Men's Basketball: Hogervorst Captures Third Team All-Conference

Men's Basketball: Hogervorst Captures Third Team All-Conference

WINTHROP, Mass. – Junior Mike Hogervorst (Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands) of the Norwich University men's basketball team was named Third Team All-League by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, it was announced Monday. Junior Darius Bryant (Calhoun Falls, S.C.) also earned placement on the league's All-Sportsmanship Team. 

Hogervorst played in 23 games for the Cadets in 2016-17, averaging 12.5 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His team's leader in field goal percentage (.580, 120-for-207), the junior also led all Norwich players with 23 blocks and 288 points scored. Among GNAC competitors, Hogervorst is ranked third in field goal percentage and 13th in points per game. 

He capped off his season ranked 44th in all of NCAA Division III in field goal percentage (.580) and, near the midpoint of the season, had a streak of 14-straight field goal makes. Hogervorst went on to shoot 21-for-23 after snapping the streak, converting at a .913 clip during that timeframe. 

Across 72 career games at Norwich, Hogervorst has averaged 12.6 points per game alongside 5.2 caroms per tilt. Only one point away from 900 in his career, he ranks 29th on the all-time point scoring list at Norwich and is 30th in career rebounding (371). He set single-season highs in 2016-17 in field goal percentage (.580), free throw percentage (.767) and assists (28). 

Hogervorst was named GNAC Rookie of the Year in 2015 and earned his first Third Team All-Conference nod that same season.

Bryant, named to the All-Sportsmanship Team, had a breakout season for the Cadets as a junior. He finished fourth in the GNAC with a .571 field goal percentage (105-for-184) and averaged north of 10 points per game (10.2). At one point during the season, Bryant had reached double-digit point scoring totals in seven-straight games (1/21 to 2/12) and set a career-high with 22 points against Rivier on Jan. 21. 

The All-Sportsmanship Team was established by the GNAC to honor one student-athlete from each team in the conference for outstanding dedication to sportsmanship, fair play and a positive attitude.