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MTU’s Monroe Named to All-District Team – Tuesday Sports Wrap

MTU

Michigan Tech’s Kyle Monroe has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Division II All-Midwest District First Team. Monroe set a new Huskies career scoring record, as he led the team to the GLIAC title, and a berth in the NCAA tournament, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University baseball team has inked a new recruit. Jake Black is an outfielder from Palmdale, California.

High School

Michigan’s Mr. Basketball is Benton Harbor’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson. Johnson averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks and three steals a game this past season for a high school that was almost closed by the state because of its poor academic performance. He declined offers from Michigan and Michigan State, and will play college ball at Butler.

NFL

The Green Bay Packers are chipping in to help their fans deal with the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has dedicated $1 million dollar to assist relief efforts in the Green Bay area, and another $500,000 to support efforts in Milwaukee.

NBA

Former Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has ruled out taking the vacant head coaching job with the New York Knicks. In an interview on ESPN Radio, Van Gundy noted that his brother, Jeff, has already coached for the Knicks. He called the organization dysfunctional. He also indicated that he might be interested in the vacant coaching position with the Brooklyn Nets. In four seasons with the Pistons, Van Gundy led the team to just one winning campaign.

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