DONALDSON ‚Äď Sophomore guard Antonio Cannon (Indianapolis, IN/ Northwest HS) headlined a list of Ancilla College men‚Äôs basketball players receiving postseason honors, the College announced on Tuesday.
Cannon was named to the MCCAA All-Western Conference Second Team, averaging 18 points and four rebounds per game this season.
He was joined by freshman Joby Renbarger (Greentown, IN/ Eastern HS) as the only Ancilla players to earn all-conference honors.¬† Renbarger earned MCCAA All-Western Conference Honorable Mention honors, averaging 11 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
Cannon, who was also selected as the Team MVP, led the Chargers to a record of 6-18 on the year.¬† His performances during the second half of the season were often scintillating, scoring 20 points or more in nine of his last 16 games, including a 40 point effort against Lake Michigan College on Feb. 9.
His efforts earned him a selection to the MCCAA All-Star game, where he finished with 16 points in 22 minutes.
‚ÄúAntonio played his best basketball in the second semester,‚ÄĚ said Ancilla men‚Äôs basketball coach Greg Neeley.¬† ‚ÄúWhen he got it going, we really played well.‚ÄĚ
Renbarger proved himself a steady player, using his height and athleticism to create difficult matchups for his opponents.¬† He also proved himself a versatile attacker, scoring both in the post and from beyond the arc throughout the year.
Freshman point guard Michael Hornback (Muncie, IN/ Southside HS) was selected for the Teammate Award by his peers, while fellow freshman guard Josh Wilson (Montezuma, IN/ Riverton Parke HS) was selected for the Coach‚Äôs Award.
Freshman guard Jordan Leturgez (Lafayette, IN/ West Lafayette HS) was honored for carrying the highest GPA on the team.
This year‚Äôs team posted the second most conference wins in program history (5), including a victory over NJCAA #9 Lansing Community College on Jan. 10.¬† The team also improved both on the court and in the classroom over the 2010 squad, posting four more wins and a higher team GPA.