Wednesday, February 29, 2012

UIS' Fakuade gets all-GLVC first-team honor

University of Illinois Springfield senior Michael Fakuade was named first-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference and was joined by teammate West Dawson on the GLVC’s All-Defensive team.

Fakuade, a 6-foot-7 senior from Chicago Von Steuben High School who began his college basketball career at Northern Illinois, averaged 14.5 points and was second in the GLVC with 11.0 rebounds per game.

He is second in the nation in blocked shots (3.5 per game), fourth in rebounding and eighth in double-doubles (13). He is the only player in the GLVC to lead multiple statistical categories (blocked shots, rebounding and double-doubles).

Dawson, a 6-5 junior from Decatur Eisenhower by way of Lincoln College, was second on the Prairie Stars with 111 defensive rebounds and recorded 34 steals with eight blocked shots.

Senior guard Jermaine Love-Roberts was named second-team All-GLVC. He leads the conference in free throw percentage (119-for-138, .862) and is eighth in the league in scoring (16.5). The Rich East graduate averaged nearly 19 points per game in his last 11 outings and scored in double figures in his final 22 games.

The trio was featured in an February 29, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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