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Chewy Massena Named 1st Team All-American and Selected for the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Game

Chinua "Chewy" Massena Credits: Union County College

CRANFORD - On April 29, Chinua “Chewy” Massena, will proudly be representing Union County College and Region XIX at the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association 2017 All-Star Men's Basketball Game.

The Coaches Association has chosen Chewy as one of the top NJCAA basketball sophomores in the nation. This is a tremendous honor to be hand selected as one of the 24 athletes to participate in this high profile game. The two All-Star teams consist of 12 Division I athletes verses 12 Division II and III athletes.

The 2016-17 Basketball season was a tremendous year for Chewy. He led the nation with 28 points per game and 3 pointers made with a percentage of 55.7. Due to his outstanding shooting ability, Chewy's field goal percentage is at 61% and a high 82.3% from the free throw line. His statistics also consist of 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

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Chewy's outstanding performance led him to be awarded to the NJCAA 1st Team All-American Division III. He has also been named Region XIX Division III Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Region XIX and 1st Team All-Garden State Athletic Conference.

Tip off for the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association 2017 All-Star Men's Basketball Game will be at 4:30 p.m. (PDT) on April 29 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Follow all Union County College Athletics at www.UnionOwls.com and at @unionowls on all social media #weareowlstrong.

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