Men's basketball places four on All-ICAA teams
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Men's basketball places four on All-ICAA teams

TIGERVILLE, SC- North Greenville University's men's basketball team placed four on the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association's second and third teams. PJ Schumacher (Waynesburg, PA) was named to the second team, while Victor Duck (Taylors, SC), Amonzo Gantt (Royston, GA), and Jordan Richmond (Russellville, AR) were all named to the third team.

Schumacher led the team in scoring with a 14.4 per game average, and hit 98 three-pointers to set a school record. Gantt averaged 13.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Gantt also recorded 12 double-doubles in points and rebounds and shot 53.7% from the field. Richmond averaged 14 points per game, shooting 50.4% from the field. Duck, whose season ended early due to injury, finished with an 11.8 scoring average through 15 games.

Grand Canyon and Pitt-Johnstown led the way in the selection of the ICAA Division II All-Independent honors. Grand Canyon share two of the individual awards and placed three on the first team while Pitt-Johnstown shared two awards, won one award outright and had two on the All-Independent team. The Division II Independents are Florida Gulf Coast, Palm Beach Atlantic, Tiffin, Upper Iowa, Grand Canyon, Columbia Union, North Greenville and Pitt-Johnstown.

Noe Alonzo (Sr./Queen Creek, Arizona) of Grand Canyon and Chris Gilliam (So./Baltimore, Maryland) of Pitt-Johnstown were named the Co-Players of the Year. Alonzo, who won the award last year, averaged 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 52.5% from the floor, 45.3% on three-pointers and 79.7% from the line. Gilliam averaged 18.6 points and 6.3 rebounds a game while shooting 68.6% from the floor and 70.3% from the line. He led the country in field goal percentage.

Co-Coaches of the Year went to Scott Mossman of Grand Canyon and Bob Rukavina of Pitt-Johnstown. Mossman was 19-8 this season, just two years removed from a 3-24 season. The Antelopes were ranked among the top five in the country in three-point percentage, scoring, field goal percentage and free throw percentage. Rukavina took the Mountain Cats to a 21-6 season, their first 20+ win year since 1998-99.

Freshman of the Year was awarded to Kyle Goldkamp (Fr./Pittsburgh, Penn.) of Pitt-Johnstown. He averaged 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and blocked 2.74 shots while shooting 59.9% from the floor.

ALL-ICAA DIVISION II MEN’S BASKETBALL

Co-Players of the Year:

Noe Alonzo – Grand Canyon &

Chris Gilliam – Pitt-Johnstown

Freshman of the Year:

Kyle Goldkamp – Pitt-Johnstown

Co-Coaches of the Year:

Scott Mossman – Grand Canyon &

Bob Rukavina – Pitt Johnstown

FIRST TEAM

Noe Alonzo – Grand Canyon

Corey Blythe – Columbia Union

Rich Davis – Grand Canyon

Chris Gilliam – Pitt-Johnstown

Ryan Nelson – Grand Canyon

SECOND TEAM

Beau Bauer – Florida Gulf Coast

Kyle Goldkamp – Pitt-Johnstown

Ryan Pessell – Tiffin

P.J. Schumacher – North Greenville

Hernandez Skiver – Tiffin

THIRD TEAM

Justin Butler – Tiffin

Victor Duck – North Greenville

Amonzo Gantt – North Greenville

Bryan Lee – Grand Canyon

Jordan Richmond – North Greenville

ALL-FRESHMAN

Derek Barnes – Palm Beach Atlantic

Kyle Goldkamp – Pitt-Johnstown

John Schutte – Upper Iowa

Sean Tucker – Palm Beach Atlantic

Marcus Tullis – Pitt-Johnstown