(Top) Nick Wells was the team's MVP, leading the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks. (Bottom) Matt Stuckey was named the Knights' most improved player and led the squad in 3-point shooting, hitting 58 for the season.
The Northview Knights put the lid on the 2005-06 basketball season with their season awards ceremony recently.
The team's MVP was 6'8 senior Nick Wells who led the squad with 12.4 ppg. and 9.1 rpg. He also shot 58 percent from the field (104-of-178) and was an imposing force in the paint for opposing team's, blocking 74 shots during the year. His numbers helped him win the shooting percentage award as well as being one of the squad's captains.
The defensive award for the season went to junior Brodee Miller who made big leaps this season in his play at both ends of the floor.
Miller played in all 23 games for the Knights, getting time as both a starter and a key reserve during the season. Though he averaged just 5.4 ppg. his influence lie in the mismatches he helped create with his size and ability to defend smaller players.
Northview's assist award went to point guard Brinn Meunier whose scrappy style at the point helped lead the Knights to 13 wins this year. Meunier also stretched the floor against the Knights' opponents as he hit 30 3-pointers and a 41 percent clip for the year. He also found teammates for 4.5 assists per game. What Meunier lacked in size, he more than made up for in hustle and toughness.
Jered Timm led Northview in free throw percentage this year, hitting 72 percent from the stripe (57-of-79). He averaged just under double-digits for Northview (9.9 ppg.) and used his quickness to keep defenders on his heel, getting to the line the second most on the team.
There was little doubt about who would be the team's most improved player as junior guard Matt Stuckey made big strides in becoming a consistent offensive threat each night out for Northview. He was the team leader in 3-point shooting with 58 for the season, hitting 39 percent for the year and averaged 11.5 ppg. He also grabbed 2.6 rebounds per contest and dished out a pair of assists each time out.
The Northview mental attitude awards went to seniors Michael Medearis and Devon Chamberlain.
Medearis played in all 23 games and was a key to Northview's frontline depth. He was hugely important in coming off the bench to replace Northview's interior players in case of foul trouble to the starters. Medearis averaged 2.2 ppg. and 2.7 rpg.
Chamberlain played in 20 games for Northview this year and was another valuable reserve for the Knights. He gave the team another option at point and his quickness proved important on both ends.
The captain awards went to Matt Crooks, Jacob Reece, Medearis, Wells and Chamberlain for the 13-10 Northview squad.