Christian Thomas and Montel James receive All-MVC honors

Two Loyola players received All-MVC honors Tuesday, when the league announced season awards.

Photo: Loyola Athletics
Christian Thomas is 13 points away from becoming one of Loyola’s top 20 scorers all-time. (Photo: Loyola Athletics)

Senior forward Christian Thomas earned all-conference honorable mention following a MVC Player of the Week award in the final week of the regular season. The 6-foot-5 forward, averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.

Thomas will go down as one of the most prolific players in Loyola history. With 1,284 points for his career, Thomas ranks No. 21 on the Ramblers’ all-time scoring list. He also has 649 rebounds, pegging him No. 17 all-time in that category.

The second Rambler to receive an all-conference honor is junior forward Montel James, who made the All-Newcomer Team. James, who transferred from Coffeyville Community College, averaged 9.0 points on 52.9 percent shooting along with 4.4 rebounds per game.

James carried the Ramblers in several games this season while leading scorer Milton Doyle sat out with an ankle injury.

Loyola, the No. 6 seed in the MVC Tournament, will face No. 3 seed Indiana State during Friday’s quarterfinal round in St. Louis.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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