Marcus White earns 2016-17 NSAA Men’s Basketball 1st Team All-Conference

Marcus White earns 2016-17 NSAA Men’s Basketball 1st Team All-Conference

BELLEVUE, Neb. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Men's Basketball All-Conference selections and postseason awards.  The all-conference and postseason awards were announced at the conclusion of the championship game at Gordon Lozier Center where top-seeded Bellevue (Neb.) cruised to a 74-57 victory over second-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) Monday evening.

Bellevue, Dickinson State and Jamestown (N.D.) shared the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Basketball regular-season title with 11-5 record.

B.J. Shelton of Bellevue was selected to Most Valuable Player and Newcomer of the Year awards.  Austin Dunbar of Valley City State (N.D.) was chosen as Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

Shane Paben of Bellevue was named as the NSAA Men's Basketball Coach-of-the-Year. 

The following athletes were selected by the conference coaches as All-Conference First and Second Teams.  There is a list of Honorable Mention recipients.

Below are the complete listings of the North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference teams and postseason awards.

2016-17 North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams & Postseason Awards

First Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Ht.

Pos.

Hometown

B.J. Shelton

Bellevue (Neb.)

Junior

6-4

Guard

Bakersfield, Calif.

Marcus White

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

6-6

Guard

Milwaukee, Wis.

Jake Hagler #

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

6-0

Guard

Cando, N.D.

Jayden Ferguson $

Valley City State (N.D.)

Junior

6-5

Forward

Williston, N.D.

Donnell Minton $

Presentation (S.D.)

Senior

6-0

Guard

Indianapolis, Ind.

Second Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Ht.

Pos.

Hometown

Kyle Kilgore $

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

6-7

Forward

Adrian, Minn.

Tanner Heiser #

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

6-0

Guard

Watertown, S.D.

Nick Hilton

Bellevue (Neb.)

Junior

6-1

Guard

Sacramento, Calif.

Ethan Haberman

Viterbo (Wis.)

Junior

6-5

Forward

La Crosse, Wis.

Jake Bamke

Viterbo (Wis.)

Senior

6-2

Guard

Hortonville, Wis.

% - 2014-15 North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team Selection
$ - 2015-16 North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team Selection
# - 2015-16 North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference Second Team Selection

Postseason Awards
Most Valuable Player:  B.J. Shelton – Bellevue (Neb.)
Defensive Player of the Year:  Austin Dunbar – Valley City State (N.D.)
Newcomer Player of the Year:  B.J. Shelton – Bellevue (Neb.)
Coach of the Year:  Shane Paben – Bellevue (Neb.)

NSAA Men's Basketball Honorable Mention
Reggie Fields Jr. – Dickinson State (N.D.)
Jerry Shevlin – Dickinson State (N.D.)
Logan Brown – Jamestown (N.D.)
Jacob Havron – Jamestown (N.D.)
Elijah Valdez – Presentation (S.D.)
Austin Dunbar – Valley City State (N.D.)
Rashad Satahoo – Valley City State (N.D.)
Michael Morgan – Waldorf (Iowa)
Kaden Verdin – Waldorf (Iowa)

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director