CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the 2022 Men’s Basketball All-Conference teams and the major award winners.
Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind.) from Anderson University was named the Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, in a vote of league coaches. Knight was a force on both ends of the court within the league, averaging 20.0 points a game and racking up 519 points over the course of 2021-22. The senior also averaged 7.8 rebounds, pulling in 202 over the course of the year. Knight did it all, with a 2.4 assists average with an impressive 0.8 assist to turnover ratio and added a mark of 1.2 steals a game. 

Transylvania landed the Newcomer of the Year, with Hunter Penn (Versailles, Ky) earning the honor. The first-year averaged 13.1 points a game netting 315 point over the course of the season. Penn was second in the league with 9.2 boards a contest, pulling in 221 in 2021-22. He was also second best in the conference in blocks with 1.5 a game with a 1.0 steals per game average.
After leading Hanover to a 19-4 regular season record in 2022, Jon Miller was voted as the 2022 HCAC Coach of the Year.

Player of the Year – Maurice Knight, Anderson University
Defensive Player of the Year – Maurice Knight, Anderson University
Newcomer of the Year – Hunter Penn, Transylvania University
Coach of the Year – Jon Miller, Hanover College

The HCAC also honors an All-Conference First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention Team. The members of those teams are selected by a vote of league coaches.

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2022 HCAC All-Conference First Team

Jameel CosbySRGBluffton University
Ty HoustonJRFHanover College
Maurice KnightSRGAnderson University
Matt KrauseSRFFranklin College
Zach LarimoreSRFTransylvania University
Marell JordanSRGDefiance College

2022 HCAC All-Conference Second Team

Brandon ChristliebSOGManchester University
Isaac HibbardSRGHanover College
Terry HicksJRFRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Matt MunozSOFHanover College
Hunter PennFYFTransylvania University
Jaden TerryJRGEarlham College

2022 HCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention

Tyler AndrewSRFDefiance College
Max ChaplinJRGRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Dillon DuffSOFRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Max GreenamoyerSOGHanover College
Brady ThomasSRGMount St. Joseph University
Francis UzorhSRFAnderson University
Kolden VanlandinghamFYGEarlham College
Devin YoungSRFMount St. Joseph University