EDINBORO, Pa. - Michigan Tech senior Ali Haidar earned Daktronics, Inc First Team All-America accolades for men's basketball recently. Haidar is the first Michigan Tech men's basketball player to earn the award since Josh Buettner in 2003-04. Haidar also earned All-District honors from the National Basketball Coaches Association and will be put on the ballot for All-America.
Haidar, who was named the GLIAC Player of the Year for the past two years, finished fourth in career scoring (1,995) and first in career rebounding 893). The Windsor, Ont., native set a plethora of records during his four year career including season scoring (743), season rebounds (285), double-doubles in a season (14), double-doubles in a career (35) and most 30+ point games in a season (9). He has a 3.0 grade point average in electrical engineering.