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Northwest Bearcats

Rick Jolley

In 1994 Rick Jolley, a native of Gary, Indiana – a state known for producing talented players on the hardwood – transferred to Northwest Missouri State.

In his three seasons as a Bearcat, Rick quickly imprinted his name on the record books. He scored over 1,000 points and pulled down over 500 rebounds in his career.  That made him one of only 10 players in that exclusive club en route to being named an All-MIAA selection twice during his tenure. Although the MIAA Title was later vacated, Jolley helped the Bearcats claim the 1996 regular season championship as a dominate force inside the paint.

Throughout his impressive career he averaged nearly 15 points per game while shooting an efficient 55 percent from the field.  These marks still have Rick in the top five all-time at Northwest in both categories.

As one of the most efficient big men in the MIAA, Jolley went on to lead the Bearcats in scoring in 1995 and 1996 and also led the team in rebounding all three seasons.

Today, Rick works in IT for Oversight Systems in the Atlanta area.