2014 All-NCAC Men's Basketball Team Announced; Thorpe Named Player of the Year

2014 All-NCAC Men's Basketball Team Announced; Thorpe Named Player of the Year

2013-14 All-NCAC Men's Basketball Team

Wooster senior guard Doug Thorpe (Columbus, OH/Eastmoor Academy) has been named the Player of the Year to highlight the 2014 All-North Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball squad, announced today after voting by the conference's head coaches.

Thorpe {left}, who has been named to the All-NCAC first team for the second year in a row, led the league in three-pointers made in conference games this season as he was 46-of-110 from long distance for a .418 shooting percentage. In addition, Thorpe was fifth in the NCAC in scoring with 278 points (15.4 ppg) against league foes and 12th in assists with 40 (2.2 apg). He was also the fifth-best free throw shooter in NCAC games as he connected on 50-of-61 attempts for an .820 shooting percentage from the charity stripe. Thorpe also helped lead the Fighting Scots to their 15th NCAC Tournament championship in program history as Wooster topped arch-rival Wittenberg, 71-63, in the championship game on Saturday, March 1st.

Wooster junior guard Xavier Brown (Bowling Green, OH/Bowling Green) and Wittenberg senior post Scott Masin (New Carlisle, OH/Bethel) were the only other repeat first-team selections from a year ago. Brown is now a three-time All-NCAC first-team honoree.

Denison senior guard Alex Longi (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) and Hiram senior Aaron Stefanov (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) both elevated to the All-NCAC first team after being members of the second team in 2013.

Two players make their All-NCAC debuts as a member of the 2014 top squad: DePauw junior center Tommy Fernitz (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North) and Ohio Wesleyan senior post Reuel Rogers (Columbus, OH/Bexley).

Wabash freshman guard Kyle Aiton (Newburgh, IN/Castle) {right}, a member of the 2014 honorable mention team, earned the NCAC Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Year award after scoring 235 points (13.1 ppg), pulling down 60 rebounds (3.3 rpg) and dishing out 22 assists (1.2 apg) in 18 total conference games.

Wooster head coach Steve Moore {left} was voted the NCAC Coach of the Year for the eighth time in his career. Moore, who owns an overall record of 643-143 in 27 season's at Wooster, guided the Fighting Scots to their 16th NCAC title this winter with a 16-2 record against NCAC opponents. Moore entered the 2013-14 season as the third winningest coach in NCAA Div. III history with an overall record of 706-205 in 32 total seasons. That mark also ranked 30th among coaches across all three divisions.