Kansas City, Mo. — Missouri Southern senior guard Taevaunn Prince has been named a unanimous first-team All-MIAA selection as the league office released the All-MIAA teams today.
Prince, a 6-3, native of Toronto, Canada and a second-team All-MIAA pick last season, leads the MIAA in points per game, rebounds per game, defensive rebounds per game, double-doubles, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, total field goals, total points and total rebounds. He also leads the country in scoring, as well as free throws attempted and made and ranks 2nd in total points, 14th in defensive rebounds, 20th in double-doubles, 14th in rebounding, 11th in total field goals, 25th in total minutes and 12th in total rebounds.
With all that said, however, the coaches did not vote Prince as the MIAA Player of the Year. That honor went to Northwest Missouri’s Justin Pitts. Washburn’s Brady Skeens was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while the Ichabod’s Javion Blake was the Freshman of the Year. Northwest Missouri’s Ben McCollum was named the league Coach of the Year.
Prince also put his name in the record books for the Lions this season. He holds the MSSU and MIAA record for free throws made in a season with his 262 this year, as well as the MSSU record for single-season points with 745 this year. He is also in line to set the MSSU record for single-season scoring average and career scoring average. In his career, Prince has scored 1,257 points, pulled down 496 rebounds and has a career scoring average of 21.3, while averaging 8.6 boards per game.
Brown is second on the team in points per game this year with 14.6 this season and in rebounds with 3.5. He is also second in assists with 62. Wright leads the MIAA this year in total three point field goals made, ranking 31st nationally. He also ranks second in total minutes and third in minutes per game, while ranking second in three point percentage and three pointers per game in MIAA and ranking 15th and 38th nationally in those categories, respectively.
In his career, Wright owns the career and single-season three point records at MSSU. He also owns the career and three of top four single-season three point percentage marks.
The Lions will begin the 2016 MIAA Tournament by playing the winner of the Missouri Western-Washburn First Round Game. Tip off will be on Friday, March 4 at noon from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. The complete list of the All-MIAA team can be found in the story links at the top of the page.