Jordan Brink Named MIAA's Most Valuable Player in Men's Basketball

Jordan Brink Named MIAA's Most Valuable Player in Men's Basketball

(Photo courtesy of Eric Kelley, special to D3Photography.com)

FREELAND, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its 2015 All-MIAA men's basketball team.

Calvin guard Jordan Brink, who led the Knights to the MIAA championship and hit the game-winning shot with time running out Saturday to give Calvin the MIAA tournament championship, has been named the conference's Most Valuable Player.

A senior from Dyer, Ind. (Illiana Christian HS), Brink has averaged an MIAA-high 18.8 points per game this season in overall games. In conference play, Brink ranked third in scoring (16.2), second in 3-point shooting percentage (.441), and fourth in assists and free throw shooting (.883). He also last week was named to the Division III men's basketball Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

In the second game of the season, Brink became the 23rd Knight to reach the 1000 point mark for a career. The senior was named the MIAA Player of the Week three times during the season. Brink is being honored as an All-MIAA performer for the second straight year.

Brink's teammate, Calvin senior Tyler Dykstra, was named the recipient of the first MIAA men's basketball Defensive Player of the Year honor and was also named to the All-MIAA second team for the second straight year.

A native of Zeeland, Michigan, and a graduate of Holland Christian High School. The senior forward was second in the MIAA with 19 total blocks and seventh in rebounding at 5.4 boards-per-game, and was often called upon to guard the opposing team's best offensive player, whether in the post or on the perimeter.

Calvin captured the MIAA regular season title with a 12-2 conference mark. The Knights then claimed the MIAA Tournament crown last week, defeating Alma 73-65 and Hope 70-69. The Knights are 21-6 overall and headed to the NCAA III Tournament for the third consecutive year.

Calvin will face Oswego State Friday at 5:30 p.m. in a first round game on the campus of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.

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