Eady earns All-Defensive team nod
Forwards Rocky Kreuser and Sam Griesel were named to the Summit League’s All-League First Team for the league’s 2021-22 men’s basketball season on Thursday afternoon. In addition, guard Tyree Eady earned a place on the league’s All-Defensive squad.
Kreuser, a senior from White Bear Lake, Minn., led the Bison in league play with 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He shot 41% from three-point range and 80% at the free-throw line in conference games. Kreuser joined Joe Regnier (1985-89) as the only players in NDSU history to accumulate more than 1,600 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks in their careers.
This was Kreuser’s second straight season being voted to the All-Summit League first team, becoming the sixth player in NDSU history to earn the honor twice.
Meanwhile, Griesel averaged 15.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in Summit League play, shooting 46% from beyond the arc. He was one of only two players in the league to average more than 15 points and 7 rebounds while dishing out at least 50 assists in the conference season. This was Griesel’s first selection to the first team, having been named to the second team last season.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bison’s Tyree Eady has built a reputation as one of the top defenders for the Bison, who led the Summit League in scoring defense this season holding opponents to an average of 71.4 points per game. The junior from Middleton, Wis., started all 18 conference games — averaging more than 34 minutes per contest — and led NDSU in steals.
The individual and all-league honors are voted on by the League’s 10 head coaches, athletic communication directors and select media members. All these accolades are based on the player’s performance in Summit League play. This past Saturday, Kreuser, Griesel and Eady helped the No.2 seed Bison take on No. 7 seed Denver in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls.