FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICA!
Sullivan’s Kareem Welch Named
by John Conway
LOCH SHELDRAKE, May 2022 — SUNY Sullivan sophomore guard Kareem Welch has been named a Division II first team All American for 2021-22 by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Welch, a six-footer from Performing Arts & Tech High School in Brooklyn, finished the season with a 21.8 points per game scoring average to go along with 6.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.9 steals per game. He shot an impressive 53.3% from the field and 39.4% from three-point range.
Welch was instrumental in leading the Generals, who were ranked as high as number two in the nation this season, to a fourth place finish in the National Championship tournament. He had previously been named both the Mid-Hudson Conference Player of the Year and the Region XV Player of the Year.
The 2021-2022 NJCAA Division II All America Team:
PLAYER COLLEGE POS. CLASS
Damarco Minor South Suburban (IL) G Fr.
Jadan Graves Des Moines Area (IA) G So.
Kareem Welch Sullivan County (NY) G So.
Mak Manciel Henry Ford (MI) G Fr.
Manny Montgomery Dakota Tech (MN) G So.
Khalid Gates Cecil (MD) F So.
Justin Hendrick Niagara County (NY) G Fr.
Ed Wright Allen County (KS) G So.
Javeon Jones Davidson-Davie (NC) G So.
Drew Lowder Lansing (MI) G So.