DONALDSON – Sophomore guard Antonio Cannon (Indianapolis, IN/ Northwest HS) headlined a list of Ancilla College men’s 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.
“Antonio played his best basketball in the second semester,” said Ancilla men’s basketball coach Greg Neeley. “When he got it going, we really played well.”
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’s Award.
Freshman guard Jordan Leturgez (Lafayette, IN/ West Lafayette HS) was honored for carrying the highest GPA on the team.
This year’s 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.