North Greenville University’s Paul Harrison (Alpharetta, GA) won his second straight NCAA Division II Independent Player of the Year honor on Friday, May 6, as announced by ICAA Director Mike Bond.
Harrison’s Crusaders set a school record for wins and took home the D-II Independent team title, and NGU Head Coach Chad Lister was named the Independent Coach of the Year amongst NCAA Division II basketball institutions that include NGU, Central State University, Washington Adventist University, University of the District of Columbia, Oakland City University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Urbana University.
Luke Lattimer, a junior forward from South Bend, IN, was named to the NCAA D-II Independent Third Team after finishing the season second on the team with 10.2 points per game. He also averaged 3.8 rebounds per game and 1.3 points per game in gaining Third Team honors.
Chris Dean, a guard from Greer, S.C., also picked up a postseason award as he was selected to the NCAA D-II Independent All-Freshmen Team. In 27 games, Dean average 7 points per game on a solid 48.8% shooting from the floor. He also shot 34.1% from beyond the arc and 86.4% from the free throw line to go along with 2.2 rebounds per game.
Coach Lister led the Crusaders to a school record for wins in his 9th season. He has increased the number of wins in 7 of his 9 seasons at the helm, and his squad outscored their opponents by more than 13 points per game this season on 49.9% shooting. The 2010-11 season was the Crusaders last as an NCAA D-II Independent, as they are set to join Conference Carolinas next season.
Below are the final standings, along with all of the 2010-11 NCAA D-II Men’s Basketball All-Independent Team selections.
2010-11 Men’s Basketball Final Standings
1. North Greenville University (22-7, .759)
5. University of the
2010-11 NCAA D-II ALL-INDEPENDENT MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
Coach of the Year – Chad Lister – North Greenville
Player of the Year – Paul Harrison – North Greenville
Freshman of the Year – Yancey Duckett –
Nigel Munson –
Brandon Herbert -
Paul Harrison –
Greg Rice –
Wesley Jones –
Jonathan Lawrence –
Jared Maners –
Jamie Newton –
David Wood –
Gerald Campbell –
Luke Lattimer – North Greenville JR F South Bend, Indiana
Khalid Martin – Washington Adventist^ SR F Washington D.C.
Sharif Muhammad Jr. –
Eric Peguero –
! – Past First Team Selections
# - Past Second Team Selections
^ - Past Third Team Selections
Philip Izevbehai –
Ziad Ashmawy –
Chris Dean – North Greenville FR G Greer, South Carolina
Yancey Duckett – Oakland City FR G Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Billy Newton –