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NAIA League Breakdown – The Crossroads League

NAIA League Breakdown – The Crossroads League

By naiahoopsreport_admin August 17, 2019 0 Comments

The Crossroads League is an 10 team NAIA D2 League that features programs from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. You can get all of the Crossroads League Men’s Basketball news at

2018-2019 Standings
 7 Spring Arbor 14-4 30-7
 1 Indiana Wesleyan 14-4 30-6
 11 Marian 13-5 28-8
 13 Mt Vernon Nazarene 12-6 27-8
 20 Bethel 10-8 21-11
 RV Saint Francis 9-9 16-15
 Huntington 6-12 16-15
 Taylor 5-13 11-20
 Grace 5-13 18-16
 Goshen 2-16 8-22
National Champions
Spring Arbor University
2018-2019 NAIA DII National Champs

While there are plenty of good NAIA DII leagues, I am not sure there is one better then the Crossroads League right now. The league has claimed four of the last six national championships, including last season, when Spring Arbor (MI) took home the DII Crown. Five teams from the league (Spring Arbor, Indiana Wesleyan, Marian, Mount Vernon Nazarene, and Bethel qualified for the NAIA DII tournament. Indiana Wesleyan, Spring Arbor, and Marian all made the Elite 8, while Marian and Spring Arbor would advance to the Fab Four, where Spring Arbor beat Marian on their way to the National Title. Spring Arbor shared the regular season Crossroads League crown with Indiana Wesleyan, while IWU won the conference championship.

Top Players Returning
1st Team All-Americans
Kyle Mangas Photo

Kyle Mangus – Crossroads League POY

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School Indiana Wesleyan
Class JR
Position G

Paul Marandet Photo

Paul Marandet – NAIA DII Tournament MVP

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School Spring Arbor
Class SR
Position G

2nd Team All-Americans
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Trevion Crews Photo

Trevion Crews

School Bethel
Class JR
Position G

Jevon Knox Photo

Jevon Knox

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School  Mount Vernon Nazarene
Class Jr
Position G

HM All-American
Brandon Durnell Photo

Brandon Durnell

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School  Spring Arbor
Class Jr
Position F

Key Players Lost
2nd Team All-American
Wes Stowers Photo

Wes Stowers

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School  Marian

Position G

3rd Team All-American
Reginald Kissoonlal Photo

Reginald Kissoonlal

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School  Marian

Position F

Evan Maxwell Photo

Evan Maxwell

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School  Indian Wesleyan

Position F

HM All-Americans
Logan Godfrey Photo

Logan Godfrey

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School  Grace

Position F

Brett Vipperman Photo

Brett Vipperman

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School Mt Vernon Nazarene

Position G/F

New Coach
Bethel College

Steve Drabyn takes over at Bethel College. Coach Drabyn comes to Bethel after six years as the assistant at NCAA D1 Lipscomb.

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