April 19, 2013

Jeremey McDonald scores over a Lamar defender. Sterling, CO - Northeastern Junior College Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Eddie Trenkle is pleased to announce 6’6” sophomore forward Jeremy McDonald has signed a National Letter of Intent with Northeastern State, a Division II powerhouse in Tahlequah, OK.  Jeremy is the second of four sophomores who has chosen a school to continue his education and playing career.  Jacob Lancaster signed with Division I Abilene Christian University during the early signing period in November.

Jeremy, a graduate from Millennium High School in Goodyear, AZ, made his way to Sterling, Colorado after helping Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks to the College Basketball Invitation Tournament.  Jeremy’s short time at Northeastern Junior College proved to be a productive one.  “He was a constant,” explained Head Coach Eddie Trenkle, “The day Jeremy stepped on to campus he was a gym rat. He was either working on his shot, his dribble skills or just spending time in the training room trying to recuperate his body.”

McDonald averaged nine points and five rebounds and shot an amazing 89 percent from the free throw line this year for the Plainsmen.  Upon returning from Christmas break Jeremy production nearly doubled with his biggest games coming against the conferences tough competition. 

“Jeremy’s best basketball is ahead of him,” explains Coach Trenkle, “His work ethic and attitude will carry him a long way.  We would have loved to have him for two years here, but we are also excited to see him move on.  He has signed with a great program and will be working with an even better coaching staff that will maximize his potential.”