SEWARD, Neb. – Four members of the 2020 GPAC tournament championship Concordia University men’s basketball team were lauded by the Omaha World-Herald on Saturday (April 11). The news outlet awarded seniors Brevin Sloup and Tanner Shuck and sophomores Carter Kent and Justin Wiersema with spots on its 2019-20 All-Nebraska Midlands College Men’s Basketball Team for the NAIA/NCAA Division III level. Sloup landed on the first team while Shuck collected second team honors (see full team at bottom).
The postseason honor roll for Sloup has included recognition as an honorable mention All-American and first team All-GPAC selection. Sloup led the 2019-20 Bulldogs in scoring with an average of 15.8 points per game. His contributions as a senior included 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Sloup shot 42.9 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from 3-point range and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Seward High School product concluded his career with 1,246 points (18th most in school history) over 116 collegiate outings. Over the final four games of the regular season, Sloup notched more than 20 points in each outing.
A native of Grand Island, Shuck notched three honorable mention All-GPAC awards over the course of his career. Shuck’s 302 career 3-point field goals rank No. 2 on the program’s all-time list. He also concluded his career with school rankings of eighth in scoring (1,579), 12th in assists (263) and 18th in rebounds (466). As a senior, Shuck averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steal per game. He posted shooting percentages of 46.4 from the field, 37.2 from 3-point range and 81.5 from the free throw line.
Kent and Wiersema were both honorable mention choices on the All-Nebraska Team. A Crete High School product, Kent garnered second team All-GPAC accolades this season after being voted the 2018-19 GPAC Freshman of the Year. This past winter he averaged 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 39.9 percent from the floor. Meanwhile, Wiersema (honorable mention All-GPAC) took a leap forward as a sophomore and averaged 10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals and shot 53.5 percent from the field.
NAIA/NCAA D-III All-Nebraska Midlands College Men’s Basketball Team
G - Jemeil King, 6-5, jr., Bellevue
*G - Nate Schimonitz, 6-4, sr., Nebraska Wesleyan
G - Brevin Sloup, 5-9, sr., Concordia
G - Henry Tanksley, 6-4, jr., Peru State
F - Bart Hiscock, 6-6, sr., Hastings
G - Jack Hiller, 6-6, sr., Nebraska Wesleyan
G - Bowen Sandquist, 6-3, so., Midland
G - Tanner Shuck, 6-4, sr., Concordia
F - Lewis Hayes, 6-6 jr., Bellevue
C - Clay Reimers, 6-7, sr., Nebraska Wesleyan
Honorable mention: Bellevue: Connor Dukes, Niamey Harris; Concordia: Carter Kent, Justin Wiersema; Doane: Anthony Laravie, Miguel Lopez; Hastings: Brendan Lipovsky, Mason Hiemstra; Midland: Laurence Merritt; Nebraska Wesleyan: Nate Bahe; Peru State: Devon Colley, Kendrick Robinson; York: DeAnte Barnes, Eric Lenear, Michael Tolbert.
* - honorary captain