Kruis and Brink Receive D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Honors
Monday, March 17, 2014
Two members of the Calvin men’s basketball team have received D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors. Senior Tyler Kruis has been named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team while junior Jordan Brink has been named to the third team. Both players are receiving D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region accolades for the first time.
A senior, Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds a game while connecting on 55.6 percent of his field goal attempts.
A four-time MIAA Player of the Week this year, Kruis also connected on 71.6 percent of his free throw attempts and swatted 29 shots. He was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team.
He concluded his Calvin career with 1,184 career points, ranking 14th on the Calvin career scoring list. He also finished with 159 career blocked shots, ranking third on the Calvin career list.
Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) averaged 15.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a game while connecting on 45.5 percent of his three-point field goal attempts which ranks as the 10th-best single-season three-point field goal clip in Calvin men’s basketball history. He also connected on 65 triples during the year which is the 12th-best single-season total in Calvin hoops history.
A two-time MIAA Player of the Week, Brink was named to the All-MIAA first team earlier this month. In an 83-75 upset victory over second-ranked Washington University of St. Louis in the second round of the NCAA III Tournament, he tallied a double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Calvin concluded its season last weekend with an overall record of 24-6, falling at sixth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan in the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament.