Former Iowa Lakes basketball standout Diamontae McKinley was selected to the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference's First Team and was also chosen as the A.I.I. Newcomer of the Year. McKinley plays for Ashford University, an NAIA affiliated university in Clinton.
Wauwatosa, Wis. native McKinley appeared in all 30 games and led the Saints with 14.8 points per game and 2.7 assists per contest. He added 3.7 rebounds per game and shot 42.7 percent (151-of-354) from the floor, 40.5 percent (83-of-205) from long range and 77.9 percent (60-of-77) from the line.
McKinley was named Second Team all-conference and Second Team Academic All-American in his time at Iowa Lakes. The 6-1 guard helped lead Iowa Lakes to a 26-8 overall record and the ICCAC regular season title, Region 11 championship and a bid in the national tournament during his freshman season. In his sophomore year, the team posted a 23-9 overall record.
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Deondre Parks was one of four South Dakota State men’s basketball players who earned Summit League honors for their play during the 2014-15 season in leading the Jackrabbits to the No. 1 overall seed at The Summit League Championships.
Deondre Parks earned All-Summit League first team honors and was named the newcomer of the year in the league, the first Jackrabbit to earn that honor. A junior transfer from Iowa Lakes Community College, Parks made an immediate impact for the Jacks. The Flint, Mich., native averaged an even 14 points per game, adding 3.8 rebounds and almost two assists per contest.
Iowa Lakes Head Coach Troy Larson has high praise for his former player.
“We are excited about Deondre being named Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Summit League,” commented Larson. “He improved in his two years at Iowa Lakes as much as any player that we have had. We are proud of his accomplishments and the type of young man that he is becoming.”
As a Laker, Parks averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as a freshman in leading Iowa Lakes to a 26-8 overall record and the ICCAC regular season title, Region 11 championship and a bid in the national tournament. In his sophomore year, he averaged 20.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a sophomore in leading the team to a 23-9 overall record, and earning ICCAC Division II All-Region First Team honors along the way.
In addition to Parks, the First Team included one other Jackrabbit.
2014-15 Summit League Men’s Basketball Awards
First Team All-Summit League
Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State
Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts
Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne
Cody Larson, South Dakota State
Tyler Larson, South Dakota
Deondre Parks, South Dakota State
Newcomer of the Year
Deondre Parks, South Dakota State
Dondre Parks and his SDSU teammates will take on North Dakota State tonight in the championship game of the Summit League Tournament. The winner receives an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. Tonight’s game begins at 8:00 and can be seen on ESPN2.
Brown Named All-American on Balance Beam
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Softball Pushes Back Doubleheader Start Time
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