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IWC grad Fuqua earns PBL honors

Aug 02, 2013
Source: contributed Nate Fuqua

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — On the strength of a second consecutive Premier Basketball League championship, the Bloomington Flex continue to rack up the postseason honors.

Among those getting recognition from the PBL is Nathan Fuqua, a 6-foot-2 guard from Iowa Wesleyan College. Fuqua has been named the 2013 PBL Defensive Player of the Year.

“Nate is a true lockdown defender,” said Flex coach A.J. Guyton. “It was a luxury to put a guy out there every night that I knew could handle the opposing team’s best scorer.”

Fuqua’s play on the defensive end helped the Bloomington Flex win the Premier League Championship for the second year in a row.

In his senior year at IWC, Fuqua started all 30 games for the Tigers. He led the team in scoring that season, averaging 15.8 points per game and led the team with 68 steals on the season as well. The Tigers finished 24-6 in his senior campaign.

“We’re honored and humbled by all these awards,” said Scott Henderson, Bloomington Flex President/CEO. “Having the league MVP, the coach, rookie, and defensive players of the year as well as having two others make the all-league first team is a true testament to not only A.J. Guyton’s coaching ability, but to our philosophy that we want to bring in coachable, hard-working kids who want to achieve success for their teammates as well as themselves.”

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