2015 CCIW All-Conference Men's Basketball Team
2015 Fred Young Co-Most Outstanding Player
Hunter Hill - Augustana
Dylan Overstreet - Illinois Wesleyan
2015 CCIW Coach of the Year
Grey Giovanine - Augustana
2015 CCIW Co-Freshman of the Year
Jordan Robinson - North Park
TJ Sims - Millikin
Jack Burchett North Central F Sr. Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic
Juwan Henry North Park G So. Chicago, Ill./Bogan
Hunter Hill* Augustana G Jr. Byron, Ill./H.S.
Dylan Overstreet* Ill Wesleyan G Sr. Paxton, Ill./Paxton-Buckley-Loda
Ben Ryan Augustana F Jr. Washington, Ill./H.S.
Kyle Wuest Elmhurst G Jr. Edinburgh, Ind./H.S.
Donte Logan Carthage G Sr. Evanston, Ill./Niles West
Will Nixon Elmhurst F/C Jr. Plainfield, Ill./South
Charles Rosenberg North Central F Sr. Palatine, Ill./Fremd
Jawan Straughter Augustana G Jr. Bolingbrook, Ill./Plainfield East
Brayden Teuscher Wheaton G Sr. Rockford, Ill./Christian
Bryant Ackerman Elmhurst G Jr. Loogootee, Ind./H.S.
Tayvian Johnson Augustana F Jr. East Moline, Ill./United
Jordan Nelson Ill Wesleyan G Sr. Lincoln, Ill./H.S.
Jordan Robinson North Park F Fr. Schaumburg, Ill./Hoffman Estates
TJ Sims Millikin G Fr. Bloomington, Ill./H.S.
* Unanimous Selection
Some thoughts on the all-conference team:
* The results continue to suggest that a prime consideration in election to, and placement on, the CCIW all conference team is often a function of where a team
finishes as much as it is based on individual
* If D3Hoops CCIW posters had done the voting rather than the coaches, exit polls strongly suggest NPU's Henry would have won MOP
* Hocus Pocus Dominocus. Whether you want to call the award the MOP, MVP, POY, or whatever, it should signify the best overall
player. The one that can do the most things well. The biggest game changer. The one who strikes the most fear into the hearts of the opponent.
* A perfect illustration of my 1st point is the inclusion of Ben Ryan on the 1st team. Augie wins, they get 2 on 1st team. I think a good argument could be made that Brayden Teuscher or Charlie Rosenberg should switch places with Ryan. Hell, Wheaton's Michael Berg even averaged both more points and rebounds.
* Sorry, but Jawan Straughter has no business being on the All-Conference team. He ranked 14th in the conference with 2.07 assists per game, and 14th in steals with 1.0 per game. His name does not appear anywhere else among the leaders listed in any statistical category. He is only on the team due to Augie's finishing first. Congrats to Stomper Giovanine for somehow ramroding that one through.
* NCC's Jayme Moten got screwed by being able to play in only 11 conference games due to injury. The 7th leading average scorer, #15 in FG% despite shooting a big percentage of his shots from three, #5 in 3 point shooting percentage, and #1 in 3 point shots made. And unlike some of the guards listed, he even plays a little defense. Certainly one of the top 16 players in the CCIW.