Michigan Tech's Haidar Earns Honors From Basketball Times

Michigan Tech's Haidar Earns Honors From Basketball Times

Release courtesy of Ian Marks, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, Michigan Technological University

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Michigan Tech junior Ali Haidar was recently named to the Basketball Times NCAA Division II All-America Third Team. Haidar, who was named the GLIAC Player of the Year, ranked third in the league in scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game, and ranks second in rebounds, averaging 9.0 per game. He led Michigan Tech to its first GLIAC North Division Title since the 2002-03 season and has tallied 14 double-doubles on the year, ninth most in NCAA Div. II this season. Haidar posted a record-setting performance against Ferris State in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament as he had 20 points and 26 rebounds. The 26 rebounds tied the school record and set a new GLIAC Tournament record. Haidar eclipsed the 1,000 point mark after scoring a career-high 36 points at Saginaw Valley State University earlier this season. The Windsor, Ontario, native ranks eighth in the league in blocked shots per game with 1.2 and 12th in field goal percentage at 53-percent.

BASKETBALL TIMES 2011-2012 NCAA DIVISION II ALL-AMERICA

First Team

Jet Chang

BYU-Hawaii

6-3

Sr.

Braydon Hobbs

Bellarmine (Ky.)

6-5

Sr.

Jeremy Kendle

Bellarmine (Ky.)

6-2

Jr.

Josh Magette

Alabama-Huntsville

6-1

Sr.

Taylor Rohde

Alaska-Anchorage

6-9

Sr.

Second Team

Malik Alvin

Shaw (N.C.)

5-11

Sr.

Alex Falk

West Liberty (W. Va.)

6-3

Jr.

Brett Green

Colorado Mines

6-4

Jr.

Keane Thomann

Missouri Southern

6-11

Sr.

Anthony Young

Kentucky Wesleyan

6-7

Sr.

Third Team

Stefan Bonneau

C.W. Post (N.Y.)

5-10

Sr.

Ali Haidar

Michigan Tech

6-7

Jr.

Adrian Moss

Indianapolis (Ind.)

5-9

Sr.

D.J. Rivera

Montevallo (Ala.)

6-4

Sr.

Dwight Tolbert

Lander (S.C.)

6-5

Sr.

Player of the Year – Braydon Hobbs, Bellarmine (Ky.)

Coach of the Year – Pryor Orser, Colorado School of Mines

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