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MBCA Hall of Fame Weekend Schedule is set

04/10/2015, 7:45am CDT
By MBCA Webmaster

Hall of Fame weekend ready to tip

It’s time for the second annual Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Weekend in Springfield, Missouri on April 25 & 26, 2015.  Once again the MBCA is proud to present the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Academic All-State banquet, and Missouri Challenge showcasing top seniors from throughout Missouri, featured in one weekend.


MBCA Hall of Fame Inductees

The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association is proud to release their 2015 Hall of Fame class to be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM.  

Once again, the MBCA has partnered with Hazelrigg Farms in Springfield is the presenting sponsor for the induction ceremony, which will take place at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri. Tickets for the event may be purchased from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association for $20 at the door. The Hall of Fame will open at 11:00 AM and lunch will be served at 12:00 with the ceremony to follow. 

Inductees include:  Ron Rhodes, Festus; Brad Boyer, Media; Jay Blossom, Webster Groves; Jay Osborne, Nixa; Mark Spigarelli, Blue Springs; Denny Hunt, Southwest Baptist; Robert Corn, Missouri Southern; John Thompson, Jefferson City; Kenneth Layman, Hardin Central.


Here is a complete list of bios for each inductee:  CLICK HERE


For additional information in individual inductees, please contact Bill Gunn,


MBCA Academic All-State

The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) is very proud to select and present the Academic All-State basketball teams each school year. The MBCA honors these top scholar athletes at the banquet on April 26, at 1 PM at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Here is complete list of boys award winners:  CLICK HERE

Here is complete list of girls award winners: CLICK HERE


MBCA presents Missouri Challenge

Springfield, MO - The O'Reilly Family Event Center on the Drury University campus will play host to 160 of the state's top graduating senior boys and girls basketball standouts when the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association hosts the Missouri Challenge on April 25 & April 26. Teams are divided to represent each of the MBCA eight regions. Collegiate Awards has served as the title sponsor of the event.

Schedules, rosters, coaches and all information have been released in the coming weeks through our website:


If you request additional information on the Missouri Challenge, please contact Missouri Challenge director, Nick Kemerling,


Gary Filbert Lifetime Achievement Award

The highest honor given by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, the Gary Filbert Lifetime Achievement award this year will be presented to Gene Bess, Three Rivers Community College.  Gene Bess is currently in his 45th season leading the Raider basketball program.  Bess has guided his teams to more than 1,200 victories and two national titles during his tenure and has a lifetime of experience promoting basketball in the Show-Me State.


Mr. & Miss Show-Me Basketball

Mr. & Miss Show-Me Basketball will be announced at the Academic All-State banquet on April 26 in Springfield.

Finalists for Mr. Show-Me Basketball include: Juwan Morgan, Waynesville; Drew Lock, Lee’s Summit; Landry Shamet, Park Hill; Kevin Puryear, Blue Springs South; Jimmy Whitt, Hickman; Jacob Caruso, Mansfield; Casey Teson, St. Charles; Cullen VanLeer, Pacific; O.G. Anunoby, Jefferson City.

Finalists for Miss Show-Me Basketball include:  Sophie Cunningham, Rock Bridge; Cierra Porter, Rock Bridge; Napheesa Collier, Incarnate Word Academy;   Sydney Skaggs, Park Hills Central; Taylor Doan, Kearney; Kenzie Jones, Park Hills Central; Sara Rhine, Eldon; Kendra Vaughan, Tuscumbia; Josie Young, Marionville


National High School Basketball Coaches Association selections as Missouri Coach of the Year

Nick Kemerling, Savannah

Scott Womack, West Plains


Richard Fairchild Coach of the Year Awards


Class 1                  Drew Nier (Meadville)

Class 2                   Frank Staple (Scott County Central)

Class 3                  Billy Thomas (Barstow)

Class 4                  Rick Foster (St. Charles)

Class 5                  Jimmy Cain (Blue Springs South)



Class 1                  Rory Henry (Walnut Grove)

Class 2                  Jeremy Mullins (Crane)

Class 3                  Josh Mapes (Park Hills Central)

Class 4                  Dan Rolfes (Incarnate Word)

Class 5                   Jill Nagel (Rock Bridge )


Kevin “Cub” Martin Assistant Coach Award

Brian James, Sikeston

Courtney Haskell, Hickman


Curtis Kerr Memorial Student Assistant of the Year

Danny Mahoney, Santa Fe


Mr. & Miss SOMO (Special Olympics of Missouri) Basketball

TJ Bray & Cheyenne Blackston


MBCA All-State Basketball

In case you missed the release of the MBCA all-state basketball teams, you can find them at this link:



MBCA Final 2015 rankings

In case you missed the release of the MBCA final basketball rankings, you can find them at this link:


Media requesting additional information may contact any of the following:

Denny Hunt     Executive Director

Shawn Erickson     Asst. Executive Director

Bill Gunn        President







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