ASHLAND, Ohio - Michigan Tech senior men's basketball player Ali Haidar earned Daktronics, Inc. Midwest All-Region first team honors. He was a second team selection in 2011-12.
The Windsor, Ont., native was named GLIAC Player of the Year for the second straight year, and has broken four GLIAC records and seven school records this season. The Windsor, Ontario, native broke the league record for points (541) and field goals made (188) in a season. He also established season records for free throws made (158) and attempted (209). His school records include season scoring (698) and rebounding (273), rebounds in a career (881), most 20+ point games in a season (22) and free throws made (18) and attempted (20) in a game. Haidar, who ranks fifth in career scoring (1,927) at Michigan Tech, ranks third in the nation in scoring (24.9 ppg) and 16th in rebounding (9.8 rpg).
The men's basketball team will face UW-Parkside Saturday (March 16) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region Team
Keith DeWitt, Southern Indiana, Player of the Year
Ali Haidar, Michigan Tech
Alex Hall, Drury
Jeremy Safford, UW-Parkside
Evan Yates, Ashland
Chris Dowe, Bellarmine
Joe Graessle, Tiffin
Vance Hall, Bellarmine
Brandon Lockhart, Drury
Zimmy Nwogbo, Cedarville