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Men's Basketball Baron Earns All-American Honors

Louie Baltazar

Burlington County College (BCC) Baron Louie Baltazar – one of the nation’s leading scorers – earned third-team All-American honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Baltazar, 21, originally from the Bronx, New York, who now lives in Lumberton, ranked eighth in the country with 23.6 points per game in the National Junior College Athletic Association. He led the country with a 63.1 three-point percentage. The guard notched his 1,000th career point in January.

“Louie has been a bright point for our team the past two seasons and truly deserves this national recognition,” said Head Coach Keith M. Crump. “He brings tremendous energy to the court every game and will be a great addition to a four-year program after he graduates from Burlington County College.”

Baltazar chose BCC for its athletic and academic programs. As part of the college’s initial First Year Initiative – designed to help first-year students succeed at the collegiate level – Baltazar has done well in his studies as well as on the court.

“Burlington County College has provided me all the resources and opportunities to succeed,” Baltazar said. “This award is a tribute to all of my teammates, coaches, teachers and staff who have helped me on the court and in the classroom at BCC.”

Baltazar has received interest from several four-year institutions but has not decided on his plans beyond the spring semester at BCC.

“Burlington County College provides students with the opportunities to excel in the classroom and develop well-rounded interests with meaningful extracurricular activities that are recognized throughout the country,” BCC President Paul Drayton said. “We are thrilled to see Louie achieve another impressive milestone along his journey at Burlington County College.”