The awards continue rolling in for Seneca standout basketball player Kyler Ng.
Having already been named all-conference, all-district, all-state and Player of the Year in the Big 8 Conference, the senior added to his awards last week when he was named academic all-state by the Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association.
Described by his coach as a team player that doesn't revel in personal achievements, 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 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.