Quincy University forward Tanner Stuckman has worked hard during his career on the college hardwood, and that hard work has certainly paid off huge dividends for the QND graduate. Stuckman was recently selected by the Great Lakes Valley Conference as an All-GLVC First Team selection.
Stuckman was one of ten players in the league to be selected to the first team. The 6-foot-9 redshirt-senior forward was fourth in the GLVC in scoring with 18.8 points per game and also grabbed five rebounds per game for the Hawks. Stuckman also averaged 18.8 points per game last year and was selected to the All-GLVC Second Team (2019-20).
Stuckman finished the year shooting an efficient 53% from the field, which was 8th best in the league. Stuckman led the Hawks with just under 36 minutes per game, which was eighth most in the conference.
Stuckman also led the team with a 59-77 (77%) mark from the foul line. Stuckman scored 35 points in the first game of the season against Illinois-Springfield as he went 15-22 from the field. The forward shot the three-ball at a 43% clip during the season which was 12th best in the GLVC.
The Quincy native developed from a walk-on to one of the leading scorers in the GLVC in his five-year span with the program. The last time a Hawk was honored on the All-GLVC First Team was after the 2016-17 season.
On the ladies college hardwood, Laney Lantz and Jazzpher Evans were both recognized by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) on Tuesday as well. Lantz was named to the All-GLVC Third Team, and Evans was voted on to the All-Freshman Team.
The sophomore guard from Augstua, IL averaged 16.9 points per game this season during 15 starts with QU. Lantz led the team with 315 points (11.3 ppg) during the 19-20 season in her first year with the Hawks.
Lantz shot 45% (76-169) from the field, and led the team with a 87% (88-101) mark from the foul line. Lantz's mark from the foul line was second best in the GLVC. The sophomore guard nearly averaged 17 points a game this season which was 10th best in the league. Lantz played over 30 minutes per game for the Hawks during her sophomore campaign.
Freshman Jazzpher Evans was one of five players to be recognized on the All-Freshman squad. Evans played in 17 games, while making four starts during her first season with QU. Evans scored 11.4 points per game, including a season high 20 points on the road at UMSL (Dec. 12).
In the Big Ten Conference, the "Fighting Illini" basketball team stunned the Michigan Wolverines tonight in Ann Arbor. Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half as 4th-ranked Illinois beat 2nd-ranked Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53.
Playing again without injured star guard Ayo Dosunmu, the Illini kept Michigan from clinching the Big Ten title and boosted their own chances at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Trent Frazier led Illinois with 22 points, and Kofi Cockburn added 12. Eli Brooks scored 11 points and was the only player in double figures for Michigan.