STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Senior Tyler Tillema was named a First Team All-American and senior Trevor Hass a Second Team All-American by D3hoops.com as part of the 2014 D3hoops.com men's All-America team released on Saturday.
The duo was just one of two sets of teammates to be named in the 17th D3hoops.com All-American team. Michael Mayer and Duncan Robinson of national runner-up Williams were the only other teammates to both be named All-Americans.
Tillema becomes the fourth UW-Stevens Point player to be named a D3hoops.com First Team All-American, joining Brant Bailey (2000), Jason Kalsow (2005) and Nick Bennett (2005). He was joined on the first team by Player of the Year Aaron Toomey of Amherst, Aaron Walton-Moss of Cabrini, Jared Suderley of Hartwick and Michael Mayer of Williams.
Tillema was also named the West District Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the West Region Player of the Year by D3hoops.com and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year. Tillema led the Pointers in scoring (20.1 ppg), assists (115) and blocks, while tying for the team lead in rebounding (5.0 rpg). The senior shot 52.6 percent from the field and scored 20 or more points in 16 of the team's 30 games this season. Tillema ranked in the WIAC's top 10 in assists (first, 3.97 apg), scoring (second), steals (fifth, 1.48 spg), blocks (fifth, 0.93 bpg), assist-to-turnover ratio (fifth, 1.58:1), minutes played (sixth, 31.69 per game), field-goal percentage (seventh) and defensive rebounds (eighth, 4.34 per game) this season, while starting 29 of 30 games.
Hass was named to the fourth team after being named a First Team All-West Region performer by D3hoops.com in his senior season. Hass was second on UW-Stevens Point in scoring (17.3 ppg), third in rebounding (4.6 rpg), third in assists (58) and led the team in steals (46). The sharpshooter shot 48.5 percent from behind the arc, to rank fourth in the country in games through March 9, and averaged over three made three-pointers a game. The senior led the WIAC with 3.17 made threes per game and finished in the top 10 in the conference in minutes played (second, 33.83 per game), scoring (third), three-point field-goal percentage (third), steals (fourth, 1.53 spg), free-throw percentage (fifth, .794) and field-goal percentage (sixth, .530). Hass tied the school scoring record by scoring 40 points against Whitman on Dec. 29 and then broke the record by pouring in 45 at UW-La Crosse on Jan. 25 behind a 9-for-13 performance from behind the arc.
Courtesy: UWSP Athletics
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