COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus State men's basketball team received many accolades this season. Below is a list of the academic and athletic achievements of the team. The list will be updated as other awards are given.
Academic All-OCCAC (Autumn Semester)
Grant Dierksheide, 3.83 GPA
OCCAC Player of the Week
Dec. 11 - Matthew Gierhart
Dec. 18 - Mario Young
Jan. 1 - Mario Young
Jan. 15 - Matthew Gierhart
Jan. 29 - Mario Young
Feb. 5 - Matthew Gierhart
Feb. 12 - Rodney Willis
Feb. 19 - Rodney Willis
Feb. 26 - Rodney Willis
March 5 - Rodney Willis
OCCAC All-Conference Awards
All-Defensive Team: Johnnie Robinson
1st Team: Rodney Willis
2nd Team: Mario Young
Honorable Mention: Matthew Gierhart
National Player of the Week
Dec. 19 - Jan. 1: Mario Young
Jan. 30 - Feb. 5: Matthew Gierhart
Feb. 20-26: Rodney Willis
Feb. 27-Mar. 5: Rodney Willis
Rodney Willis: Scored 41 points in a game, breaking the previous single-game record of 40.
Sophomore Career Highlights
Juwan Demmings: Averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal per game; missed 16 games this season due to injury – participated in 10 games and scored double-digits in three of them.
Grant Dierksheide: Averaged 7 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 steal per game; holds the highest free throw shooting percentage on the team (88.9%) and lowest number of turnovers per game (0.5); scored double-digit in six games this season
Johnnie Robinson III: Averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals per game; as starting point guard dished out the highest number of assists per game and holds the highest 3-point shooting percentage on the team (36.6%); accumulated 394 total points, 169 rebounds, 155 assists, and 63 steals; scored double-digits in 19 of 26 games this season.
Rodney Willis: Averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal per game; accumulated 743 total points, 289 rebounds, 106 assists, 74 steals, and 22 blocks; scored double-digits in 32 of 40 games over two seasons; 12 20+ point games.