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Myer named to NSIC all-conference team

University of Minnesota Duluth junior forward Brandon Myer earned first-team honors while senior forward Sean Burns racked up second-team distinction on the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 2018-19 All-NSIC Men's Basketball Team. Myer, a s...

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The University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Brandon Myer (10) shoots over the Winona State defense during the game at Romano Gym in Duluth on Wednesday evening. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

 

University of Minnesota Duluth junior forward Brandon Myer earned first-team honors while senior forward Sean Burns racked up second-team distinction on the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 2018-19 All-NSIC Men's Basketball Team.

Myer, a second team all-conference honoree a season ago, averaged a team-leading 22 points and 11 rebounds in league play this season. He was fifth in scoring and first in rebounding over the course of the NSIC schedule.

The Superior native had a league-leading 12 double-doubles and he is one of only six players at the NCAA II level to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game this season.

The former Spartan and Superior Telegram Player of the Year also nailed down NSIC Player of the Week nods a program-record four times this year. Myer set career marks in points (34, Northern State), rebounds (17, Mary), assists (6, twice), blocks (5, MSU Moorhead) and steals (6, Twice).

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Burns took home his first league honor after a breakout performance in his last season as a Bulldog. The Robbinsdale, Minn., native certainly saved his best season for last as he posted 14.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, both new personal bests in a single season.

Burns averaged 15 points, 7.1 rebounds and one full block in NSIC contests. He led the NSIC with his 57.9 shooting percentage. Burns reached new career marks in points (26, Mary), rebounds (15, Mary) and assists (4, Minnesota Crookston) this season.

The NSIC Player of the Year went to Gage Davis from St. Cloud State University. Sean Smith, also from SCSU, received the defensive player of the year; Augustana’s A.J. Plitzuweit grabbed NSIC Freshman of the Year; while Concordia University, St. Paul's Isaiah McKay captured the NSIC Newcomer of the Year.

Northern State University's coach Paul Sather was named the NSIC Coach of the Year for a second straight season.

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