Two members of the Hiram College men’s basketball team were named All-North Coast Athletic Conference for their individual efforts this season. Senior forward Mike McDevitt (Lisbon/David Anderson) earned second-team accolades while sophomore point guard Mike Staley (Perry/Mentor Lake Catholic) was named honorable mention.
The Terrier men ended the season with an 8-18 overall record and finished in seventh place in the NCAC at 5-11. Hiram also made a second straight appearance in the conference tournament and fifth overall trip since joining the NCAC in 1999.
McDevitt ended his senior season second on the team in scoring, and ranked eighth in the conference, averaging 15.1 points per game on 44.7 percent (148-of-331) shooting. He led the team in rebounding at 6.3 boards per game and was third in three-pointers made (31) and steals (24). McDevitt ended a solid four-year career as a Terrier with 1,021 career points and finishes 19th on the Hiram all-time scoring list. He also grabbed 474 career rebounds to place 10th all-time. This is McDevitt’s second All-NCAC award and second consecutive second-team honor.
Staley followed up an impressive rookie season in 2006-07 with an equally impressive sophomore performance this winter. He led the team and finished fourth in the NCAC in scoring at 16.7 ppg. on 45.2 percent (146-of-323) shooting. He also shot an impressive 44.6 percent (45-of-101) from three-point range,which was fourth best in the conference,with a team-leading 45 triples made. Staley also tallied a team and conference-leading 100 assists for the season. In addition, he was amongst the team and league leaders in free-throw percentage converting 80.3 percent (98-of-122) of his attempts.