SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University senior Jay Wolfe of Creston has been named a first team NAIA Division II men’s basketball first team All-American.
Wolfe, named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year, received All-American honorable mention as a junior.
This year, the 6-4 junior finished ninth in the nation with a 23.16 scoring average and 12th in field goal percentage (57.1 percent). Wolfe finished second in the GPAC in scoring and shooting, third in rebounds per game (6.27) and third in assists per game (3.87). He shot 48.2 percent from 3-point range, making 81 of 168 attempts. He also shot 86.7 percent at the free throw line in 172 attempts.
Wolfe ended his career with 1,804 points, including a season-high 43 points in the Chargers’ national tournament victory over Olivet Nazarene. Briar Cliff was eliminated by Marian in the NAIA quarterfinal round.
Briar Cliff junior Jackson Lamb of Greenfield received All-American honorable mention status. Lamb made 108 of 263 3-point shots (41.1 percent) while averaging 15.6 points per game. Lamb also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.9 assists. He shot 78.6 percent at the free throw line in 56 attempts.