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“Small College Basketball has a long history of showcasing the talents of some of our finest student athletes.   A successful Small College Basketball Hall of Fame will memorize those feats for years to come.” 

M.L. Carr, Guilford College ’73, NAIA Basketball Champion (1973), and 2- Time NBA World Champion (Boston Celtics)

"Having played at a small college (Wilkes University '69) in the 60's and eventually coaching in the 80's and 90's at a small college, UW Platteville I can truly say those years were tremendously rewarding.  John McCarthy's vision of the Small College Hall of Fame keeps the flame burning for all student athletes and coaches that have matriculated at these fine institutions.  Small college basketball has and will continue to offer opportunities for thousands of players who dreamt, as kids, of one day putting on a college basketball jersey.  The Small College Basketball Hall of Fame will never let them be forgotten."   

Bo Ryan, Former Head Coach, Wisconsin-Platteville, 4-Time NCAA Division III National Champions


“Small college basketball has a great history. Many of the legends of professional basketball are from this arena. Players and coaches from hundreds of schools every year represent the very best in collegiate sports.”  

Danny Miles, Former Head Coach, Oregon Tech, 3-Time NAIA Division II National Champions, 1,040 Career Wins


“Traditional media outlets do a tremendous job of covering NBA and Division I basketball.  Unfortunately, there is limited space left for the rest of the basketball community.  One of the goals of Small College Basketball is to promote and publicize NCAA D2, D3, NAIA, USCAA and NCCAA.  John McCarthy, founder of SCB, has done a tremendous job fostering this program.  Get onboard and see what is being done to recognize, publicize, and honor the outstanding and talented teams, coaches, and players.” 

Harry Statham, former Head Coach, McKendree, Retired as college basketball’s all-time wins leader with 1,122 wins  


"I am very proud to be among the select few Small College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.  It is a privilege and honor, to say the least.  The Small College Hall of Fame and Small College Athletic experience is the best-kept secret in athletics.  The relationships that are established with your teammates, the student body and your professors are long-lasting experiences that last a lifetime. Let us all work together to build the recognition of this tremendous organization to get the word out to America." 

George Tinsley, Kentucky Wesleyan, 3-Time National Champion

“Small College Basketball is the best kept sport secret in America. The passion, support and level of play are factors that keep those involved in the experience coming back to games again and again. It is time to tell our story in an exciting and new way.”  

Dr. Jim Poteet, NAIA Hall of Fame Inductee

“I am a product of Small College Basketball:  I played at William Jewell College and I coached at Central Methodist University, Northwest Missouri State University and William Jewell – what John McCarthy has done and continues to do is priceless for the many players, coaches, teams and others who have made Small College Basketball what it has been and continues to be!  If you love basketball, I encourage you to become involved in this amazing project and organization!”   

Larry Holley Retired Small College Basketball Coach, Winningest Collegiate Coach in the State of Missouri

SCB Founder John McCarthy at the 2018 SCB Celebration of the Game Event in Kansas City, Missouri

SCB Alumni Association Chair Dr. Jim Poteet at the 2018 SCB Celebration of the Game Event in Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Bevo Francis Award Winner, Emmanuel Terry accepts his award at the 2018 SCB Celebration of the Game

Small College Basketball Lifetime Achievement Award winner, John Hudson accepts his award at the SCB Celebration of the Game Event.

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