Danny Rudeen has been named a NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Second-Team All-American
Danny Rudeen, a 6-3 senior guard from Sioux City, has been named a NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Second-Team All-American.
Rudeen, a three-time first-team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) performer, was a NAIA Division II honorable mention All-American last season. Rudeen finished his career as the second leading scorer in Morningside history with 1,974 career points.
Rudeen was the leading scorer and second leading rebounder for a Morningside team that posted a 25-9 record this season and won the GPAC Post-Season Tournament Championship with an 87-85 victory against Dordt College to earn a NAIA Division II National Tournament berth. Rudeen averaged a career-high 20.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was the Mustangs’ leading scorer in 22 of their 34 contests. He had five scoring performances of 30 points or more, including a career-high 36 points in the Mustangs’ 108-106 overtime victory against Dakota Wesleyan University in the GPAC Post-Season Tournament Semifinals for the Mustangs’ top individual scoring performance of the campaign. He finished his career with a streak of 54 consecutive double figure scoring performances dating back to last season.
Aside from his scoring and rebounding exploits, Rudeen was second on the Mustangs with a career-high 107 assists for an average of 3.1 per game. He made 211 of 418 field goal attempts for 50.5 percent and ranked among the NAIA Division II national leaders in 3-point and free throw shooting accuracy with a team-high 82 3-point field goals in 173 attempts for 47.4 percent and a school-record 191 free throws in 214 attempts for 89.3 percent. His shooting percentages from the field, 3-point arc, and free-throw line were all career bests. Rudeen, the Mustangs’ all-time leader with 428 career free throws, made a school-record 38 consecutive free throw attempts this season.
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