NIACC's Hardrict, Roberson earn first-team all-league honors

NIACC's Deundra Roberson catches a lob for a dunk in home tournament game against Little Priest Tribal College.
NIACC's Deundra Roberson catches a lob for a dunk in home tournament game against Little Priest Tribal College.

MASON CITY - For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the NIACC men's basketball team has landed at least one player on the all-NJCAA Region XI first team.

Freshmen Deundra Roberson and Quentin Hardrict were both first-team selections for the Trojans, who advanced to the regional tournament title game for the first time since 1995.

Roberson averaged 16.6 points per game and Hardrict averaged 15.5 points per game.

Roberson led the Trojans with 65 3-point goals and 64 steals.

Hardrict led the team with 161 assists, which currently ranks 10th in NJCAA Division II.

Also for the Trojans, freshmen Wendell Matthews and James Harris were both second-team all-region picks.

Matthews averaged 15.0 points per game and led the team with 249 rebounds. Harris averaged 13.2 points per game and was third on the team with 43 three-point goals and 128 rebounds.

NIACC's Mark Mohl was selected as the region's coach of the year.

DIVISION II FIRST TEAM ALL-REGION

 

#

Player

College

Class

2

Tray Buchanan

DMACC

So.

12

Royshawn Webb

Iowa Central

So.

5

Kevin Jennings

Iowa Lakes

Fr.

32

Solomon Clayton

Iowa Lakes

So.

3

Allante Pickens

Kirkwood

So.

33

Douglas Wilson

Kirkwood

So.

10

Deundra Roberson

NIACC

Fr. 

5

Quentin Hardrict

NIACC

Fr. 

 DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-REGION

 

#

Player

College

Class

1

Deshawn Davidson

DMACC

So.

5

Dyllan Robinson

DMACC

So.

3

LJ Harris

Ellsworth

So.

20

Dallas Bailey

Iowa Central

So.

43

Luke Appel

Kirkwood

Fr.

12

Wendell Matthews

NIACC

Fr.

0

James Harris

NIACC

Fr.

2

Ryan Warren

Southwestern

So.

 DIVISION II HONORABLE MENTION ALL-REGION

 

#

Player

College

Class

4

DeVonta Prince

DMACC

So.

22

Quinton Taylor

DMACC

So.

30

Equan Ards

Iowa Lakes

So.

3

Boston Grimes

Iowa Lakes

Fr.

5

Devonte Thedford

Kirkwood

Fr.

25

Connor Kasperbauer

Kirkwood

RFr.

3

Donte Innocent

Little Priest

Fr.

20

Gatodar Kueth

Southwestern

So.

Coach of the Year: Mark Mohl, NIACC

Player of the Year: Douglas Wilson, Kirkwood

 

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