Another week, another award for Seneca basketball player Kyler Ng.
After earning academic all-state accolades last week, Ng was named to the second team of the Class 3 Missouri Media All-State basketball team on Thursday.
This award is perhaps the last of what has been a swoon of awards and honors for the 6-foot senior guard this season. He’s been named all-conference, all-district, all-state and Player of the Year in the Big 8 Conference, along with the academic all-state selection by the Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association.
In Wednesday’s edition of the Neosho Daily News, Indians coach Will King said the honors bestowed upon Ng are well deserved.
“I’m very proud of him,” King said. “Once again, it’s another individual award he deserves. He represents our team and our school so well. He’s the type of kid that’s always putting the team first and that’s exciting to see, but he’s also very deserving of these individual awards, too.”
Ng finished as one of only 68 players to have met the strict criteria set forth in order to be eligible for the academic award. Of the five major criteria — only seniors are considered, players must have started at least 90-percent of games, must have an outstanding moral character, must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA and score at least a 27 on the ACT — Ng met them all.
Ng will be honored along with the other selections at a banquet on April 28, at Drury University in Springfield.
Other members of the media all-state second team are Kody Ettinger (Cuba), Khalid Hagens (Maplewood), Collin Holzer (Dixon), Garrett Jarman (Mark Twain), Deric Link (Fair Grove), Jack Mueller (St. James), Chandler Myers (Mount Vernon), Foye Oluokun (John Burroughs), Ryan Parham (Charleston), Brian Patterson (Doniphan), Shade Piper (Hartville), Ethan Roach (Clearwater), Steven Rodgers (Caruthersville), Reid Summers (Richmond), and Coach of the Year went to Tony Irons (Madison Prep).