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Wilkes has been playing basketball for 59 years at the varsity level,
beginning with the 1946-47 season. After making only five post-season appearances during the first 46 seasons, the Colonels have made 13 appearances in the post-season during the last 15 years.

The past 15 years can certainly be deemed the glory years...
of Wilkes basketball. During that time Wilkes has amassed a record of 280 wins and 107 losses, while winning six Freedom titles and making six NCAA playoff appearances.

The 2000-01 season marked the first time that Wilkes had a player named a first team All-American. That player, Dave Jannuzzi, not only earned all-american status, but was also named the winner of the Jostens Trophy, awarded annually to the top player in Division III.

Throughout the history of basketball at Wilkes, 48 players have been named...
to the various conference all-star teams, nine players have earned All-ECAC honors and Regional All-American status, and two players, Jannuzzi and Matt LaBuda, have been named to the All-American team.
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