Once, they sprinted up and down the junior college court. Now, they’re experiencing March Madness.

Five former McLennan basketball players will participate in the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. For the men, Alex Mills (North Carolina Central), Aundre Jackson (Loyola Chicago), Shannon Bogues (Stephen F. Austin) and Kaelen Malone (Wichita State) are all members of NCAA-qualifying teams. In fact, Bogues – a two-time all-conference player for the Highlanders — leads the Lumberjacks in scoring at 15.4 points per game.

Meanwhile, the MCC women will be represented in the NCAA tournament by Caylinne Martin, a junior forward for Texas A&M.

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