---Dennis Gagai

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Kentucky University’s Dennis Gagai has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.

In addition, the Norse’s Harrison Morton was named to the All-GLVC second team.

Gagai, a 6-foot-4 guard and a native of Ironton, Ohio, averages 10.7 points per game and has knocked down a team-leading 62 3-pointers. He has also made 84.6 percent of his free throws.

Morton, a 6-4 senior forward from Lexington Catholic High School, averages a team-leading 14.4 ppg. He is shooting 59.2 percent from the field and has a team-leading 32 steals. Morton has scored 915 career points for NKU, which won the GLVC East Division title this season.

The Norse are 20-7 and hoping to receive an at-large berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Pairings for that event will be announced this Sunday night.

Kentucky Wesleyan’s Jeff Fahnbulleh was named GLVC Player of the Year, while the Panthers’ Todd Lee earned GLVC Coach of the Year accolades.


2008 ALL-GREAT LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE

FIRST TEAM
Rodney Edgerson, Kentucky Wesleyan, Sr., Forward
Jeff Fahnbulleh, Kentucky Wesleyan, Sr., Center
Collins Harris, Drury, Sr., Forward
Andre Muse, Quincy, Sr., Guard/Forward
Norman Plummer, Southern Indiana, Sr., Forward

SECOND TEAM
Stephan Bolt, Lewis, Sr., Forward
Ronald Coleman, Saint Joseph’s, Sr., Guard/Forward
T.J. Gray, SIU Edwardsville, Sr., Guard
Dzaflo Larkai, Bellarmine, Sr., Center
Harrison Morton, Northern Kentucky, Sr., Forward

THIRD TEAM
Adam Brames, Bellarmine, Sr., Guard
DeAndre Brock, Indianapolis, Sr., Guard
Brandon Dagans, Lewis, Jr., Guard
Joey Deas, Rockhurst, Sr., Guard
Jason Genova, Lewis, Jr., Forward
Steven Gum, Drury, Sr., Guard
Cameron Murkey, Quincy, Sr., Guard/Forward
T.J. Smith, Kentucky Wesleyan, Jr., Guard
Devin Thomas, Saint Joseph’s, Sr., Forward
John Torson, Rockhurst, Sr., Center

GLVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Fahnbulleh, Kentucky Wesleyan
GLVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Dennis Gagai, Northern Kentucky
GLVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Todd Lee, Kentucky Wesleyan