Seward County Community College men’s basketball players Darko Cohadarevic, Bryson Hampton and Reggie Chamberlain signed their official NCAA letters of intent on Wednesday afternoon, which marked national signing day for NCAA basketball programs. Cohadarevic signed with Texas Tech University, Hampton signed with the University of California – Riverside, and Chamberlain signed with Wichita State University. All three SCCC basketball players held a press conference in the All-American on the campus of SCCC to announce their official decisions on where they would continue their academic and basketball playing careers. The Seward County men’s basketball program has now had 47 players in their program sign with a NCAA Division I program, including 10 players over the last three years.

The two sophomores and freshman point guard led the Saints to a 32-6 overall record this past season while picking up Jayhawk West and Region VI Tournament championships along the way. Seward County finished its season winning the third-place game at the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., with an 81-63 victory over Three Rivers Community College.

Cohadarevic, a 6-foot-9-inch sophomore post from Belgrade, Serbia, was named the Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player, NJCAA All-Tournament Team and was tabbed Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American. He led the Saints averaging 15.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game his sophomore season.

Cohadarevic, a First Team All-Conference and All-Region VI selection, will be busy this upcoming weekend as a participant for the NJCAA Division I All-Star Team competing in the Men’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 3rd Annual National All-Star Game in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Cohadarevic joins the Texas Tech Red Raider basketball program that finished eighth in the Big 12 Conference in 2007-2008 with a 16-15 overall record and 7-9 mark in league play. TTU is led by first-year head coach Pat Knight. Knight took over the reins of the Red Raider basketball program after his father, legendary head coach Bob Knight, resigned as coach on Feb. 4 during his seventh-season at Texas Tech. Cohadarevic follows in the foot-steps of former Saints All-American Devonne Giles, who helped lead Texas Tech to an appearance in the 2003 NCAA Tournament “Sweet 16.”

Hampton gave the Saints quality minutes off the bench for two seasons. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Hampton sparked the Saints with a team-high 10 rebounds in their NJCAA Tournament first round victory over No. 2 ranked Chipola College. Hampton led the Saints in rebounding on seven occasions this season.

Hampton, a 6-foot-8 sophomore post from Portland, Ore., will become a Highlander at UC Riverside where he will play for head coach Jim Wooldridge, who spent six years as the head coach at Kansas State University, and two seasons as an assistant coach to Tim Floyd with the Chicago Bulls.

UC Riverside is coming off a 9-21 overall record last season. The Highlanders compete in the Big West Conference, where they finished in seventh place in 2007-2008 with a 4-12 conference record.

Chamberlain, the Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year, completed a stellar season with the Saints averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game. He was a First Team All-Conference selection, and he was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Region VI and NJCAA Tournament.

A 2007 high school graduate of Raytown H.S. in Kansas City, Mo., Chamberlain started for the Saints in 37 games this past season where he scored in double figures 25 times, led the team in scoring 13 times and was the team’s leader in assists on 24 occasions. He ranked 14th in the nation in total steals (95), and 17th in free throws made (155).

Chamberlain will join the Wichita State men’s basketball program that is now led by first-year head coach Gregg Marshall. In Marshall’s first season with the Shocker’s he led them to an 11-20 overall record and to a ninth-place finish in the Valley with a 4-14 league record. Marshall came to WSU after guiding the Winthrop program to seven NCAA Tournament appearances in nine seasons.

In his only season at SCCC, Chamberlain cracked six all-time Seward County single-season top 10 record books including free throws (9th, 155), 3-pointers (5th, 83), assists (6th, 171), steals (4th, 95), free throw shooting percentage (3rd, .833) and 3-point shooting percentage (9th, .426).