Olivet College’s Ewing named All-MIAA first-team for men’s basketball

Eric Ewing

FREELAND, Mich. – Olivet College senior Eric Ewing has been named to the 2016-17 All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) first-team for men's basketball. All-conference honors are based on a player's statistics during the 14-game MIAA schedule.

Under the direction of first-year Head Coach Steve Ernst, the Comets had a 9-16 overall record and were sixth in the MIAA with a 5-9 mark. The nine total wins were two more than the previous two seasons combined.

Ewing was the MIAA scoring champion, averaging 21.1 points per game. He made 99-of-242 baskets (40.9 percent), including 32-of-86 (37.2 percent) from three-point range, and 65-of-81 (80.2 percent) free throws for 295 total points. Ewing was fifth in total steals (24) and 10th in rebounding (5.9 rpg).

For the entire 25-game schedule, Ewing averaged 20.6 points and scored 514 points, which ranks fourth all-time at Olivet for a single-season. He scored in double figures in all except three games, reaching 20 or more points in 15 games. Ewing's single-game high was 34 points against Robert Morris-Peoria (Ill.), while his best game against an MIAA opponent was 29 against Albion College

Ewing also ranks among the single-season leaders in field goals attempted (third, 427), field goals made (sixth, 183) and three-pointers attempted (fourth, 160). His other statistics this season included 148 rebounds, 41 steals and 51 assists.

Ewing scored 943 total points on 351-of-791 (44.4 percent) shooting. He also grabbed 290 rebounds, made 84 steals and dished out 118 assists. Ewing is the first Olivet men's basketball player since Michael McClary in 2010-11 to be a first-team All-MIAA selection.