Valparaiso University men’s basketball sophomore John Kiser (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) was honored today as an Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete by the Missouri Valley Conference office for his work both on the court and in the classroom this season.
Kiser has worked his way into a main rotation role as a sophomore for the Crusaders, averaging 18.4 minutes per game overall on the season and 20.2 minutes per game within MVC play. Averaging 3.8 rebounds per game, Kiser has paced the Crusaders in boards eight times, including five times in MVC action. He also committed just four turnovers in 242 minutes of play against MVC opponents.
In the classroom, Kiser maintains a 3.49 cumulative grade point average as a mechanical engineering major. Eligibility for a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams is based on the student-athlete being a starter or important reserve with sophomore athletic/academic standings and at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA.