Reed and Rost earn all-league honors
March 10, 2005
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University seniors Ben Reed and Levi Rost have both been named to 2005 All-Mid-American Conference men's basketball teams.
Reed was tabbed First Team All-MAC and Rost garnered Second Team All-MAC accolades. The Broncos have a pair of players represented on the top two squads each of the past two seasons. In 2003-04, Reed was tabbed to the first team along with MAC Player-of-the-Year Mike Williams.
Reed concluded the regular season as the league's top scorer, averaging 17.7 points per game. A First Team All-MAC honoree as a junior, the Battle Creek, Mich., native is currently ranked among the league leaders in six different categories. He is currently fourth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,597 points and has been named MAC West Division Player of the Week on three occasions.
"Ben is the poster child for Bronco basketball, the first player people think of," head coach Steve Hawkins said. "He has been the heart and soul of this team since his freshman year and although he is one of the leading scorers in the MAC, he has remained an unselfish player."
Rost is one of the nation's top long distance shooters, currently ranking 11th in 3-point percentage (.462) and 32nd in treys-per-game (2.9). A three-time MAC West Division Player of the Week, the St. Johns, Mich., native has started every game in 2004-05 and is ranked among the league leaders in six different categories. He scored 30-or-more points on two occasions this season, including 31 pts. at Buffalo with a school-record nine 3-pointers.
"Levi has vastly improved from his junior to senior seasons," Hawkins said. "His love for WMU and Bronco basketball is unequaled."
Reed and Rost are currently the league's second-best scoring duo, contributing 34.2 points per game combined.
The Broncos concluded the regular season with an overall record of 18-11 and an 11-7 mark in league play. They enter today's MAC Tournament quarterfinals as the No. 3 seed in the tournament.
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