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Illinois Wesleyan junior guard Brady Rose earned his second straight first-team berth on the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-star basketball team Wednesday, while his father, Ron, shared Coach of the Year honors.

Brady Rose averaged 22.1 points in CCIW play to rank second to the 30.0 of Wheaton's Aston Francis, who was named the league's Fred Young Most Outstanding Player.

Rose also was fourth in free throw percentage (.855) and seventh in assists (3.2).

"Brady really had a nice season. He's clearly deserving of that recognition," said Coach Rose. "When we made our run and took the lead in the conference, he was a big part of that. He's developed into one of the elite guards in the conference."

The elder Rose, whose team also placed junior Colin Bonnett on the all-CCIW second team, shared Coach of the Year with Augustana's Grey Giovanine. The Titans and Vikings tied for the regular-season league championship. IWU was picked fourth in the CCIW's preseason poll.

Other members of the first team were Francis, Chrishawn Orange and Nolan Ebel of Augustana, Carroll's Joel Heesch, North Central's Alex Sorenson and Connor Raridon and Brad Kruse of Carthage.

Rose, Francis, Sorenson and Kruse were unanimous selections

Bonnett was 17th in scoring at 12.4 and third in 3-point percentage (.481).

"Colin is such a fierce competitor. He got better and better as the year progressed," said Ron Rose. "He found different ways to contribute to the team at both the offensive and defensive ends."

Elmhurst's Jake Rhode as voted Freshman of the Year.

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Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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