CMU Mavericks’ Ryan Stephen Named National Player of the Year
Add another post-season honor for Colorado Mesa University senior Ryan Stephen, who today was named the Division II Conference Commissioners Association 2016 Men's Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year.
The name of the award is long, but what it means is short and simple. Stephen had the best season of any basketball player in NCAA Division II.
The 6'10" senior our of Lakewood ranked second in scoring, second in total rebounds, and fourth in rebounds per game. Stephen shot over 56% from the floor, including 35 three-pointers, and shot 81% from the free throw line.
He leads Division II in double doubles with 23 and was eighth in total points with 768.
Stephen will leave CMU as one of the best players in Mavericks' basketball history, ranking in the top 10 in 15 different season and career categories.
Previously, Stephen was named the RMAC Player of the Year, and the South Central Region Player of the Year. He is also one of 25 finalists for the Bevo Francis Award, which is given to the best small college player in the country.