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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Three Dakota State (S.D.) players were selected to the inaugural North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference selections and postseason awards, announced Tuesday.  Dylan Hale and Yusuf Vinson were voted to the NSAA Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team.  Miguel Sansavour was named to the second-team and voted as the conference's Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

Hale, six-foot-two-inch guard, led the Trojans in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game (499 total points).  He scored in double digits in the last 18 games of the season and 23 total times this season.  Hale was 163-of-392 from the field (41.6 percent).  He drained a total of 88 3-pointers in 223 attempts (39.5 percent) and converted 85-of-118 free-throws (72 percent).

Hale's 88 3-pointers is the fourth most 3-point field goals made in a single season in the Trojan men's basketball record book.  According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Tuesday, Hale ranks eighth in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game (3.1).  He is 12th in the nation in total 3-pointers made.

Hale also stole the ball 47 times this season.  He is 47th in the nation in steals per game with an average of 1.7 steals.

During NSAA conference play, Hale averaged 19.7 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Dakota State.

Dylan is the son of Arthur Hale and Chris Tholkes.  He is a senior General Studies major at Dakota State University.

Vinson, 6-foot-4-inch forward, had been named to all-conference team for his second straight year.  He led the team and North Star in the rebounding category.  He accumulated a total of 237 rebounds this season, averaging 8.8 rebounds per game. 

Vinson averaged 14.8 points per game for the Trojans. He scored in double digits 22 times and recorded 8 double-doubles this season.

Vinson was 129-for-272 from the field (47.4 percent).  He nailed down a total of 24 3-pointers in 72 attempts (33.3 percent).  Vinson was 118-for-143 from the free-throw line (82.5 percent). 

He is ranked in five different categories in the nation.  Vinson is ranked 21st in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (3.1), 24th in total rebounds per game (8.8), 31st in free-throw percentage (82.5 percent), 34th in defensive rebounds per game (5.7) and 38th in total rebounds). 

Vinson averaged a double-double of 15.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in seven North Star conference games this season. 

Vinson had accumulated a total of 480 rebounds during his two-year career at DSU, which is the ninth most career rebounds in Trojan men's basketball record book.

Yusuf is the son of Stephanie Vinson of Lincoln, Neb.  He is a senior General Studies major at Dakota State University.

Sansavour, 6-foot-8-inch center, was picked as the conference's Defensive Player-of-the-Year.  He led the conference with 54 blocks this season, owning a DSU school record for most blocked shots in a single season.  He is fourth in the nation in blocks per game (2.3) and ninth in total blocks (54).  His 54 blocks is the fourth most career blocks in Trojan men's basketball record book.

Sansavour averaged 8.2 rebounds per game (197 total rebounds) for the Trojans.  He is 18th in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (3.2).

Sansavour averaged 11.3 points this season.  He shot 57.4 percent from the field (116-for-202). 

During eight NSAA conference games, Sansavour averaged 11.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for DSU.  He was 34-for-75 from the field (45.3 percent) and recorded 14 blocked shots.

Miguel is the son of Michael and Esther Sansavour of Point Fortin, Trinidad.  He is a junior at Dakota State University.

Dakota State finished their season with an overall record of 15-15 and finished second in the inaugural NSAA conference with a 6-2 conference record.  The Trojans fell short in the first-ever NSAA Men's Basketball Postseason Conference Tournament Championships to the top-seeded team Jamestown (N.D.) by the score of 72-67. 

DSU recorded their fifth straight season with double-digits victories.  The Trojans finished with an 11-3 home record this season, compiling a record of 21-5 in the last two seasons at home with a winning percentage of .808).  In addition, Dakota State recorded their fifth straight season with a winning home record at DSU Fieldhouse.

For a complete listings of the North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-Conference selections and postseason awards, check below:

First Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Height

Position

Hometown

Mark Hoge

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

6-3

Guard

Ironton, Minn.

Dylan Hale

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

6-2

Guard

St. Paul, Minn.

Brequan Tucker

Jamestown (N.D.)

Soph.

6-1

Guard

Joliet, Ill.

Yusuf Vinson

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

6-4

Forward

Lincoln, Neb.

Aaron Duske

Valley City State (N.D.)

Senior

6-4

Guard

Buffalo, Minn.

Second Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Height

Position

Hometown

AJ McDonald

Valley City State (N.D.)

Junior

5-10

Guard

Killeen, Texas

Miguel Sansavour

Dakota State (S.D.)

Junior

6-8

Center

Point Fortin, Trinidad

Taylor Newton

Jamestown (N.D.)

Junior

6-0

Guard

Tyler, Minn.

Anthony Hendricks

Presentation (S.D.)

Senior

6-1

Guard

Chicago, Ill.

Jonathon Butler

Mayville State (N.D.)

Senior

6-6

Forward

Fordyce, Ark.

Postseason Awards
Most Valuable Player:  Mark Hoge – Jamestown (N.D.)
Most Valuable Graduating Senior:  Mark Hoge – Jamestown (N.D.)
Defensive Player of the Year:  Miguel Sansavour – Dakota State (S.D.)
Newcomer Player of the Year:  Brequan Tucker – Jamestown (N.D.)
Coach of the Year:  Justin Wieck – Jamestown (N.D.)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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