HELENA — Carroll College senior Ryan Imhoff has been named the NAIA Division I men’s basketball national player of the year.
Imhoff, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward, averaged 19.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game this season, helping the Saints to the best start in program history and an eventual No. 2 seed for the national tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Carroll lost to Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) in the second round to end the season with a 28-6 overall record.
Imhoff came to Carroll from Napa High School in California. He immediately earned playing time for the Saints, averaging 9.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during his freshman season.
He continued to improve his marks during his sophomore campaign (14.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game), but exploded during his junior season. Imhoff averaged a team-high 17.4 points per game on his way to all-America honors.
Imhoff finished his career with 1,953 career points, which places him fourth on Carroll’s all-time scoring list. He was named to the Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Award Top-25 Watch List earlier this week.