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Akers is named to All-GRAC basketball team

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Northview High School graduate, Austin Akers (No. 1) was recently named to the Second Team All Region team after his freshman season at Olney Central.
Times Staff Report

Former Northview High School standout, Austin Akers and Latroi Wright have been named 2nd team Great Rivers Athletic Conference as well as 2nd team Region 24.

Latroi Wright, a 6'3 170 lb. freshman guard from Greensburg, Indiana led the Blue Knights in scoring at 13.4 points per game. Wright averaged 15.1 points per game in conference play. He also veraged over 20 points per game in the final eight games of the season. Wright also led the Knights with 5.9 rebounds per game to go with 3.1 assists per game. Wright shot 51% from the floor including 38.5% from 3-point range as well as 77.8% from the free throw line. Wright also led the team with 40 steals and 15 blocks.

Akers, a 6'2 185 lb. freshman guard from Brazil was Olney's 2nd leading scorer at 11.4 points per game. He led the Knights with 3.4 assists per game. Akers started every game at the point guard position and had a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio. Akers also averaged 2.7 rebounds per game. Akers shot 42.7% from the floor including 36.2% from long range and 70.9% from the charity stripe.

"Austin and Latroi had very good freshmen seasons. We are counting on both of them to have even bigger seasons as sophomores. We lost alot of close games and were disappointed finishing with a 14-17 record. Our guys have been working very hard in the weight room and on the court this off-season."

"We are happy for both young men made 2nd team as only four freshmen in our league were named to the 1st and 2nd teams. Wright finished the year playing as well as anybody on the perimeter. Akers was good all year. Akers handled the ball very well for a freshmen point guard. Our league was full of good sophomore guards. We are excited to return two of the better guards in our league in 2011-2012. Along with our other returnees we feel with a good recruiting class we will be much improved in 2011-2012."