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2014-15 NAIA Division II Menís Basketball All-America Teams Announced

March 18, 2015
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Story by Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications & Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014-15 Division II Men’s Basketball All-America teams. Dominez Burnett of Davenport (Mich.) was named the NABC-NAIA Division II National Player of the Year. The All-America Teams are selected by the NAIA All-America committee.

Burnett (pictured top left), a 6-foot-5 junior forward, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA Division II in scoring (21.9). The 2014-15 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Player of the Year hit double-figures in 36-of-37 games with a season high output of 32 on two occasions. Also in national statistics, Burnett was No. 16 in free throw percentage (.846) and No. 29 in field goal percentage (.552). He was tops on the team in rebounding (7.1) and assists (3.1). The Panthers had their season end in the national semifinals on Monday in an 80-51 loss to Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.).

Cornerstone (Mich.), who captured the 2015 NAIA Division II National Championship, placed Kyle Steigenga on the All-America First Team and Ben Lenning on the Third Team.

Cornerstone head coach Kim Elders was honored as the NABC Division II Men's Basketball Coach of the Year and Matt Wilber of Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) was named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.

Elders, who finished his 22nd season at Cornerstone, engineered the third championship-winning squad after his Golden Eagles won by a 66-45 count over Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday. He entered the season No. 7 for wins amongst active NAIA Division II coaches and fourth in win percentage. He currently holds a 561-217 career mark after going 33-5 this season.

Wilber of Dakota Wesleyan took the Tigers to the elite contest on Tuesday for the first time in program history. Prior to this year, Dakota Wesleyan never advanced past the national championship second round. Wilber completed his second year and now holds a 50-19 overall record.

NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-America Teams

 

1st Team        
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Dominez Burnett* Davenport (Mich.) F Jr. Flint, Mich.
DeForest Carter Embry-Riddle (Fla.) G Sr. Big Cypress, Fla.
Grant Greenberg Saint Mary (Kan.) G So. Leavenworth, Kan.
Jonny Marlin Indiana Wesleyan G Jr. Greenwood, Ind.
Steve O’Neill Morningside (Iowa) G Sr. Council Bluffs, Iowa
Matt Schauss Bethel (Ind.) G Sr. Greens Fork, Ind.
Tony Smit Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) G Sr. Fond du Lac, Wis.
Kyle Steigenga Cornerstone (Mich.) F Fr. Holland, Mich.
Jalen Voss Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) C Sr. Worthington, Minn.
Josh Wilson College of Idaho G Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
         
* - denotes NAIA/NABC Player of the Year        
         
2nd Team        
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Lawrence Jackson Northwestern Ohio G So. Rocky Mount, N.C.
Jordan Nelson Waldorf (Iowa) C Sr. Neenah, Wis.
Dondre Osborn Mount Mercy (Iowa) G Sr. Zion, Ill.
Demetrius Perkins College of Idaho G Sr. Compton, Calif.
Tobin Reinwald Hastings (Neb.) F Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
Alex Starkel Midland (Neb.) C So. Norfolk, Neb.
Zach Steinmetz Lourdes (Ohio) F Jr. Toledo, Ohio
Tim Weber Southern Oregon G Sr. Roseburg, Ore.
Andre Winston Southeastern (Fla.) G Sr. Tacoma, Wash.
Clay Yeo Bethel (Ind.) G So. Bourbon, Ind.
         
3rd Team        
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Brandon Cole Bryan (Tenn.) C Jr. Crossville, Tenn.
Brandon Eley AIB (Iowa) G Sr. Zearing, Iowa
Austin Fox Saint Francis (Ind.) F Jr. Muncie, Ind.
Ilya Ilyayev St. Francis (Ill.) F Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Aaron Larson Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) F Jr. Tolono, Ill.
Ben Lenning Cornerstone (Mich.) F Jr. Grandville, Mich.
Lane Mahurin Indiana Wesleyan F So. Rockville, Ind.
Kris Menning Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) G Sr. Corsica, S.D.
Austin Morris Brescia (Ky.) F Jr. Evansville, Ind.
Brequan Tucker Jamestown (N.D.) G Jr. Joliet, Ill.
         
Honorable Mention        
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Bryant Allen Dakota State (S.D.) G Sr. Maplewood, Mo.
Trey Bardsley Nebraska Wesleyan G Jr. Beatrice, Neb.
Cameron Clark Southwestern (Kan.) F Jr. Lewisville, Texas
Derek Daniels College of the Ozarks (Mo.) F Sr. Mountain View, Mo.
Jeremy Comer Presentation (S.D.) G Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
Nick Frazier St. Ambrose (Iowa) G Sr. Bellwood, Ill.
Warren Hall Warner (Fla.) G So. Tampa, Fla.
Logan Irwin Grace (Ind.) G Jr. South Whitley, Ind.
Deante Johnson Union (Ky.) C Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Jack Krieger Saint Xavier (Ill.) G Sr. Plainfield, Ill.
Percy Lemle Bellevue (Neb.) G Sr. Carson, Calif.
Gabriel Martinez Northern New Mexico G Sr. Albuquerque, N.M.
Alex Marzette Robert Morris (Ill.) G Sr. Racine, Wis.
Fredricus Mattison Northwood (Fla.) F Sr. Anderson, S.C.
Diamontae McKinley Ashford (Iowa) G Jr. Milwaukee, Wis.
Esvan Middleton Concordia (Ore.) F Sr. Culver City, Calif.
Cesar Pastrana Embry-Riddle (Fla.) C Sr. Cartegena, Columbia
Nathan Rindels Dordt (Iowa) G Jr. Boulder, Colo.
Alec Schwab William Penn (Iowa) G Sr. Peru, Ill.
Trey Scott Waldorf (Iowa) G Sr. Fridley, Minn.
Jake Simpson IU Southeast (Ind.) G Sr. Louisville, Ky.
Dion Smith Marian (Ind.) F Jr. Indianapolis, Ind.
Andrew Thomas Tabor (Kan.) F Sr. Grenada
Eric Thompson Southern Oregon F Sr. Roseburg, Ore.
Jerah’me Williams Point Park (Pa.) G Jr. Youngstown, Ohio
 

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