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Bush named Third Team All-American

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - With the books closed on another Forester basketball season, the awards continue to pile up for Huntington University junior Mike Bush. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2016-17 Division II Men’s Basketball All-America teams and Bush was one of ten players named to the Third Team.

Bush, a transfer from Lake Michigan College, wasted little time establishing himself as one of the nation’s top point guards. The South Bend native (John Adams HS) quickly climbed to top of the NAIA in assists per game where he remained throughout season. He wrapped up the year as the nation’s top assist leader by handing out 10.2 dimes per outing.

The 5-7 guard also finished 1st in total assists (317) and stellar assists in a game (18), 9th in double doubles (17) and 20th in assist/turnover ratio (2.642).

In addition to his nation-leading 10.2 assists per night, Bush poured in 15.7 points to average a double double on the year.

As HU’s floor general, Bush earned the respect of the Crossroads League coaches by being voted First Team All-Conference. He also found his way into the Forester record books for most assists in a game (18) and most assists in a season (317)

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.