Junior forward Aaron Broussard (Federal Way, Wash.), the leader in scoring and rebounding for the Seattle University men’s basketball team during the 2010-11 season, has been named to the All-Independent Team, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Division I independent schools.
Broussard posted career-high averages with 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Redhawks this season. He scored in double figures in 26 games and pulled down 10 or more rebounds in nine contests, earning seven double-doubles during the year.
He was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Irvine subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer after averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 rebounds against Louisiana Tech, UC Irvine, and Navy Nov. 19-21. Shooting 62.2 percent from the field (23-of-37) and 72.2 percent from the free throw line (13-of-17), Broussard collected 25 points and nine rebounds against UC Irvine and followed that less than 24 hours later with a 26-point, nine-rebound performance against Navy.
Broussard finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds against Montana State Nov. 29, hitting the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:38 remaining in regulation. He helped the Redhawks upset Virginia Dec. 22 with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and he earned 22 points, five rebounds, and three steals in Seattle U’s road victory at Cal State Northridge Jan. 19.
The All-Independent awards included players from Cal State Bakersfield, Longwood, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, Seattle University, and SIU Edwardsville. Longwood University junior Antwan Carter was selected as Independent Player of the Year, North Carolina Central University head coach LaVelle Moton is the Independent Coach of the Year, and NCCU junior Landon Clement was picked as the Independent Newcomer of the Year.
Seattle University finished the 2010-11 season with an 11-20 record, including victories over Oregon State, Virginia, Montana State, and Idaho. The Redhawks will lose just two players to graduation and expect to return an experienced squad for the 2011-12 campaign.