PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College men's basketball program had two players selected to All-Independent teams on Monday (May 24). The teams were selected by the University of Dayton.
Rising senior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) garnered first-team honors while rising sophomore center Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) was named to the All-Freshman team.
Bradshaw posted a stellar junior season, leading the Storm in several categories, including scoring (16.0), steals (38), three-pointers made (46), free-throw percentage (79.6%) and minutes per game (30.9).
The 6-foot-1 shooting guard was at his best against the nation's best, piling up 21 points to go with a career-high eight assists against No. 2 Florida Southern on Dec. 28. He also scored a career-high 31 points with six rebounds and three steals against No. 25 Kentucky Wesleyan on Dec. 12. Bradshaw recorded double-digit points in the Storm's last 13 games, including six games of 20 or more points. He now has 829 points in his Lake Erie career.
Sims saw a majority of the action in the post as a freshman for the Storm, earning 23 starts at center. He was also one of just four Storm players to play in all 27 games.
Sims was solid in his first season of collegiate ball, averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game. He led the team in offensive rebounds (61) and field goal percentage (55.5%) and was second in total rebounds (152) and blocks (12).
The 6-foot-8 Sims had a career night in a home win over Edinboro on Dec. 5, reaching career-highs with 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Sims scored in double figures nine times on the season.
The Storm, which will move into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the 2010-11 season, finished last year with an 11-16 record against one of the most difficult schedules in Division II. Lake Erie played seven games against ranked opponents, including the national runner-up.
The remainder of the All-Independent teams follows:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PAUL HARRISON, NORTH GREENVILLE
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: ROBERT WILSON, URBANA
COACH OF THE YEAR: CENTRAL STATE
Paul Harrison, North Greenville (POTY)
Robert Wilson, Urbana
Ethan Bradshaw, Lake Erie College
Jared Maners, Oakland City
Anthony Passley, Central State
Gino Smith, Central State
Nathan Schumacher, Oakland City
T.R. Ellis, Urbana
Chris Joseph, Palm Beach Atlantic
Cole Prophet, Central State
Robert Wilson, Urbana (FOTY)
Luke Lattimer, North Greenville
Garrick Sims, Lake Erie College
Antonio Ortega, Washington Adventist
Dante Valentine, Palm Beach Atlantic
HONORABLE MENTION: Nigel Munson, District of Columbia; Khalid Martin, Washington Adventist; Brandon Hopf, Oakland City; Clint Nicholson, Urbana; Branden Washington, Washington Adventist; Tim Ellison, District of Columbia.