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Post Season Awards Honors for Men’s Basketball Players and Coaches

April 2, 2013

Four Iowa Lakes Community College men's basketball athletes were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II Men's Basketball All-Region teams and Head Coach Troy Larson was named NJCAA District 8 Coach of the year.
 
Freshmen Ben Shellim and Deondre Parks were both named to ICCAC All-Region first team. Sophomore Josh Schaben was named to the second team ICCAC All-Region.  Sophomore Kelly Madison was named honorable mention All-Region.
 
Shellim averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for Iowa Lakes. Ben shot 53% from the floor, 49% from the 3 point arc, and 82 percent from the free throw line this season. 
 
Parks produced an average of 15.3 points per game. He shot 49 percent from the field, including the 41 percent from beyond the arc, and 78% from the foul line.  Deondre also averaged 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Lakers.
 
Schaben added 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for Iowa Lakes. He shot 60 percent from the field.
 
Madison averaged 14 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game for the Lakers. He shot 75 percent from the free throw line.
 
“Very proud of all four young men on their accomplishments.  We have a great team this year and an outstanding season resulting in numerous players being honored.  Ben and Deondre both improved tremendously throughout the year and performed very consistently due to their work ethic and preparation.  Josh is a load down low and was one of the better posts players in NJCAA division II basketball.  Kelly is a tremendously skilled player who was very productive for us.” Commented Coach Larson.
 
Head Coach Troy Larson guided the Lakers to a 26 – 8 season including the first regular season Iowa Community College Athletic Conference championship in school history.  The Lakers would go on and win the regional championship earning the school’s fourth trip to the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament. Iowa Lakes did not lose a game during the month of January when they were on a 11 game win streak. Iowa Lakes finished the regular season ranked 11th in the NJCAA Division II men’s basketball poll.
 
Madison and Parks were named to the ICCAC Region XI All-Tournament team and Ben Shellim was named the tournament MVP following the Lakers championship.
 
Below is the list of the ICCAC All-Region and All Tournament teams:
 
2012-13 Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II Men's Basketball All-Region Teams (Player's name, Institution):
 
D-II First Team All-Region
LaTree Russell- DMACC
Malcolm Canada- Ellsworth
Deondre Parks- Iowa Lakes
Ben Shellim- Iowa Lakes
Gage Heffernan- Kirkwood
Kasey Semler- Kirkwood
Chris Davis- NIACC
Davis Humphries- NIACC
Marquealis Edwards- Southwestern
 
D-II Second Team All-Region
Charles Pemberton- Clinton
Darry Jones, Jr.- DMACC
David Anderson- Iowa Central
Rhys Elliot- Iowa Central
Jesses Jones- Iowa Central
Josh Schaben- Iowa Lakes
Taylor Olson- Kirkwood
Devin Kastrup- Southwestern
 
D-II Honorable Mention All-Region
Xzvaion Jones- Clinton
Brandon Nazione- DMACC
Derek Williams- DMACC
Jared Fulks- Ellsworth
Kelly Madison- Iowa Lakes
Devan Douglas- Kirkwood
J,C. Fuller- Kirkwood
Mike Wagner- NIACC
 
D-II Region XI All-Tournament Team
Malcolm Canada- Ellsworth
Jared Fulks- Ellsworth
Rhys Elliot- Iowa Central
Kelly Madison- Iowa Lakes
Deondre Parks- Iowa Lakes
Taylor Olson- Kirkwood
MVP – Ben Shellim – Iowa Lakes
For More Information:

Head Coach Troy Larson at 712-362-7915

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