LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Reed named first-team All-America -- twiceThe Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. — Josh Cook The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.
March 15-- Mar. 15--Nic Reed earned first-team All-America honors -- not once, but twice -- Thursday.
The Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) junior, and former Christian Academy standout, was one of 10 players named an NAIA Division II first-team All-America by the association. And, he was also one of only six nationally named a 2018-19 NAIA Google Cloud Academic first-team All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 27.3 points per game -- fourth nationally -- and was the unanimous Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year while leading the Tigers (23-9) to the regular-season league title and into the national tournament. He is just the second ONU player to ever earn the honor, joining Zach Freeman (2002).
Reed, who also averaged 9.3 rebounds per game, established new single-season program records in scoring (875 points) and made free throws (243). He already is in the Top 20 in program history in seven major statistical categories heading into his senior season. Reed ranks third in scoring (2,307 points), eighth in rebounds (827), 15th in made 3-pointers (148), 16th in made field goals (587), fifth in field-goal attempts (1,468), second in made free throws (587) and third in free throw attempts (696).
Reed was an honorable mention All-America selection in each of his first two seasons.
Reed, who is a double-major in economics and finance, maintains a 3.76 grade-point average.
Meanwhile, IU Southeast senior Jamie Johnson was a third-team NAIA All-America selection. The 6-0 point guard averaged 22.1 points, 5.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season for the Grenadiers (19-11).
Johnson was a second-team All-America selection last season.
Cameron Hunt, a senior guard from Southwestern College (Kan.), was named the Player of the Year. Hunt averaged 31.5 points per game this season.
NAIA DIVISION II ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
Name School Position
*Cameron Hunt Southwestern College (Kan.) Guard
Elisha Boone WVU Tech (W.Va.) Guard
Mitchell Fink Oregon Tech Guard
Ty Hoglund Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Forward
Kyle Mangas Indiana Wesleyan Guard
Paul Marandet Spring Arbor (Mich.) Guard
Talon Pinckney College of Idaho Guard
Nic Reed Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) Forward
Sam Vander Sluis Cornerstone (Mich.) Center
Jay Wolfe Briar Cliff (Iowa) Guard
*--National Player of the Year
Tyler Borchers Morningside (Iowa) Center
Dwight Burton Madonna (Mich.) Guard
Trevion Crews Bethel College (Ind.) Guard
Ethan Davidson College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Forward
Justin Folkers Dakota State (S.D.) Forward
Trae Graham Warner (Fla.) Forward
Jevon Knox Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) Guard
Jordan Murdock Friends (Kan.) Forward
Wes Stowers Marian (Ind.) Guard
Trenton Thompson Asbury (Ky.) Forward
K.J. Duronslet Union (Ky.) Guard
Jamie Johnson Indiana Southeast (Ind.) Guard
Reginald Kissoonlal Marian (Ind.) Forward
Aaron Levarity Milligan (Tenn.) Forward
Collin Malcolm Warner Pacific (Ore.) Forward
Evan Maxwell Indiana Wesleyan (Ind.) Forward
Therence Mayimba Washington Adventist Forward
Kevin Oberweiser Jamestown (N.D.) Guard
Jon Purintun Jamestown (N.D.) Forward
Joshua Wilchcombe Oklahoma Wesleyan Forward
KAISER, CAMPBELLSVILLE SURVIVE
Madison Kaiser and Campbellsville survived a first-round scare in the NAIA 39th annual Division I Women's Basketball National Championship in Billings, Mont. on Thursday.
The Tigers senior wing, and former Floyd Central standout, scored 16 points for top-seeded Campbellsville, which outlasted Providence (Mont.) 89-84 in overtime. She also added four rebounds and three assists in nearly 37 minutes of action.
Kaiser's teammate, Jordan Doram, scored a game-high 40 points off the bench to lead the Tigers into the second round.
Campbellsville (32-2) will face fourth-seeded Talladega, Ala. (28-5) at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Round of 16.
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