2014-15 NAIA Division I Men?s Basketball All-Americans Announced

2014-15 NAIA Division I Men?s Basketball All-Americans Announced

By Mike DeVader, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2014-15 Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Teams on Wednesday. Pikeville’s (Ky.) Kenny Manigault was named the NAIA National Player of the Year.

All of the selections are made by the All-America Committee and comprises a First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention Team. There are 10 members on each of the first three All-America teams.
Manigault (pictured) averaged 19.4 points per contest (641 total) in his team’s 33 games this season, helping lead Pikeville to a 28-6 mark and a trip the quarterfinals in the 2015 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship. He is the first Bears player to earn Player of the Year honors since the award commenced in 1994. Manigault also wreaked havoc on the defensive end, as he led all of Division I in steals with 83. He hit double-digit scoring in all but four games-played, and collected 10 double-doubles in the process.

Five players are repeat selections on the All-America Teams: Craig Anderson of Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.), Semar Farris of Mid-America Christian (Okla.), Cameron Lewis of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Brandon Peters of Talladega (Ala.) and Marty Wilkerson of St. Gregory’s (Okla.).

Following the conclusion of the national championship final game, Tony Ingle of Dalton State (Ga.) was named the 2014-15 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. Ingle, who is in his second season with the Roadrunners, guided his team to a 32-4 record on its way to the national title. The basketball program is in its second-year of varsity existence and first year being championship eligible. The squad wrapped up its second-year with a 58-8 overall record.

On March 17, Campbellsville (Ky.) head coach Keith Adkins was honored as the NABC-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Adkins engineered a 29-6 campaign and led his squad to an appearance in the second round of the national championship. This marks the first time a Tigers men's basketball coach has received the honor and also the first award for any Mid-South Conference men's basketball head coach.

2014 - 15 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year: Kenny Manigault, Pikeville (Ky.)
2014 - 15 NABC-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year: Keith Adkins, Campbellsville (Ky.)
2014 - 15 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year: Tony Ingle, Dalton State (Ga.)

2014-15 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-Americans
sorted alphabetically by school        
First Team          
Name Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Blake Nash Cal State San Marcos G Sr. 6-1 Phoenix, Ariz.
Damontre Harris Campbellsville (Ky.) F Sr. 6-10 Fayetteville, N.C.
Ladaris Green Dalton State (Ga.) F Sr. 6-10 Savannah, Ga.
Korry Tillery Evangel (Mo.) F Sr. 6-4 Springfield, Mo.
Cameron Lewis % Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) G Sr. 6-1 Nashville, Tenn.
Kenny Morgan Hope International (Calif.) G Sr. 6-2 Rialto, Calif.
Semar Farris ^ Mid-America Christian (Okla.) G Sr. 5-5 Fort Worth, Texas
Kenny Manigault Pikeville (Ky.) G Sr. 6-5 Ridgeville, S.C.
Brandon Peters % Talladega (Ala.) G Sr. 6-2 Houston, Texas
Phillip Miller * Wiley (Texas) G Sr. 6-0 Dallas, Texas
Second Team          
Jordan Bedford Belhaven (Miss.) G Sr. 6-0 Covington, La.
Caleb Hardy Bethel (Tenn.) F Sr. 6-5 Cunningham, Ky.
D'Von Campbell Campbellsville (Ky.) G Sr. 6-1 Arlington, Texas
Stephen Grosey Concordia (Calif.) G Jr. 6-6 San Mateo, Calif.
Deondre McWhorter Georgetown (Ky.) F Jr. 6-8 Louisville, Ky.
Dexter Williams Jr. Montana Western F Jr. 6-4 Jacksonville, Fla.
Gary Inglett Oklahoma City F Sr. 6-6 Ardmore, Okla.
Daniel Carlin Westmont (Calif.) C Sr. 6-9 Evanston Park, Australia
Corday Sims Peru State (Neb.) G Jr. 6-5 Chicago Ill.
Royal Crouch Wayland Baptist (Texas) F Sr. 6-4 Gary, Ind.
Third Team          
Matt Qualls Bacone (Okla.) F Sr. 6-7 Tahlequah, Okla.
Shane Butler Blue Mountain (Miss.) G Sr. 6-1 Tupelo, Miss.
Sean Tate Dalton State (Ga.) G Sr. 5-8. Canton, Ga.
Noah Cottrill Georgetown (Ky.) G Jr. 6-3 Logan, W. Va.
Matt Green Hope International (Calif.) G Sr. 5-9 Redlands, Calif.
Craig Anderson % Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) G Sr. 6-1 Harlem, N.Y.
James Lane Missouri Valley F Sr. 6-6 Cape Girardeau, Mo.
K.K. Simmons Pikeville (Ky.) G Jr. 6-3 Marietta, Ga.
Marty Wilkerson ^ St. Gregory's (Okla.) G Sr. 5-9 Memphis, Tenn.
Shondell Stewart Talladega (Ala.) G Sr. 6'2 Paterson, N.J.
Honorable Mention  
Brandon Newman Arizona Christian
Sedrick Johnson Avila (Mo.)
John Harris Jr. Benedictine (Kan.)
Eric Gaines Campbellsville (Ky.)
Zach Taylor Carroll (Mont.)
Mitch Farr Central Methodist (Mo.)
Zach Rockers Columbia (Mo.)
Tanner Sutton Columbia (Mo.)
Ty Armstrong Concordia (Calif.)
Jojuan Graham Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
Johnnie Mills Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
Xavier Owens Cumberlands (Ky.)
Nick Drake Faulkner (Ala.)
Ben Meis Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Max Hopfgartner John Brown (Ark.)
Curtis Jones Langston (Okla.)
Jake Wiley Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
D'on Hall Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
DeAngelo Coleman LSU Alexandria (La.)
McCall Tomeny Loyola (La.)
Josh Watson Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Monte Burney Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Nate Launius MidAmerica Nazerene (Kan.)
Adam Greger Montana Tech
Stephen McCall Montana Western
Ty Allen Oklahoma Baptist
Tharone Chilton Oklahoma City
Daniel Skinner Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Macari Brooks Pikeville (Ky.)
Tyree Anderson Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Jonathan Walter SAGU (Texas)
Reginald Sonnier Southwest (N.M.)
Russel Byrd The Master's (Calif.)
Kelsey Howard Tougaloo (Miss.)
Tyus Fleetwood Washington Adventist (Md.)
Jauries Thomas WVU Tech (W. Va.)
Cory Blau Westmont (Calif.)
Donta Pittman William Carey (Miss.)
James McClain Williams Baptist (Ark.)
Morris Wright Xavier (La.)

^ 2014 Second Team
% 2014 Third Team
* 2014 Honorable Mention