cornelius Williams North Carolina St.
Jason Williams Tulsa
Ralph Williams Missouri-KC
Marcus Wilson Evansville
Sam Winter Harvard
Ty Winn Northern Illinois
Bret Wise Wichita St.
Rhet Wierzba Austin Peay St.
Wes Wilkinson Nebraska (Pro – Overseas)
Derrick Wimmer Chicago St.
Brian Wood Akron
Shawn Wumkes Drake