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Flynn, Fravert Named To All-America Second Team

Flynn, Fravert Named To All-America Second Team

The UW-Oshkosh men's basketball program had a pair of All-Americans for the second straight year as senior center Jack Flynn and senior forward Adam Fravert were both selected to the 2020 D3hoops.com All-America Second Team.

Flynn, a D3hoops.com Fourth Team All-American last season, was an All-Central Region Second Team selection the past two years. He is the third Titan to receive D3hoops.com All-America accolades in consecutive seasons.

Fravert, the WIAC Co-Player of the Year, was named the Central Region Player of the Year and a First Team All-American last week by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He was also previously selected to D3hoops.com's All-Central Region First Team.

Fravert becomes the fifth player in UW-Oshkosh history to earn D3hoops.com All-America honors, joining Ben Boots (2019 First Team), Tim Dworak (2002 Third Team, 2003 First Team), Jack Flynn (2019 Fourth Team, 2020 Second Team) and D.J. Marsh (2009 Third Team, 2010 Second Team).

A total of 25 players – five players on each of five teams – comprise the D3hoops.com All-America Team, which has been presented annually since the 1997-98 season.

Nate West from LeTourneau University (Texas) was tabbed the 2020 D3hoops.com Player of the Year while Vinny DeAngelo from Swarthmore College (Pa.) and Elliot Steinmetz from Yeshiva University (N.Y.) received Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, respectively.

The D3hoops.com All-America First Team also included Connor Raridon from North Central College (Ill.), Jake Ross from Springfield College (Mass.), Nate Schimonitz from Nebraska Wesleyan University and Ryan Turell from Yeshiva University.

Completing the All-America Second Team were Buzz Anthony from Randolph-Macon College (Va.), Nathan Bower-Malone from University of Mount Union (Ohio) and Brian Cameron from Wesley College (Del.).

Flynn, the only center in the entire country to be named a D3hoops.com All-American this year, ended his senior season averaging 16.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game to go along with a .544 field goal percentage and a team-leading 108 made free throws. He led the WIAC with 93 offensive rebounds while ranking second in the league in total rebounds (192), fourth in field goal percentage and rebounds per game, and fifth in scoring and blocks (22).

Flynn had 25 double-digit scoring performances this season, including each of the Titans' last 16 games. He scored a season-best 29 points on 11 of 14 shooting from the floor during a win in the opening round of the Division III Championship against Transylvania University. Flynn had 25 points against UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 5, 24 points and a season-high 12 rebounds versus UW-La Crosse in the WIAC Championship semifinals Feb. 27, and 23 points with 10 boards against 11th-ranked North Central College during the second round of the national tournament March 7.

Flynn, who produced three double-doubles this year, had 17 points with 11 rebounds at UW-Stout on Jan. 11. He also scored 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field at UW-Stevens Point on Feb. 12 and registered 20 points against 15th-ranked UW-La Crosse on Jan. 4.

Flynn was selected to the All-WIAC First Team each of his last three years. He finished his four seasons as the program's all-time leader with 122 games played while ranking second in school history with a .580 field goal percentage, fourth with 799 rebounds and ninth with 1,565 points.

Fravert led the Titans this season with 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game to go along with 65 made 3-pointers, a .810 free throw percentage and 13 double-doubles. He paced UW-Oshkosh in scoring on 15 occasions, in assists 18 times and in rebounds 17 times as the Titans concluded the year ranked 23rd in the country by D3hoops.com with a 20-9 record after advancing to the second round of the Division III Championship.

Fravert finished his senior campaign leading the conference in rebounding, made 3-pointers, blocks and double-doubles. Starting all 29 games this season, Fravert scored in double figures 27 times, including a career-high 37-point effort on 15 of 23 shooting from the field with eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks against LaGrange College (Ga.) on Dec. 30. He had 32 points and 11 rebounds at UW-Platteville on Jan. 29, and 30 points at Emory University (Ga.) on Dec. 29. Emory University ranked second nationally and UW-Platteville 15th by D3hoops.com at the time.

Fravert also had double-double performances this season of 14 points and 11 rebounds during the season opener at 17th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.) on Nov. 9, 25 points and 10 boards at Alma College (Mich.) on Dec. 6, and 22 points and 10 rebounds at Calvin University (Mich.) on Dec. 7 before producing seven straight and nine overall double-doubles against conference opponents.

Fravert's run of seven consecutive double-doubles against WIAC rivals began against UW-River Falls (28 points, 11 rebounds) on Jan. 18 and continued versus UW-Stevens Point (22 points, 10 rebounds) on Jan. 22, at UW-Whitewater (24 points, 10 rebounds) on Jan. 25, at 15th-ranked UW-Platteville (32 points, 11 rebounds) on Jan. 29, against UW-Eau Claire (18 points, 12 rebounds) on Feb. 5, at 18th-ranked UW-La Crosse (16 points, 12 rebounds) on Feb. 8, and at UW-Stevens Point (12 points, 11 rebounds) on Feb. 12.

Fravert then recorded double-doubles of 23 points and 13 rebounds in the WIAC tournament semifinals against 20th-ranked UW-La Crosse on Feb. 27, and 16 points and 14 rebounds versus UW-Eau Claire during the WIAC Championship title game Feb. 29. Fravert had 12 points and a season-best 15 rebounds in the Titans' 74-58 win over Transylvania University (Ky.) during the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship on March 6.

Fravert is a three-time All-WIAC selection, garnering Co-Player of the Year honors in 2020 and First Team accolades in 2019 since being named to the league's Honorable Mention Team in 2018. He concluded his 115-game career ranked second in program history with 158 blocks, third with 802 rebounds, fourth with 312 assists and 11th with 1,459 points.

Flynn and Fravert helped lead UW-Oshkosh to a 91-31 record, one WIAC postseason title and one league regular season championships in their four seasons. The Titans' 2019 WIAC regular season title was the program's first outright since 1978 while their 2020 postseason conference championship was the school's fourth.

UW-Oshkosh made four consecutive trips to the Division III Championship with Fravert and Flynn, beginning with a first-round appearance in 2017. The Titans then reached the national championship game in 2018 before securing the program's first Division III title in 2019 with a 96-82 victory over Swarthmore College as Flynn was voted Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four and Fravert was named to the five-member All-Tournament Team. UW-Oshkosh reached the second round of the national tournament this season, finishing the year with an 84-82 overtime setback at 11th-ranked North Central College on March 7.

2020 D3hoops.com All-America Team