Men's Basketball

Anderson Named Preseason Player Of The Year By Division II Bulletin

Beaverton, Ore. -  Minnesota State senior guard Luke Anderson (Bloomington, Minn.) was named the 2006 Division II Bulletin Preseason Player of the Year the publication announced late Thursday night.   Anderson becomes the first player from Minnesota State to receive this honor.  

The award is the second for Anderson in the past week.  Last week, he was named to the Street & Smith First-Team All-America team.   Last season, Anderson averaged 20.8 points and 5.7 for the Mavericks who finished with a 24-8 record, including a North Central Conference regular and post season championship.  The Mavericks also advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second time in as many years and the fourth time in school history before falling to the eventual national champion - Winona State - in the regional semi-finals.

"With the talent level continuing to rise in Division II basketball, it's getting harder and harder to select our Player of the Year," said DII Bulletin Publisher Gary Rubin. "Luke was recognized as one of the top players last year, and he is expected to have another outstanding season."

Division II Bulletin, published since 1991, is the leading publication covering men's Division II basketball. It comes out 12 times during the basketball season.  

--Courtesy MSU Athletic Communications