Men’s Basketball – John Wood Blazers


Basketball team

If you would like to learn more about our program, contact Head Coach Brad Hoyt at or 217.641-4975.


Mid West Athletic Conference Champions (2020, 2018, 2015, 2014)
Mid West Athletic Conference Runner Up (2019, 2017, 2013)

Past NineSeasons (2011-2020) – Overall Record 163-101

  • Nine-Year Conference Record 61-26 (.701)
  • Five Conference Players of the Year (since 2014)
  • Four Freshman of the Year Awards
  • Seven seasons of Coach of the Year Awards (Conference, Region, District, IBCA)
  • 20 All Region Selections
  • 23 All Conference Selections
  • Four First Team NJCAA All Americans & One Second Team (since 2014)
  • Three NABC All-Americans (since 2014)
  • Six Region Championship Appearances (since 2013)
  • Three Region Tournament Championships (since 2014)
  • 2nd and 6th place finish at National Tournament (2015, 2019)
  • One National Championship Game Appearance (2015)

Recent former Players Moving On to 
Four-Year Programs

Cory Miller Jr – University of Indianapolis
Eric Easter Jr – Hannibal LaGrange University
Trey Jefferson – Hannibal LaGrange University
Jordan Johnson – University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Aziz Fadika – Quincy University
Troy Burrows – Benedictine University
Brody Gronewold – Missouri Valley College
Aaron Hines – St Louis University
Mason Schlotzhauer – Missouri Valley College
Kourtlin Jackson – University of Southern Mississippi
Paxton Harmon – University of Illinois-Springfield
Wayde Smith – University of Illinois-Springfield
Andrew Howard – Missouri Baptist University
Munachiso Okonkwo – Upper Iowa University
Bruce Ogalat – Hannibal LaGrange University
Austin Richmiller – Culver Stockton College
Gabe McKenzie – East Central University
Lincoln Elbe – Hannibal LaGrange University
Larry Plummer – Missouri Valley College
Danilo Ranger – Missouri Valley College 

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