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NECC Basketball Standout Selected in Second Round of Dominican National League Draft

Submitted by on June 6, 2024 – 2:27 pm

Haverhill, MA (June 6, 2024) – Two-time NJCAA First Team All-American Luis Reynoso (Lawrence) of the Northern Essex Community College men’s basketball team was selected in the second round and 16th overall in the Dominican National League Draft held on Wednesday evening at the Hard Rock Café in Santo Domingo.

Reynoso, selected by the Santiago Metros with the 16th pick, was among a total of 56 players drafted in the seven-round event among the eight teams in the LNB La Liga. The Super League season is set to get underway on June 18th.

Reynoso who helped lead the Knights to their second consecutive Region 21/East District Championship became the first player in the history of the Knights basketball program to earn two All-American awards and is just the fourth athlete in the Northern Essex athletic program to earn the recognition twice.

He scored 614 points on the season and became the first Knight to score 1,000 career points since Joe Marshall in 2001 as he finished his two-year career on the Haverhill campus with 1,244 points

While averaging 26.6 minutes played per game, Reynoso led the team in scoring (19.8 ppg), rebounds (13.2 rbg), blocks (1.6 bpg) and assists (4.5apg).

At the regional level, Reynoso was first in rebounding and tied for first in free throws made (126) while he ranked fourth in points per game.

On the national level, Reynoso finished third with 278 defensive rebounds and fourth in total rebounds with 408. He finished fifth in rebounds per game at 13.2 and seventh in total points (614).

This article was written by NECC Athletics Director Dan Blair. To learn more about athletics at NECC, visit the website