LINDSBORG — Bethany College senior guard Idris IbnIdris has been selected as a second-team basketball NAIA All-American, as selections were announced today.
The 6-5 senior from San Diego averaged 27.3 points per game, 29 in conference play. He also led Bethany in rebounding with 6.6 per game and in steals with 1.61 per game. IbnIdris also finished second on the team with 111 assists.
IbnIdris helped the Swedes to one of their most prolific offensive seasons in Bethany College history, scoring 89.5 points per game. They scored 92.2 points per game in conference play.
IbnIdris now holds eight Bethany records.
He scored 874 points this season, the most ever at BC. He now holds the single-game scoring record with 46 points against Bethel. IbnIdris has the most field goal attempts in a season and most field goals made in a season, 284 of 511. He went to the free-throw line, and made, more than anyone else in Bethany College history in a single season, going 224 of 289. His 27.3 points is the best average in a season, and he averaged 25.6 points per game over his career, which is the best scoring average during a career for Bethany basketball.
"Idris is very deserving of this high honor. He is quickly becoming the most decorated player in the rich tradition of Bethany basketball," Bethany coach Clair Oleen said.
IbnIdris also has earned the honor to play in the NAIA and NABC inaugural men's basketball All-Star event. The event will take place Saturday in Kansas City There will be a 3-point and slam dunk contest at 12:30 p.m. and the All-Star game will be at 8 p.m. in Municipal Auditorium.
For the All-Star game, there will be 10 players from NAIA Division I competing against 10 players from NAIA Division II in two, 20-minute halves. For the dunk contest and 3-point contest, there will be four contestants, which can come from both divisions and may or may not be a part of the All-Star game.