Northeast Men’s Basketball Standouts Sign Letters Of Intent With Four-Year Institutions

NORFOLK – A trio of men’s basketball players from Northeast Community College will continue their careers in NCAA Division I, II and NAIA levels.

According to a release from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Ben Moxness of Scribner recently signed a letter of intent to continue hits academic and athletic career at a four-year institution.

Moxness inked with Doane University, an NAIA school in Crete. The Tigers are coached by Ian McKeithen and compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Moxness was a dynamic three-point shooter who averaged 9.4 points per game throughout his career at Northeast. He started in 25 games as a sophomore and shot 42% from the field and 37% from the three-point line.

Northeast’s Emmette Page of Crystal, MN will continue his career at the University of Evansville, an NCAA DI school in Evansville, Ind. The Purple Aces compete in The Valley Conference and are coached by Todd Lickliter.

Page re-wrote the record books at Northeast during his two years with the Hawks. He broke the record for most points scored in a career, most points scored in a single season, single-season scoring averaging, most free throws in a career and most free throws in a season. He also led the ICAC in scoring with 17.6 points per game last season. Throughout his two years at Northeast, he averaged 18.9 points per game and hit 44% of his shots from the field.

Also, Daniel Akuei from Melbourne, Australia will head to the University of West Florida, an NCAA DII school in Pensacola. The Argonauts compete in the Gulf South Conference and are coached by Jeff Burkhamer. In two seasons for the Hawks, Akuei scored 597 points and grabbed 429 rebounds. As a sophomore, he averaged 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He also shot 47% from the field and 45% from beyond the arc.