Men's Basketball


Senior Forward Terrance Shaw Receives MVP Honors At Annual Banquet

Team MVP Award Winner
Terrance Shaw
Senior forward Terrance Shaw picked up team MVP honors for the 2006-07 Ferris State men's basketball squad
The Rebounders Booster Club and local Rotary Club organization sponsored the 2006-07 Ferris State University men's basketball postseason awards banquet, which was held last Sunday (April 15) at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Senior forward Terrance Shaw (Saginaw/Bridgeport) was honored as this year's Most Valuable Player Award recipient. The 6-5 Shaw, who's presently playing professionally this spring for the International Basketball League's (IBL) Holland (Mich.) Blast, ranked as Ferris' leading scorer (14.1 ppg) as a senior during the 2006-07 campaign and earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Second Team laurels for the second-straight season. The 2005-06 GLIAC All-Tournament Team selection became the 25th player in school history to score 1,000 points earlier this year and finished his career ranked 20th on FSU's career scoring list with 1,159 points. He's also among the top all-time contributors with 641 rebounds and is second with 116 career blocked shots at Ferris State. While at Ferris, Shaw started 81 of 116 career contests and helped lead the Bulldogs to two GLIAC North Division Championships and a pair of NCAA-II National Tournament appearances.

The Defensive Most Valuable Player Award was presented to senior guard Julius Vines (Muskegon Heights). The 6-3 Vines tallied 415 points, 218 rebounds, 71 assists and 57 steals in only two seasons with the Bulldogs after transferring from Muskegon Community College. He started 31 of his 59 collegiate games at Ferris State. A team captain this past season, he helped guide the Bulldogs to a second consecutive NCAA-II National Tournament appearance along with a GLIAC Tournament runner-up finish as a junior in 2005-06. His 84.5% career performance from the charity stripe ranks as the best figure in school history as he converted 87 of 103 attempts. The Muskegon Heights native scored in double-figures 12 times this year while averaging 9.8 points per contest in his final collegiate campaign.

Freshman guard Anthony Sydnor (Muskegon Heights) received the teamís Most Improved Player Award. Sydnor, who redshirted at FSU during the 2005-06 season, led the Bulldogs with 77 assists and ranked fourth in scoring (9.9 ppg) this season. The 6-0 Sydnor posted 11 double-figure scoring performances in the final 17 outings this year after being held to nine points or less in the initial 10 contests this campaign. Sydnor started 16 games this season, including the last 15 consecutive contests. He was honored as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after averaging 22.5 points and five assists per game in two home league tilts versus Ashland and Findlay (Jan. 25 & 27). Sydnor tallied a personal career-high 25 points in FSU's narrow 75-70 overtime home loss to then nationally-sixth ranked Findlay.

Finally, sophomore forward Mark Gildersleeve (Byron Center) picked up the squad's Coaches Award. The 6-5 Gildersleeve, who saw only 10 minutes of action as a freshman in 2005-06, appeared in 16 contests as a reserve this season. He had a season-high four points and three rebounds off the bench at Gannon (Jan. 20). Additionally, Gildersleeve shot 57.1% from the floor while seeing valuable spot duty this season.

The Bulldogs also recognized this year's team captains, which included the senior trio of Shaw, Vines and forward Michael Daniels (Detroit/Murray-Wright). A four-year starter, the 6-6 Daniels averaged a personal career-high 10.7 points per game in his final season and was the team's second-leading rebounder (6.0 rpg). He finished his career with 951 points and needed only 49 more to become the 26th player in school history to compile 1,000 career points. Daniels also is presently ranked 14th on the school's all-time rebounding list with 561 boards. The 2003-04 FSU Most Improved Player Award winner started 100 of his 117 collegiate outings in a Bulldog uniform.

The Ferris men's basketball team registered its fourth-straight GLIAC Tournament appearance in 2006-07 under fifth-year head coach Bill Sall and concluded the year with a 10-18 overall record. The Bulldogs placed tied for third in the GLIAC North Division regular-season standings with a 8-10 league slate this campaign after advancing to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament the previous two seasons.

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