Kruize, Sharbono Named MIAC Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention

Posted on March 1st, 2017 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its men’s basketball postseason awards Tuesday and two Gustavus student-athletes received honorable mention. Peter Kruize (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.) and Riley Sharbono (So., Marshall, Minn.) were recognized as All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Kruize finished the 2016-17 season as the team’s second highest scorer, averaging 12.6 points per game for a total of 314 points in 25 games played. Kruize started in eight games and shot a team-best 57.8 percent from the field, which was fourth highest in the MIAC. The local St. Peter product hauled in 102 rebounds, averaging 4.1 per game, to go along with 32 assists, five steals, and two blocks. Kruize shot 65.6 percent from the free throw line and average 20.7 minutes per game. He also averaged 24.3 points per 40 minutes, which was best in the league. The senior post finished his career with 887 points and 384 rebounds.

Sharbono led the Gusties this season with 363 points for an average of 14.5 per game. Sharbono started all 25 games this season at wing and shot 45.6 percent from the floor, including 43.6 percent from three-point range, which was third best in the conference. His 48 three-pointers were most on the team and ninth most in the league. The Marshall product shot 76 percent from the charity stripe and hauled in 68 rebounds for an average of 2.7 per game. He also dished out 39 assists, made six steals and five blocks. Sharbono has 551 career points through two seasons and is on pace to become a member of the 1,000-point club by the time he graduates.

Alec Koster (Sr., Redwood Falls, Minn.) was also recognized by the league as he was named to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. Grant Shaeffer of St. Thomas was named the Joe Hutton Player of the Year, Kent Hanson of Carleton was named Sixth Man of the Year, and Guy Kalland of Carleton was named Coach of the Year.

MIAC Release


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