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Spicer named first team All-American

Dakota Wesleyan University senior Jason Spicer was named an NAIA Division II men's basketball first-team All-American Thursday, while Ty Hoglund earned a third-team selection.

Dakota Wesleyan's Jason Spicer (40) shoots around the defense of College of Idaho's Aziz Leeks (22) during a game in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Dakota Wesleyan's Jason Spicer (40) shoots around the defense of College of Idaho's Aziz Leeks (22) during a game in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University senior Jason Spicer was named an NAIA Division II men's basketball first-team All-American Thursday, while Ty Hoglund earned a third-team selection.

Spicer, an honorable mention All-American last year, averaged 19.1 points and 5.6 assists per game. The Sioux Falls native scored 28 points in the DWU's 62-60 loss to College of Idaho in the second round of the national tournament on Saturday and finished his career with 1,660 points, 571 rebounds and 362 assists. He sits 14th on DWU's all-time scoring list.

Hoglund, a Dell Rapids native, earned his second All-American honor after being an honorable mention selection last year as a freshman. Despite missing part of the season with an injury, Hoglund averaged 18.8 points per game and helped the Tigers finish with a 23-11 record.

Cornerstone's (Mich.) Kyle Steigenga was named the 2018 NAIA Division II national player of the year.

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