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1999 Men's Team of the Year

First Team

Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Hometown
G Merrill Brunson UW-Platteville Jr. 6-2 Richland Center, Wis.
G Darrel Lewis Lincoln Sr. 6-3 Coatesville, Pa.
F Andy Panko Lebanon Valley Sr. 6-9 Harrisburg, Pa.
F Devean George Augsburg Sr. 6-6 Minneapolis, Minn.
C Chaz Smoot Anderson Jr. 6-6 Fishers, Ind.

Merrill Brunson

The WIAC MVP, Brunson led the nation in three-point percentage after finishing as the runner-up in 1998. The junior was named MVP of the Final Four after averaging 22.5 points in the two games and tying a Final Four record with a 6-for-7 performance from downtown in the semifinals. Brunson reached double figures in all 32 games and scored 20 points 11 times in the final 16 games for the Pioneers.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA % 3FG 3FGA % FT FTA %
32 603 193 369 52.3 77 147 52.4

140

158

88.6

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg.

TO

Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

78

2.4

70

2.2

87

7

37

1.2

35.4

18.8
Darrel Lewis

Lewis finished as the nation's second leading scorer (29.1 ppg) and scored 30 or more points 12 times this season, including 40 or more points twice. The senior helped Lincoln win a school-record 14 consecutive games to finish 18-6, including scoring the final 14 points of the game in the Lions' final win, a 91-87 defeat of Allentown in the ECAC tournament. He finished his career with 2,294 career points.

1998-99 Stats

GP

Pts.

FGM

FGA

FG%

3FG

3FGA

3FG%

FT

FTA

FT%

24

700

249

445

56.0%

81

180

45.0%

121

152

79.6%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg.

TO

Blk. Stl. Avg. PPG

186

7.8

129

5.4

83

18

95

4.0

29.2

Andy Panko

A repeat first-teamer, Panko set MAC modern records for points in a season (728), points per game (26.0), points in a game (58), field goals made in a game (20), free throws made per game (7.9), and free throws attempted per game (9.6).

Career-wise, Panko holds the MAC modern records for scoring average (23.1), field goals made per game (7.8), free throws made per game (6.1) and free throws attempted per game (7.4). He is also among the top five in several other categories.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

28

728

232

420

55.2%

44

120

36.7%

220

270

81.5%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

255

9.1

96

3.4

97

51

33

1.2

34.6

26.0

Devean George

Named the MIAC's MVP for the second year in a row, George finished his career second with 2,258 career points and 868 career rebounds, falling just 13 points short of the school's career scoring record, 2,271 points, set by now-coach Brian Ammann from 1981-85. His regular-season average of 28.1 ppg (No. 3 in D-III) and 11.5 rpg (No. 8) made him one of two players in Division III to average a double-double with at least 20 points per game. He scored in double figures in all 28 games in 1998-99 and 85 times in his last 86 games. He had 37 double-doubles in his career, including 21 this season.

George scored at least 20 points 63 times, 30-plus points 21 times and 40-plus points five times (three in 1998-99). He set an Augsburg single-game record with 52 points in a 105-97 OT win at Carleton on Jan. 16, scored 47 points in a 122-121 four-overtime win at D-II St. Cloud State on Nov. 24, and had 40 points in a 78-67 win at Concordia-Moorhead on Jan. 23. Augsburg was 71-25 in games he played.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

28

770

281

542

51.8%

45

138

32.6%

163

213

76.5%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

317

11.3

58

2.1

84

35

52

1.9

34.6

27.5

Chaz Smoot

The four-time Team of the Week member set Anderson's single-season field goal percentage mark with a 61.8% (213-for-374) performance from the field this season, helping Anderson to its best winning percentage since the 1962-63 team (also 20-6). His top performances included 29 points against conference champ Franklin and a career-high 43 against Wabash.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

26

610

231

374

61.8%

29

65

44.6%

119

146

81.5%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

171

6.6

34

1.3

44

6

18

0.7

30.5

23.5


Second Team

Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Hometown
G Korey Coon Illinois Wesleyan Jr. 6-0 East Peoria, Ill.
G Jason Sibley Franklin Sr. 6-2 Terre Haute, Ind.
F Michael Schantz Hamilton Sr. 6-5 Sharon, Mass.
F Antwann Jones Manchester Sr. 6-7 Cleveland, Ohio
C Adam Doll Simpson Sr. 6-6 Osage, Iowa

Korey Coon

Coon, '98-99 co-CCIW Most Outstanding Player, led the Titans to a second-place finish in the conference and NCAA playoff berth. The team's leading scorer in 14 of 26 games, Coon tallied a career-high 38 against NAIA Olivet Nazarene on Dec. 7. He shot 48.7% from beyond the arc (74-for-152) and 88.3% from the free-throw line (128-for-145).

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%
26 512 155 317 48.9% 74 152 48.7%

128

145

88.3%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg.

TO

Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

88

3.4

53

2.0

78

1

20

0.8

36.0

19.7
Jason Sibley

Sibley helped Franklin earn its first trip to the Sweet 16 and two consecutive berths in the NCAA tournament. He was named Co-MVP in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (shared with co-second teamer Antwann Jones of Manchester) and MVP of the HCAC tournament after leading Grizzlies to their first conference tourney title. Ranked 25th in scoring average in NCAA Division III at 21.6 points per game in NCAA's last regular season stat rankings and 19th in steals at 2.9 per game. Sibley owns Franklin's career steals record with 257 and finished as Franklin's 10th-leading all-time scorer (1,469 points).

1998-99 Stats

GP

Pts.

FGM

FGA

FG%

3FG

3FGA

3FG%

FT

FTA

FT%

27

554

192

412

46.6%

78

173

46.6%

92

111

82.9%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg.

TO

Blk. Stl. Avg. Min. Min./G PPG

102

3.8

74

2.7

74

7

35

1.3

891

33.0

20.5

Michael Schantz

Schantz ranked sixth in the nation in scoring and second in rebounding, making him one of only two players in the country (along with first-teamer Devean George) to be ranked in the top ten in both categories. His 2,117 points and 1,132 rebounds make him only the second Hamilton player in school history to score at least 2,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds in a career.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

27

700

246

427

57.6%

3

8

37.5%

205

270

75.9%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min. Min./G PPG

361

13.4

42

1.6

50

21

42

1.6

970

36.0

25.9

 

Antwann Jones

With 14 double-doubles, the HCAC co-MVP came up big in the games that counted, including 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting against UW-Platteville in the Sweet 16, 30 points against eventual HCAC champion Franklin and a layup to send the HCAC championship game into overtime.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

27

546

212

427

49.6%

6

17

35.3%

116

162

71.6%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

259

9.6

41

1.5

83

50

69

2.6

29.9

20.2

Adam Doll

Despite suffering a torn ACL in the offseason, last year's Team of the Year center did not miss a start in leading Simpson to the IIAC championship game. Doll averaged 19 points and 19 rebounds during the conference tournament, including a 24-point and career-high 23-rebound performance against Coe in the semifinals. His 56.2% shooting mark from the floor led the conference.

1998-99 Stats

GP Pts. FGM FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT%

27

433

160

275

58.2%

0

0

---

113

176

64.2%

Reb. Avg. Ast. Avg. TO Blk. Stl. Avg. Min./G PPG

323

12.0

89

3.3

68

19

22

0.8

25.1

16.0


Third Team

Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Hometown
G Bryan Egli Rose-Hulman Sr. 6-4 West Terre Haute, Ind.
G Josh Estelle Wabash Jr. 6-2 New Castle, Ind.
F Brian Wilder Colby-Sawyer Sr. 6-4 Waltham, Mass.
F Aaron Winkle Calvin Jr. 6-6 Lake City, Mich.
C Luke Schmidt Gustavus Adolphus Sr. 6-7 New Ulm, Minn.


Honorable Mention

Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Hometown
G Christian Morgia Austin Sr 6-2 Trophy Club, Texas
G Horace Jenkins William Paterson So. 6-2 Elizabeth, N.J.
F Brad Harrington Bridgewater (Va.) Jr. 6-4 Richmond, Va.
F Sean Harrington Mass-Boston Sr.
C Matt Meehan Randolph-Macon Sr. 6-6 Stafford, Va.
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