Marcus White named to 2016-17 NSAA Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

Marcus White named to 2016-17 NSAA Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference basketball season officially begins this weekend with four games scheduled for Friday evening.  The NSAA conference office announced Tuesday its men's basketball preseason All-Conference Team, with fifteen (15) players being listed.

Junior Marcus White (Milwaukee, WI) is representing Dickinson State on the 2016-17 NSAA Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference team. White is a transfer from Salt Lake CC and is currently averaging 16.3 points per game and is shooting .495 percent from the field this season.

Dakota State (S.D.) is the coaches' preseason favorite to win the league title.  Six players were selected to All-Conference Team last year are listed on the preseason All-Conference team, including Mike Cardenas of Bellevue (Neb.), Tanner Heiser and Kyle Kilgore of Dakota State (S.D.), Jake Hagler of Jamestown (N.D.), Donnell Minton of Presentation (S.D.) and Jayden Ferguson of Valley City State (N.D.).

The North Star Athletic Association basketball schedule consists of 16 conference games with each team playing each other twice, one at home and one on the road.  The postseason conference tournament kicks off on Feb. 23, 2017.  The winner of the postseason conference tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament in Point Lookout, Mo. from March 8-14, 2017.

Below is the complete list of the 2016-17 NSAA Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team (schools listed alphabetically):

2016-17 North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

Name

Year

Height

Position

School

Hometown

Mike Cardenas #

SR

6-1

Guard

Bellevue (Neb.)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Jalen Hall

JR

6-0

Guard

Bellevue (Neb.)

Moreno Valley, Calif.

BJ Shelton

JR

6-4

Guard

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bakersfield, Calif.

Tanner Heiser %

SR

6-0

Guard

Dakota State (S.D.)

Watertown, S.D.

Kyle Kilgore #

SR

6-7

Forward

Dakota State (S.D.)

Adrian, Minn.

Marcus White

JR

6-6

Guard

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Milwaukee, Wis.

Jake Hagler %

SR

6-0

Guard

Jamestown (N.D.)

Cando, N.D.

Daniel Lindgren

SO

6-3

Guard

Mayville State (N.D.)

Enderlin, N.D.

Donnell Minton #

SR

6-0

Guard

Presentation (S.D.)

Indianapolis, Ind.

Jayden Ferguson #

JR

6-5

Forward

Valley City State (N.D.)

Williston, N.D.

Rashad Satahoo

JR

6-2

Guard

Valley City State (N.D.)

North Lauderdale, Fla.

Jake Bamke

SR

6-2

Guard

Viterbo (Wis.)

Hortonville, Wis.

Erik Engelstad

SR

6-5

Forward

Viterbo (Wis.)

Cambridge, Wis.

Michael Morgan

SR

6-4

Forward

Waldorf (Iowa)

Charlotte, Tenn.

June Prowell

SR

6-2

Guard

Waldorf (Iowa)

Atlanta, Ga.

# 2015-16 NSAA Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team
% 2015-16 NSAA Men's Basketball All-Conference Second Team

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director