The TJC men's basketball team is expected to be one of the best in their conference this year. This is a team that finished at .500 last year and only has 4 sophomores, which begs the question, why are they expected to be so good?

The expectations are high because of how good those sophomores are. On Wednesday, all 4 of them signed with major Division 1 schools.

Jaqwan McCauley is going to Morehead State, Eden Ewing is headed to Purdue, and Davante Cooper and Kwinton Hinson will both be playing at Washington State.

At media day last month, Coach Marquis said he wanted to get everyone signed before the season began. Today, his wish came true. And for the players, that means they can focus on the action on the floor without having to think about recruiters and their futures.

The Apaches are already 2-0 this year and will be back in action on Sunday, November 13.