Keane Thomann named MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Kansas City, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior center Keane Thomann has been named the MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Year as announced by the league office today.
A third-team All-MIAA pick as a junior, as well, Thomann led the MIAA in scoring with 21.8 points per game this season and leads the MIAA in field goal percentage, while ranking third in both rebounds and blocks. He currently ranks 4th and 7th nationally in field goal percentage and scoring. He has nine double-doubles this season and has moved into 7th place on the all-time scoring list at MSSU with 1,466 points. He is the MSSU all-time leader in single-season and career field goal percentage. He was a four-time MIAA Player of the Week this season.
Adams ranks 3rd in the MIAA in scoring at 18.3 points per game and 3rd in both assists and field goal percentage. He has scored in double-figures in all but two games this season, topping the 30 point plateau three times and scoring more than 20 points 10 times. A first team All-MIAA pick as a junior, Adams has moved to No. 2 on the All-Time scoring list at MSSU with 1,919 points. He sits at No. 5 on the MIAA all-time scoring list and has scored more points than any other player in the MIAA in the last 27 years.
Addison ranks third on the Lions in scoring this season with 11.4 ppg, while leading the team in free-throw shooting, steals and in three point percentage. He ranks third in both free-throws and steals in the MIAA and was the MIAA Freshman of the Year last year. He had a career high 33 points off the bench in helping the Lions to a double-overtime win over Pittsburg State.
Talbert is second on the team with 6.4 rebounds per game and ranks seventh in the MIAA in that category. He is second on the Lions in blocks, while ranking fifth in the MIAA and averaged 8.2 points per game this season.
The Lions will open up the 2012 MIAA Basketball Tournament this Friday at 2:15 pm with a game against Fort Hays State from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.