Marquis Addison invited to play in NABC/Reece's Division II All-Star Game

Complete NABC/Reece's NCAA Division II All-Star Game Rosters

Kansas City, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison has been selected to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Reece's NCAA Division II All-Star Game to be held this Friday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. 

Addison, a 6-4 native of Olathe, Kan., was a first-team All-MIAA selection this year and was also named a second-team All-Region pick. He was a member of the 2014 MIAA All-Tournament Team, after helping lead the Lions to the 2014 MIAA Tournament Title. 

Addison moved in front of Skyler Bowlin for fifth-place all-time on the MSSU scoring list this season. He finished his career with 1,667 points, 490 rebounds, 223 steals and 297 assists. His .836 career free-throw percentage is second-best all time and he ranks fourth in career steals with 223.

Addison is one of two players from the MIAA on the team as Northwest Missouri's DeShaun Cooper joins him on the West Squad. Addison joins Skyler Bowlin and Keane Thomann as members of the MSSU basketball team to be invited to play in the All-Star Game.

The game will take place at 7 pm EST on Friday evening as part of the Elite Eight festivities in Evansville. The game will feature a pair of outstanding former coaches, Wayne Boultinghouse and Steve Newton, both with ties to Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.  Boultinghouse played at the University of Evansville as a player with Jerry Sloan on NCAA Division II championship teams in 1964 and 1965 and was an assistant coach when the Purple Aces won the 1971 Division II title. Boultinghouse coached Southern Indiana (then Indiana State University Evansville), leading the Screaming Eagles to the Division II regional final in 1978.  He was an assistant coach at Kentucky Wesleyan when the Panthers won the NCAA Division II title in 1987 and later was the head coach for six seasons at KWC with three Great Lakes Valley Conference championships and four NCAA tournament berths.

Newton was an assistant coach at the University of New Orleans, runner-up to Evansville for the 1975 NCAA Division II title.  He was the head coach at Murray State from 1985-91 and led the Racers to four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles and postseason tournament appearances.  Newton was the head coach at the University of South Carolina from 1991-93.  He joined the USI staff as director of athletics in 1995 and retired from that position in 2001.