The Ottumwa Courier

November 2, 2012

Warriors ranked second by Basketball Times

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills has picked up another top-five national ranking as the Warriors make final preparations for their season opener on Friday. Basketball Times has the Warriors number-two in their junior college Dandy Dozen preseason ratings. The magazine, with its November issue available at newsstands now, has been in existence for over three decades and is one of the most trusted sources of basketball news.

Tony Jimenez, a long-time follower of junior college hoops, described this year’s Indian Hills team as having a ‘deep roster led by 6-8 Jameel McKay and (6-4) Ronald Ross.’

McKay is number-three on the publication’s list of Super Sophomores, described as a ‘multi-talented player committed to Marquette.’

Northwest Florida State, whom Basketball Times reports has five of its top seven players are transfers, is ranked first and Iowa Western is fifth.

The Warriors were rated fifth in the NJCAA preseason poll that came out last week.

Indian Hills tips off the regular season against Carl Sandburg CC in the Blackwell Tire Classic on Friday night at 7 p.m.