Naz’s Stenglein named All-American

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The post-season honors continue to roll in for Nazareth basketball standout Tyler Stenglein. The 6-foot-3 junior guard has been named as a third-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

A native of Rochester and a graduate of Irondequoit High School, Stenglein was one of 24 players from across the country to be recognized by the NABC after leading the Golden Flyers to a 20-8 record in 2017-18 and the Empire 8 Conference championship.

Stenglein has been the centerpiece of the Golden Flyers’ success as he led the team in scoring (19.1 ppg.), assists (4.0 per game) and steals (1.7 per game). He also averaged 4.9 rebounds per game, shot 46.7 percent from the field (170-for-364) and was second on the team with 27 three-point baskets.

With 1,376 points, Stenglein ranks ninth all-time at Nazareth. He previously was named Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-East by the NABC. He also was named MVP of the E8 Tournament as Nazareth won close games over Alfred and Utica to win the title. He reached double digits in scoring 23 times with four games of 30 points or more, including a career-high of 35 points at Stevens on Jan. 19.

“This is a great tribute to Tyler and to our basketball program,” said Nazareth Coach Kevin Broderick. “He has taken a very business-like approach to the way he conducts himself on and off the court. I’m already looking forward to next season.”

Stenglein is among a select group of Nazareth players who have been recognized as All-Americans by the NABC, joining Mitch Ford (2016), Brad Ford (2014), Corey McAdam (2009, 2010) and Greg Dunne (1999).

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