Bears in the Pros

Brandon Nazione

Brandon Nazione played at DMACC from 2012-2014. As a sophomore, Nazione helped lead the Bears to an outright ICCAC conference championship, the Region 11 championship, and an Elite 8 appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament. He was a two time All-Conference player, and named NJCAA All-American after his sophomore campaign. After DMACC, he transferred to Eastern Michigan University. He is currently playing professionally in Germany.

Kannon Burrage

Kannon Burrage played at DMACC from 2009-2011. He helped lead the Bears to a record of 45-15 in his two years in a Bear uniform. He was a two time All-Conference player, attaining first team his sophomore season.  Burrage led the conference his sophomore year by scoring 20.7 points per game. After DMACC, he transferred to the University of Texas-San Antonio. He has play professionally in Slovenia, Singapore, Thailand and currently playing a local team in Australia. Burrage currently works for the local association and runs his own basketball business called the Breakfast Club.

John Holmes

John Holmes played at DMACC during the 2006-07 season. While only playing one season for the Bears, Holmes was in an integral part of DMACC's National Tournament run and helped the Bears tie a school record in wins with 31. After DMACC, Holmes attended Bethune-Cookman, where he finished up his college play career. Holmes is currently playing basketball professionally in Luxembourg.

Al Stewart

Al Stewart played for the Bears during the 2004-05 season. He helped lead DMACC to the Region XI Championship game that season and a runner-up finish in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. The Bears finished the year 27-6 and 11-3 in league play and ranked fifth in the final NJCAA Poll. Stewart was named first team all-conference and Honorable Mention All-American. Stewart finished his collegiate career at Drake University in Des Moines. He is currently plays professionally in Canada.

Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young played at DMACC from 2001-03. He was part of DMACC's Final Four team in the 2001-02 season. During his sophomore campaign, Young was named a 2nd Team All-American. After his time at DMACC, Young transferred to Auburn University where he finished up his collegiate playing career. Ian still holds Auburn's record for highest free throw percentage (85.7%). Ian recently retired from professional basketball after playing in 16 different countries in 13 years. Young is currently coaching high school basketball and living in Florida.

Shelton Colwell

Shelton Colwell was part of Coach Orv Salmon's initial recruiting class. He helped DMACC compile an overall record of 60-10, back to back conference titles and helped the 2001-02 team to the NJCAA Final Four. A two time All-American, Colwell moved on to play Division I Basketball at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State). Shelton is currently playing professionally overseas in Israel.