KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Western men's basketball point guard Tyrell Carroll has been named second team All-Central District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The sophomore became the first Griffon to receive NABC postseason recognition in 14 years.
Carroll ended the regular season ranked second in assists and steals, fifth in scoring and assist to turnover ratio, sixth in minutes played and eighth in field goal percentage. The Omaha, Nebraska, native averaged 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game in his sophomore season. Carroll shot 47.2% from the field and led the Griffons to their most successful season in a decade that culminated in a fourth place finish in the MIAA standings and an MIAA Championship semifinal appearance. He also became the first Griffon named first team All-MIAA in 14 years. Demarius Bolds was the last Griff named first team All-MIAA and was also the last program representative on an NABC All-District team, earning first team honors following the 2005-06 season.
Four MIAA men's basketball student-athletes were honored on the NABC All-Central District teams. Northwest Missouri's Ryan Hawkins and Trevor Hudgins were first team selections along with Missouri Southern's Cam Martin.
NABC All-CENTRAL DISTRICT FIRST TEAM
Kevin Buckingham, Southeastern Oklahoma
Jhonathan Dunn, Southern Nazarene
Ryan Hawkins, Northwest Missouri State
Trevor Hudgins, Northwest Missouri State
Cam Martin, Missouri Southern State
Brandon Myer, UM Duluth
Coach of the Year: Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State
Tyrell Carroll, Missouri Western
Harrison Cleary, UM Crookston
Parker Fox, Northern State
Cameron Kirksey, Minnesota State
Micah Speight, Southern Nazarene
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