News and Tribune

March 14, 2013

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Mitchell named NAIA Second Team All-American

Simpson, Wheat earn honorable mention honors

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NEW ALBANY — Indiana University Southeast guard Cameron Mitchell has been named to the NAIA Division II men’s basketball All-America second team.

The NAIA announced the postseason awards on Wednesday.

Mitchell, a Cincinnati native, averaged  16.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season. He finished the season ranked No. 15 in total steals in NAIA Division II.

Jake Simpson, a Louisville native and Pleasure Ridge Park grad, averaged 15.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He also shot 50 percent (62-124) from three-point range which ranked first in NAIA Division II.

The Grenadiers finished the season at 30-5 and fell to eventual national champion Cardinal Stritch 69-56 in the national semifinals.

Indiana University Southeast sophomore guard Heather Wheat has been named an NAIA Division II Women's Basketball All-American honorable mention selection.

The NAIA released the All-America teams on Wednesday.

Wheat, a Louisville native and Butler High School grad, finished the season averaging 19.5 points per game which ranked No. 7 in NAIA Division II. She also ranked No. 9 in assists per game with 4.97.

The Grenadiers finished 17-13 and fell to eventual KIAC champion Point Park in the KIAC semifinals.