Multiple Bears Receive Postseason Accolades

Tuesday evening’s National Christian College Athletic Association Divison II men’s basketball banquet held in Ankeny, Iowa signaled the end of all the postseason recognition received by the 2015-16 Barclay College men’s basketball program. A total of four players were recognized for their contributions both on and off the court.

Back on February 19th, the Midwest Christian College Conference announced their all-conference recipients at the conference tournament held in Joplin, Mo. For the 9-1 regular season conference champions, the men’s basketball team had three all-conference players. Sophomore Jay Milton (Paris, Texas) was named all-conference honorable mention, while junior Jay Bradley (Wichita, Kans.) and senior Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, Calif.) were both named 1st team all-conference. For the second year in a row, Brodhead was named the MCCC most valuable player after averaging 20 points and 7 rebounds per contest.

On February 27th, during the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region tournament, all-region recipients were revealed. The men easily had the toughest region in the NCCAA Division II. At one time this season, the four team region had the #1, #2, #3, and #6 ranked teams in the country, with the Bears being #6. Milton garnered honorable mention accolades while Bradley was named to the Southwest Region 2nd team. Brodhead, for the second year in a row, was a Southwest Region first team player.

Finally, at the NCCAA Division II national tournament, the final awards of the season were handed out. Brodhead participated in the banquet as a finalist for the Pete Maravich Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize the outstanding NCCAA student-athlete in Division II Men’s Basketball. It highlights excellence in competition, skill, academics, and Christian service during his career. Although Brodhead was not the winner of the Maravich Award, he was named to the NCCAA Division II 2nd team. In addition, junior Tanner Huck (Coldwater, Kans.) earned academic all-american status by maintaing a grade point average above a 3.4 over his career.

Next up for the Bears is an off-season full of hard work as they prepare for the 2016-17 season.