DENTON, Texas – North Texas head basketball coach Tony Benford signed NJCAA All-American forward Colin Voss to a scholarship, which makes the Northern Oklahoma College standout the newest member of a recruiting class currently ranked No. 38 in the country by HoopScoopOnline.com.
Last season, Voss was named a second-team NJCAA All-American after leading Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa with 11.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, which ranked 84th in the country. He shot 56.8 percent from the floor, and averaged 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Voss posted 21 games with at least 10 points, and reached the 20-point plateau three times.
A starter in all 31 games, Voss led Northern Oklahoma to a 22-4 record and winning streaks of 12 and 14 games .
“Colin is going to be a great basketball player for our program,” Benford said. “He’s very fundamentally sound, and he’s really tough thanks to that football background of his. We recruit versatility, and he brings a developed game both inside and outside the lane. He is a coach’s son as well, so he brings a great deal of leadership to the court.”
Voss played in 29 games for Central Michigan as a freshman in 2010-11, and averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He posted a then-career high outing of 10 points and five boards against Ohio. An injury forced him to redshirt in 2011-12, and he transferred to Northern Oklahoma for the following season.
He earned second-team all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press as a junior at East Grand Rapids High School, and was a standout two-sport athlete. In fact, Voss won a football state title in 2009, and received several scholarship offers to play football.
North Texas Basketball 2013-14 Recruiting Class
Colin Voss – 6-7, 240, Jr., F, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Northern Oklahoma)
Armani Flannigan – 6-8, 200, Jr., F, Rockford, Ill. (Central Wyoming State)
Tony Nunn – 6-9, F/C, Salisbury, N.C. (Oldsmar Christian)
Josh Friar – 6-8, F, Houston, Texas (Kingwood HS)
Greg Wesley – 6-7, F, Arlington, Texas (Seguin HS)