Joplin, Mo. — Already an All-MIAA and All-Region selection, Taevaunn Prince has now been named a first-team All-American by the Conference Commissioner’s Association as the organization announced today.
Prince was a first-team All-MIAA and a first-team All-Region selection en route to today’s announcement. Along with his All-America selection, Prince has been chosen to participate in the Reese’s Division II All-Star Game to be held at the Elite Eight this weekend in Frisco, Texas. The All-Star Game will take place this Friday at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America Men’s Basketball Team is sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities. The All-America Men’s Basketball team is selected by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA).
Prince currently leads Division II in free throw attempts, free throws made, points per game and total points. He ranks 11th nationally in defensive rebounds per game, 17th in double-doubles, 16th in rebounds per game, 14th in total field goals and total rebounds, 29th in total minutes and 44th in total field goal attempts.
Prince leads the MIAA in defensive rebounds, double-doubles, field goal percentage, free throw attempts, free throws made, scoring and total points, while ranking second in rebounds. He had ten 30-point games this season, 13 double-doubles, scored 20 points or more in all but three games, as well as 15 points or more in every game.
He holds the MSSU and MIAA record for single-season made FT’s (273) and is the MSSU career record holder for single-season points (791). He also is the MSSU Record holder in single season (26.4) and career scoring average (21.4), while scoring the most career points (1,303) for a two-year player in MSSU history.
Prince joins Connor Beranek of Nebraska-Kearney (third-team) and Justin Pitts of Northwest Missouri (honorable mention) as other MIAA players named All-American.