The National Junior College Athletic Association released the Division II All-American Teams on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and two Spartans earned this prestigious honor. Southwestern, the 2017 NJCAA DII National Champions, was the only team to have more than one player recognized as an All-American.
First Team All-American
Sophomore Jordan Johnson started in all 37 games for Southwestern this year. He averaged 13 points, 3.4 assists, shot 50.4 percent from the field, and had a three-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio.
"Jordan’s stats don’t tell the whole story," said Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen. "Don’t get me wrong, his stats are very good and he is extremely deserving of this honor, but his defense day in and day out is what makes him special. He’s grown so much as a player and a person during the past two years. I am extremely proud of him and the success he has earned."
Second Team All-American
Freshman Brodric Thomas, a Truman State signee, started in all 31 games he appeared in while fighting nagging injuries. For the season, he averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, and shot 54.2 percent from the field.
"Brodric is an extremely versatile player. He can guard bigs and on the perimeter which created a lot of mismatches for him on the offensive end," said Lorensen. "BT is an everyday guy which is invaluable as a coach. We never had to worry if he was going to bring energy and play hard. Truman is getting an exceptional player and a great young man.”
To view the complete lists of the All-American Team selections, please visit the NJCAA Web site.