CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senior Tim Guers (Langhorne, Pa.) of the Saint Anselm College men's basketball team was selected as a preseason First Team All-America pick by Street & Smith's Magazine in its 2018-19 Basketball preview issue.
Guers was one of five First Team nods by the magazine in its Division II Small College Report and was the only Northeast-10 Conference student-athlete to be recognized outside of the Honorable Mention section.
The Hawks were also picked sixth in the nationwide Preseason Top 10 by small college basketball expert Chuck Mistovich of the Basketball Times, trailing West Liberty, Bellarmine, Indiana (Pa.), Lincoln Memorial and West Texas A&M. Saint Anselm was the lone NE10 program featured in Mistovich's preseason rankings.
Guers collected numerous awards for his work during the 2017-18 campaign, earning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America honors, NABC All-East Region, Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-Region, Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) Men's Basketball Player of the Year and First Team All-NE10 recognition.
A stellar third-year campaign for Guers propelled him into the program's top-10 list for all-time career point scorers. He posted 666 points in 2017-18, giving him 1,649 across a career that has spanned 91 games to date. His single-season mark of 666 points this year is the second-most in a season, trailing only Chris Madigan's '90 705 points scored in 1990.
Averaging 21.5 points per game as a junior, Guers finished the year with double-digit point scoring totals in 29 of the season's 31 games. Ranking fourth in the NE10 in points per game (21.5) and rebounds per game (7.4), Guers tallied 5.5 assists per game to rank fifth in the league after handing out seven or more assists in 12 games on the season.
The 2017-18 Saint Anselm Male Student-Athlete of the Year scored his 1,000th career point on Nov. 11, 2017 against Concordia (N.Y.) and has recorded 20-plus points in a game in 33 of his 91 career games. His 18.1 career points per game is 10th in team history (min. 20 games).