Hoskins Earns GPAC Honorable Mention Recognition, Morningside Men Open National Tourney Play March 11

Hoskins Earns GPAC Honorable Mention Recognition, Morningside Men Open National Tourney Play March 11
Courtesy of Abby Koch (Morningside student). Ben Hoskins Morningside men.

SIOUX CITY, IA – A former Wayne High standout and member of the Wayne State College men’s basketball team is closing in on the end of his playing time with Morningside College.

Ben Hoskins transferred to Morningside College in Sioux City, IA and has helped guide the mustangs to a record of 84-16 the past three seasons. Morningside has also won three regular season conference titles, a GPAC tourney title and has made three national tournament appearances.

The Wayne-native was also recently named Honorable Mention All-Conference by the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Morningside won the GPAC regular season (18-2) finishing with a 26-3 overall record and earned a trip to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament.

Hoskins, a 6’5″ forward, averages 17.3 minutes a game and provides 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He made one start in 29 appearances this past season while shooting 48.2% from behind the three-point arc which ranks third in the conference and 10th nationally in NAIA Division II.

In conference action this season, Hoskins was the GPAC’s most accurate three-point shooter at 51% (41-81).

Morningside fell one spot most recently in the 2019 – 2020 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll to #3 (March 4).

Morningside will open the 29th annual NAIA Division II National Tournament as the top seed in the ‘Liston Bracket’ on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:45 p.m. against #8 College of the Ozarks (MO) at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. Tourney games will be played from March 11 – 17.

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