Konchar, Harrell, Holba honored by Summit League

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Three Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball student-athletes have been honored by The Summit League in a vote of the league head coaches, media and sports information directors. John Konchar was named to the 2019 All-Summit League First Team, Kason Harrell was selected to the All-Summit League Honorable Mention Team and Matt Holba picked up All-Newcomer Team honors.

Konchar earns All-Summit League First Team honors for the fourth time in his career. He finished the regular season leading the league in assists (165) and steals (60). Konchar averaged 19.7 points per game overall and 20.8 in league play, both second best in the league. He was also second in total rebounds (265). His field goal percentage of 55.4 percent ranks fifth in the league. For his career, Konchar became the program leader in points and rebounds in 2018-19. He is the first player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists and 200 steals.

Harrell earns his first league honor after averaging a career-best 15.1 points per game in 2018-19. The senior shot a career-best 49.5 percent from the floor this year while adding 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Harrell had seven games of 20 plus points, including 24 points in a win over Akron. For his career, Harrell ranks eighth in program history with 1,315 points

In league play only, Holba ranked second in the conference in total 3-pointers with 48. He was fourth in the Summit League in 3-point percentage, making 48-of-99 for 48.5 percent. On the entire season, Holba averaged 11.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He shot 47.3 percent from the floor. He reached the 20-point mark in five games. Holba made game winning shots to defeat Cleveland State and Oral Roberts.

The Mastodons are the No. 3 seed in the Summit League Tournament and will play No. 6 seeded South Dakota on Sunday (March 10) at 9:30 p.m. ET in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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