Three NACC Men's Basketball Players Earn D3hoops.com All-Region Honors; Gladney Named Rookie of the Year

Three NACC Men's Basketball Players Earn D3hoops.com All-Region Honors; Gladney Named Rookie of the Year

The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) placed three student-athletes on the 2019 D3hoops.com All-Central Region Teams announced Monday.

Wisconsin Lutheran College senior forward Collin Kennedy was named to the second team, while Concordia University Chicago senior guard Mitch Pelissier and Benedictine University forward Eric Grygo were third-team selections.

Additionally, Concordia Chicago freshman forward Landen Gladney was named the Central Region Rookie of the Year.

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. There were 716 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region. 

This is the 18th season D3hoops.com has named All-Region teams.

D3hoops.com All-Central Region Men's Basketball Team

Player of the Year: Aston Francis, G, Wheaton (Ill.)
Coach of the Year: Mike Schauer, Wheaton (Ill.)
Rookie of the Year: Landen Gladney, F, Concordia-Chicago

First team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Aston Francis Wheaton (Ill.) Sr. Tyler, Texas
G Ben Boots UW-Oshkosh Sr. Kimberly, Wis.
G Nolan Ebel Augustana Sr. Denver, Colo.
Will Carius Monmouth Jr. Bettendorf, Iowa
F Connor Raridon North Central (Ill.) Jr. Plainfield, Ill.
Second team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Brady Rose Illinois Wesleyan Sr. Bloomington, Ill.
G Chrishawn Orange Augustana Sr. Algonquin, Ill.
F Collin Kennedy Wisconsin Lutheran Sr. Holmen, Wis.
F Robert Duax UW-Platteville Sr. Dubuque, Iowa
C Jack Flynn UW-Oshkosh Jr. Appleton, Wis.
Third team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Micah Paulson Principia Sr. Vancouver, Wash.
G Jake Rhode Elmhurst So. Chicago Heights, Ill.
G Mitch Pelissier Concordia-Chicago Sr. Puyallup, Wash.
G Jack Nolan Washington U. So. Downers Grove, Ill.
G Vinny Curta Grinnell Sr. Oak Lawn, Ill.
F Eric Grygo Benedictine Jr. Addison, Ill.

 

There was a tie for the last backcourt spot.