Knights’ basketball Senior Night

And some insights from point guard Nate Jean-Philippe

By Dalton Koller

Knightly News Reporter

The Central Penn College men’s basketball team will hold its Senior Night game Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at East Pennsboro Area High School.

The Knights will be playing Manor College for the first time since Dec. 13, when they lost 93-85.

Tomorrow will be the Knights’ last home game this season.

Nate Jean-Philippe, who is listed as a senior, will not be spotlighted during Senior Night before the game, because he plans to return for one his season next year.

Nate Jean-Philippe.
Photo courtesy Central Penn College

 “I just did not want two Senior Nights, you know?” Jean-Philippe said. “I’m a junior, eligibility-wise, senior in academics.”

He has the extra year of athletic eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far, Jean-Philippe is having his best statistical season of three during his time at CPC, putting up an impressive 19.7 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, three assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.

Jean-Philippe talked a bit about some of his experiences at CPC, and what he plans to do after graduation.

When asked about what convinced him to come to CPC, he replied: “I came to Central Penn because a good friend of mine came here, and she convinced me to come, telling me about the size of the school, and how willing the teachers are to support the students.”

Jean-Philippe said his favorite moment at CPC would be “either going to nationals … getting my first start as a college athlete, or convincing my good friends from back home to come to school here and playing alongside them.”

He added that playing with his hometown friends “is a good feeling.”

Jean-Philippe said that when he graduates, he wants to be sure he’s giving back and helping people who need it.

“That’s my biggest goal in life, to help others,” he said.

He also mentioned that he one day hopes to own his own business and to give some of the funds to charity.

To learn more about the Knights’ men’s basketball team, visit Central Penn College Athletics.

Koller is a member of The Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College. He is also a Central Penn baseball player and reports on Central Penn sports. He wrote this story for a journalism class being taught by Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi, who is media-club co-adviser and Knightly News editor. Comment or story idea? Contact KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.Edu.