Seward County Community College sophomore Darko Cohadarevic has been selected to play for the NJCAA Division I All-Star basketball team that will compete in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Sunday, April 20, against the NJCAA Region I All-Star team. The NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 3rd Annual National All-Star Game, sponsored by New Balance, will also feature a game between the NJCAA D-III All-Stars and the NJCAA D-II All-Stars. Cohadarevic a 6-foot-9 post from Belgrade, Serbia, is one of 24 All-Americans that have been selected to showcase their skills and abilities in this NJCAA and NCAA sanctioned event.

The Division III and Division II All-Star teams will start the afternoon with a 1 p.m. tip-off, followed by the NJCAA Division I All-Stars taking on the top players from the junior college circuit in Arizona.

Each of the four all-star teams are comprised with 10 of the top players in its classification. The three coaches selected to lead this year’s NJCAA teams are Steve Green (Division I, South Plains College), Steve Schmidt (Division II, Mott Community College), and Tim McGraw (Division III) who each won national titles in 2008 in their respective divisions. Arizona Western Community College head coach Kelly Green will coach the Arizona All-Star team after leading his program to the Arizona Community College Conference championship this past season.

Cohadarevic was named Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American, along with being selected the Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player, First Team Jayhawk West All-Conference and First Team All-Region VI this season. He finished his sophomore season being named NJCAA All-Tournament team after averaging 18 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the national tournament.

Other Division I All-Americans joining Cohadarevic are Bobby Maze (Hutchinson C.C. – First Team), Eric Tramiel (Paris J.C. – First Team), Tyrone Appleton (Midland College – Second Team) and Nick Okoire (South Plains College – Honorable Mention).

NJCAA Division I All-Stars
Head Coach: Steve Green (South Plains College)
Bobby Maze (6-3), Hutchinson Community College (Kan.)
Eric Tramiel (6-7), Paris Junior College (Texas)
Tyrone Appleton (6-3), Midland College (Texas)
Nick Okoire (6-0), South Plains College (Texas)
Darko Cohadarevic (6-9), Seward County Community College (Kan.)
Luciano De Souza (6-6), South Plains College (Texas)
Brian Green (5-11), Salt Lake Community College (Utah)
Jamie Vanderbeeken (6-11), Tyler Junior College (Texas)
James Eayrs (6-6), North Dakota State College of Science (N.D.)