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League Breakdown – American Midwest Conference

The American Midwest Conference is an 11 team league that features teams from Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.

2018-2019 Men’s Basketball Standings

In what was yet another competitive year in the American Midwest Conference, Missouri Baptist University won the regular season title while being ranked inside the top ten in the country for most of the year. However, Central Baptist came away with the conference tournament title, and both teams qualified for the NAIA DI National Championships. Both teams battled but lost close games in the first round of the tournament.

Top Players Returning


Justin Shaw
School: Columbia College
Class: SR
Position: G
Hometown: Memphis, TN


Kortland Martin  JR G  Freed-Hardeman

Allen Hyatt SR F Park

Treshawn Gause SR G William Woods


RJ Wright SO G St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Key Players Lost
1st Team All American and Conference Player of the Year

Pablo Hernandez (2x All-American)
School: Missouri Baptist
Position: F
Hometown: Ames, Spain

Second Team All American

Percell Washington
School: Central Baptist
Position: F
Hometown: Chicago, Ill

HM- All American

Zach Rutland
School: Park University
Position: G
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN


Tyrone Hueitt Jr. – Defensive Player of the Year
School: Hannibal-LaGrange
Position: PF
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Harris-Stowe State University

Deandre Clark (2x All-American)
School: Harris-Stowe
Position: G
Hometown: Orange, VA

Emir Sabic
School: Lyon
Position: G
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia


Kai Woodfall
School: Missouri Baptist
Position: G
Hometown: Launceston, Australia

All-Conference players graduated

Victor Dukes G Central Baptist                 

Nate Rigmaiden G Harris-Stowe                     

Devante Carolina G Williams Baptist      

Transferred from League

Brady Smith  2nd Team All-American/1st Team All-Conference Hannibal Lagrange – Transferred to Southwest Baptist (MO)              

David Johnson Jr. HM All-American/1st Team All-Conference/AMC Newcomer of the Yr William Woods Univ. – Transferred to Our Lady Of The Lake (TX)

New Coaches

After four seasons, Tomas Brock steps up from Associate Head Coach to Head Coach at Columbia College. He replaces Hall of Famer Coach Bob Burchard.

Drew Stutts will take over as the new Head Coach at Freed-Hardeman. Coach Stutts was a successful High School Coach at Chester County before taking over at FHU.

Jeff Reis will coach both the Men’s and Women’s programs this year at Lindenwood-Belleville.

Preston Ingram comes to Missouri Baptist University after a 14 year coaching career at the NAIA and NCAA D2 levels.

Charles Belt takes over at William Woods University after six seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA D2 Northern Michigan.

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