VERMILLION, S.D.—University of South Dakota senior center Trevor Gruis has been named to the Preseason All-Summit League Team as selected by league coaches, SIDs and media and released Wednesday by the league office.
Gruis has started nearly every game for the Coyotes during his first three seasons. He scored his 1,000th career point in the final game of last season. He averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds a year ago, which ranked 12th and seventh in the Summit League, respectively.
Gruis was one of the most accurate shooters in the nation last season at 56 percent. He also blocked 28 shots, handed out 56 assists and had two double-doubles. He scored 26 points in a game against IUPUI, and had 12 points and 12 rebounds against Western Illinois in the Summit League Tournament.
Gruis hails from Ellsworth, Minn., and attended Ellsworth High School.
The Coyote men were picked to finish 7th in the Summit League preseason poll.
2013-14 Preseason All-Summit League Team
First Team Lawrence Alexander, Jr., G, NDSU Marshall Bjorklund, Sr., F, NDSU Taylor Braun, Sr., G, NDSU Jordan Dykstra, Sr., F, SDSU Justin Simmons, Sr., G, Omaha Chris Udofia, Sr., F, Denver
Second Team Trevor Gruis, Sr., C, South Dakota Luis Jacobo, Sr., F, Fort Wayne Adam Link, Sr., F, Western Illinois Brett Olson, Jr., G, Denver Mitch Patton, Sr., C, IUPUI