March 4, 2010

Ferris State’s Justin Keenan Named 2010 GLIAC Men’s Basketball “Player of the Year”

SVSU’s Webb Tabbed “Freshman of the Year,” SVSU’s Smith Earns “Coach of the Year” Honors.

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BAY CITY, Mich. -- Junior forward Justin Keenan (Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills) of Ferris State University has been selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men’s basketball “Player of the Year.” Rookie guard Chris Webb (Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill) of Saginaw Valley State University was chosen as “Freshman of the Year,” while SVSU head coach Frankie Smith earned GLIAC “Coach of the Year” honors. All three were selected by the GLIAC men’s basketball coaches in conjunction with all-conference balloting.

Justin Keenan - Ferris State University Keenan, a consensus preseason All-America honoree, paced the GLIAC in scoring this past season for the second consecutive campaign. Keenan averaged 20.3 points per game, including a 21.1 points per game figure in conference action. His 465 points in league games finished only six shy of matching the league’s single-season scoring record. The 6-6 Keenan also broke two GLIAC seasonal efforts with his 176 made free throws and 253 total attempts in GLIAC encounters while becoming the school’s all-time leader in career made free throws (547) and topping his own single-season record with 200 makes at the charity stripe.

Keenan helped the Bulldogs to a second consecutive conference tournament berth after leading the league with 13 scoring games of 20 points or more. He claimed GLIAC North Division Player of the Week accolades four-straight weeks and reached double-figure scoring in all but one contest this campaign. In addition to leading the league in scoring, Keenan also concluded the regular-season ranked first in offensive rebounds (3.1 pg.) along with third in field goal percentage (56.5%) and fifth in total rebounding (6.6 rpg.). This year marked the third-straight year Keenan has led the GLIAC in both made free throws and attempts.

Chris Webb - Saginaw Valley State University Webb finished fourth among Cardinals in scoring (10.4 ppg), lead the team in three point percentage (.423) and was second on the team in steals (1.32 spg), while shooting .405 percent from the floor in his rookie campaign. He was second on the team in minutes played with 33.5 per contest while starting 27 of SVSU’s 28 games. Webb ranks fifth in the GLIAC in three-point percentage, ninth in minutes played and was regarded as one of the Cardinals’ best on the ball defenders during the 2009-10 campaign. Webb recorded a career-high 23 points at Tiffin University on Feb. 13, 2010.

 

 

Frankie Smith - Saginaw Valley State University Smith lead the Cardinals to a 13-9 record in regular season conference play this season, marking the first time in which SVSU qualified for postseason play since the 1998-99 campaign. Overall, Smith has posted a career record of 36-43 during his three-year tenure with Saginaw Valley, guiding the Cardinals to their first 16-win season since the 1997-98 campaign. SVSU’s six-game winning streak in the middle of the season was it’s longest since the 1984-85 season when they rattled off 12 straight victories.

Joining Keenan on the All-GLIAC North Division First Team are: senior guard Scott Perkins of Lake Superior State University; junior guard/forward Justin Ringler of Grand Valley State University; senior guard Avery Stephenson of Saginaw Valley State; and senior guard Marc Renelique of Northern Michigan University.

The All-GLIAC South Division First Team includes: junior guard Nathan Hyde of the University of Findlay; senior guard Marcus Parker of Findlay; junior forward Kale Richardson of Ashland University; senior forward Lionel Sullivan of Northwood University; and senior guard Bryan Wright of Wayne State University.

Below is a complete list of the 2010 All-GLIAC Men's Basketball Teams:

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
2009-10 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams and Postseason Awards
Player of the Year:  Justin Keenan - Ferris State University (Jr./F/Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills)
Freshman of the Year: Chris Webb - Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill)
Coach of the Year: Frankie Smith - Saginaw Valley State University

GLIAC North Division All-Conference First Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Justin Keenan

Ferris State University

Jr.

F

Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills

Scott Perkins

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

G

Perrysburg, Ohio

Justin Ringler

Grand Valley State University

Jr.

G/F

Reed City, Mich.

Avery Stephenson

Saginaw Valley State University

Sr.

G

Romulus, Mich.

Marc Renelique

Northern Michigan University

Sr.

G

Montreal, Quebec

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC South Division All-Conference First Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Nathan Hyde

University of Findlay

Jr.

G

Findlay, Ohio/Liberty Benton

Marcus Parker

University of Findlay

Sr.

G

Canton, Ohio/McKinley

Kale Richardson

Ashland University

Jr.

F

Carroll, Ohio/Bloom-Carroll

Lionel Sullivan

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Detroit, Mich./Monroe C.C.

Bryan Wright

Wayne State University

Sr.

G

Warren, Ohio/Lakeland C.C.

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC North Division All-Conference Second Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Darien Gay

Ferris State University

Jr.

G

Detroit, Mich./Henry Ford

Mike Hojnacki

Michigan Technological University

So.

F

Milwaukee, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower

Kyle Hunt

Lake Superior State University

So.

G

Macomb, Mich./Henry Ford II

Keithan Jackson

Saginaw Valley State University

Jr.

F

Grand Rapids, Mich./Godwin Heights

Raymont McElroy

Northern Michigan University

So.

G

Milwaukee, Wis./South

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC South Division All-Conference Second Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Brent Eaton

Hillsdale College

So.

G/F

Middlebury, Ind./Northridge

Bylynn Hatcher

Ashland University

Sr.

F

Alliance, Ohio/Grand Rapids C.C.

Chris Johnson

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Belleville, Mich./Henry Ford C.C.

Luke Laser

Hillsdale College

Sr.

F

Hillsdale, Mich.

DeAngelo Jordan

Tiffin University

Jr.

G

Highland Park, Mich./Owens C.C.

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Don Fowler

Michigan Technological University

Jr.

G

St. Clair Shores, Mich./Warren DeLaSalle

Garrett Konuszewski

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

G

Flushing, Mich.

Justin Ringler

Grand Valley State University

Jr.

G/F

Reed City, Mich.

Chris Warner

Northern Michigan University

Sr.

G

Montreal, Quebec

Nick West

Grand Valley State University

So.

F/C

Royal Oak, Mich.

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC South Division All-Defensive Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/High School

Darius Brents

Ashland University

Sr.

G

Detroit, Mich./Mott C.C.

Larry Edwards

Wayne State University

Sr.

G

Benton Harbor, Mich./Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Tyler Gerber

Hillsdale College

So.

G

Baltic, Ohio/Sugarcreek Garaway

Bylynn Hatcher

Ashland University

Sr.

F

Alliance, Ohio/Grand Rapids C.C.

Chris Johnson

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Belleville, Mich./Henry Ford C.C.

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