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All-Time All-WIAC Teams Announced

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MADISON, Wis.--The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announced the Men's Basketball All-Time Team that will be recognized in conjunction with the conference's upcoming Centennial Celebration.   All-Time Teams are being selected in those men's and women's sports that have been classified as "championship" sports at some point during the conference's 100-year history.  Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year.

Three former Pointers made the list, Jason Kalsow, Tim Naegeli and Terry Porter.

Jason Kalsow, 2002-2005
- Member of 2004 & 2005 NCAA Division III National Championship teams.
- School's all-time leading scorer (1,859 points) and rebounder (883).
- 2005 NCAA Division III National Player of the Year and D3hoops.com All-Decade Team.
- Hit game-winning shot in 2004 National Championship game.
- 2010 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
 
Tim Naegeli, 1984-87
- Graduated as the all-time leading scorer in UW-Stevens Point men's basketball history with 1,649 points
- Two-time All-WSUC performer as the Pointers won WSUC titles during each of his four seasons and posted an overall 98-22 record
- Held school record for career field goals made with 689 and played in 117 career games
- School's outstanding male athlete in a team sport and WSUC Player of the Year as a senior and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1987 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics
- 2000 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Terry Porter, 1982-85
- Conference Player of the Year and first-team NAIA All-American in 1984 and 1985, leading team to NAIA runner-up finish in 1984
- Scored 1,585 career points, averaging 16.7 points over his final three years
- Two-time NBA All-Star and first round draft choice (24th overall) by the Portland Trailblazers in 1985, playing in 1,274 games in 17 NBA seasons
- Also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs and spent two seasons as head coach of Milwaukee Bucks
- 1992 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
 
Men's Basketball All-Time Team

Name School Years Participated Hometown (High School)*
Merrill Brunson UW-Platteville 1997-2000 Richland Center, Wis.
Tony Carr UW-Eau Claire 1979-82 Beloit, Wis. (Memorial)
Tim Dworak UW-Oshkosh 2000-03 Kewaunee, Wis.
Ty Evans UW-Whitewater 1993-94 Beloit, Wis. (Memorial)
Gib Hinz UW-Eau Claire 1977-80 Winneconne, Wis.
Ben Hoffmann UW-Platteville 1995-98 Hartford, Wis. (Union)
Jason Kalsow UW-Stevens Point 2002-05 Huntley, Ill.
Roger Kuss UW-River Falls 1951-53 River Falls, Wis.
Aubrey Lewis-Byers UW-Whitewater 2000-03 Janesville, Wis. (Craig)
Rich Melzer UW-River Falls 2001-04 Minneapolis, Minn. (River Falls, Wis.)
Tim Naegeli UW-Stevens Point 1984-87 Racine, Wis.
Terry Porter UW-Stevens Point 1982-85 Milwaukee, Wis. (South Division)
Mike Ratliff UW-Eau Claire 1969-72 Racine, Wis. (Horlick)
Frank Schade UW-Eau Claire 1970-72 Wausau, Wis.
Ralph Sims UW-Oshkosh 1975-78 Waukegan, Ill. (East)
Chester Smith UW-Eau Claire 1984-85 Dallas, Texas (Wilmer Hutchins)
Joe Werner UW-La Crosse 2004-07 Chippewa Falls, Wis. (McDonell)
 
Men's Basketball All-Time Co-Coaches:  Ken Anderson (UW-Eau Claire) (1969-95) and 
Bo Ryan (UW-Platteville) (1985-99)

MADISON, Wis.--The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announced the Men's Basketball All-Time Team that will be recognized in conjunction with the conference's upcoming Centennial Celebration.   All-Time Teams are being selected in those men's and women's sports that have been classified as "championship" sports at some point during the conference's 100-year history.  Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year.

Three former Pointers made the list, Jason Kalsow, Tim Naegeli and Terry Porter.

Jason Kalsow, 2002-2005
- Member of 2004 & 2005 NCAA Division III National Championship teams.
- School's all-time leading scorer (1,859 points) and rebounder (883).
- 2005 NCAA Division III National Player of the Year and D3hoops.com All-Decade Team.
- Hit game-winning shot in 2004 National Championship game.
- 2010 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
 
Tim Naegeli, 1984-87
- Graduated as the all-time leading scorer in UW-Stevens Point men's basketball history with 1,649 points
- Two-time All-WSUC performer as the Pointers won WSUC titles during each of his four seasons and posted an overall 98-22 record
- Held school record for career field goals made with 689 and played in 117 career games
- School's outstanding male athlete in a team sport and WSUC Player of the Year as a senior and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1987 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics
- 2000 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Terry Porter, 1982-85
- Conference Player of the Year and first-team NAIA All-American in 1984 and 1985, leading team to NAIA runner-up finish in 1984
- Scored 1,585 career points, averaging 16.7 points over his final three years
- Two-time NBA All-Star and first round draft choice (24th overall) by the Portland Trailblazers in 1985, playing in 1,274 games in 17 NBA seasons
- Also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs and spent two seasons as head coach of Milwaukee Bucks
- 1992 UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
 
Men's Basketball All-Time Team

Name School Years Participated Hometown (High School)*
Merrill Brunson UW-Platteville 1997-2000 Richland Center, Wis.
Tony Carr UW-Eau Claire 1979-82 Beloit, Wis. (Memorial)
Tim Dworak UW-Oshkosh 2000-03 Kewaunee, Wis.
Ty Evans UW-Whitewater 1993-94 Beloit, Wis. (Memorial)
Gib Hinz UW-Eau Claire 1977-80 Winneconne, Wis.
Ben Hoffmann UW-Platteville 1995-98 Hartford, Wis. (Union)
Jason Kalsow UW-Stevens Point 2002-05 Huntley, Ill.
Roger Kuss UW-River Falls 1951-53 River Falls, Wis.
Aubrey Lewis-Byers UW-Whitewater 2000-03 Janesville, Wis. (Craig)
Rich Melzer UW-River Falls 2001-04 Minneapolis, Minn. (River Falls, Wis.)
Tim Naegeli UW-Stevens Point 1984-87 Racine, Wis.
Terry Porter UW-Stevens Point 1982-85 Milwaukee, Wis. (South Division)
Mike Ratliff UW-Eau Claire 1969-72 Racine, Wis. (Horlick)
Frank Schade UW-Eau Claire 1970-72 Wausau, Wis.
Ralph Sims UW-Oshkosh 1975-78 Waukegan, Ill. (East)
Chester Smith UW-Eau Claire 1984-85 Dallas, Texas (Wilmer Hutchins)
Joe Werner UW-La Crosse 2004-07 Chippewa Falls, Wis. (McDonell)
 
Men's Basketball All-Time Co-Coaches:  Ken Anderson (UW-Eau Claire) (1969-95) and 
Bo Ryan (UW-Platteville) (1985-99)

 
WIAC Commissioner Gary Karner remarked that this has been an extremely difficult process given the 100-year span and incomparable success the conference has experienced in most of its sports. Karner noted that in some sports, even achieving All-American status didn't necessarily guarantee an athlete a spot on the team. He also acknowledged that while disagreement is inherent and expected whenever there is a selection of an all-time anything (be it a team, restaurant or movie), the conference nonetheless felt it important to recognize student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to the success of the most accomplished Division III conference in NCAA history.
 
The student-athlete representation on each team has relied heavily on input provided by the sports information director from each of the nine WIAC campuses, while the process for selecting the head coach(es) for each team also includes input from a panel of media representatives. The number of individuals selected per team varies depending upon the nature of the sport itself as well as the number of years the sport has/had been sponsored within the conference.
The conference has also elected to establish a special "legacy" category to recognize those student-athletes and coaches who had extremely accomplished careers but competed during an era(s) when the compilation of statistical data was spotty at best and/or the style of play at that time does not translate for comparative purposes to the stats prevalent in the modern era. The WIAC "Legacy Team" will also be named at a later date.

All-Time Team members will receive certificates from the conference and it is hoped that most, if not all, of the recipients will be in attendance or represented at the WIAC Centennial Banquet to be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on August 4, 2012.

More information on the activities and events associated with the WIAC Centennial can be accessed via the WIAC website at www.wiacsports.com. 

Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information

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