OGLESBY – Former La Salle-Peru High School standout John Senica recently signed a National Junior College Athletic Association Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Illinois Valley Community College. He is joined by parents Tricia (Needs) and John Senica, both former IVCC basketball stars, seated, and IVCC coach Chris Herman. Senica actually joined the team for the second semester this past season. “I was immediately impressed with John’s blue-collar work ethic and great attitude. He was baptized by fire as his first game was on the road against eventual NJCAA Division II champion Kirkwood (Iowa) Community College. John was efficient on the floor and productive during that game while not being in great shape. He is coachable, hard-working, and a 4.0 student – a coach’s dream,” said Herman.