Breunig & Gregory named Griz Hoops Co-MVPs

Martin Breunig and Jordan Gregory have been named the co-recipients of the Carl E. Dragstedt Award (Most Valuable Player) following the 2014-15 season in which UM went 20-13. The awards were presented by University of Montana head basketball coach Travis DeCuire at the team’s recent end-of-the year picnic and awards function.

Other award winners were guard Mario Dunn, who received the John Eaheart Award (Outstanding Defensive Player); freshman forward Fabijan Krslovic, who was tabbed the recipient of the Dennis T. Murphy Award (Coaches’ Award); guard Riley Bradshaw was given the Naseby Rhinehart Award (Most Improved Player), and guard Brandon Gfeller who was presented the Allan Nielsen Award (Best Represents Griz Basketball). Bruenig, Dunn, Gregory, and Mike Weisner were recognized for serving as UM’s 2014-15 season-long captains, and received the Captains Award, which is a new award.

Martin Breunig (Photo ny Todd Goodrich, UM)

Martin Breunig (Photo by Todd Goodrich, UM)

A 6-8, 217-pound junior forward from Leverkusen, Germany, Breunig (broy-nig) was a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection and the league’s “Newcomer of the Year” last season. He started in 32 games.

Breunig, who was also named to the 2014-15 NABC’s Division I All-District 6 first team, finished fifth in the Big Sky in scoring (tie) and sixth in rebounding, averaging 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. He was ranked 12th (250 ranked) in the nation in field goal percentage (59.3%) and 95th in scoring. His 534 points this past season are the 10th most ever in UM’s single-season history. He scored in double figures a team-high 29 times this year, and registered six double-doubles.

Gregory was also a first team All-Big Sky pick, and named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2014-15 men’s All-District VIII team. He started in all 33 games this past season.

A 6-2 senior from Pueblo, Colo., Gregory was fourth in the league in scoring averaging 17.0 points a game. He was ranked fourth in the Big Sky in three-pointers made per game (2.64) and third in minutes played per game (36.0), ninth in free throw percentage (79.9%) and 12th in assists (3.2 apg). He finished 80th in the nation in scoring, 51st in 3-point percentage (38.2%), and 52nd in treys made per game.

Jordan Gregory (photo by Todd Goodrich, UM)

Jordan Gregory (photo by Todd Goodrich, UM)

Gregory is ranked 14th in school history in scoring with 1,234 career points, and his 562 points this past season are the seventh most in single-season history at UM. Gregory, Gfeller, and Krslovic were all named to the Big Sky’s all-academic squad this year.

Dunn, a 6-0, 171-pound sophomore from Oakland, Calif., tied for second in the league, averaging 1.8 steals per game, which ranked him 71st in the country. He started all 33 games, and was seventh in the Big Sky in assists (3.8 apg) and 14th in field goal percentage (48.8%). Dunn was also named UM’s outstanding defensive player last season.

A true freshman from Abbostbury, New South Wales, Australia, Krslovic (kriss-low-vick) is a 6-8, 240-pound forward. He also played in all 33 games this past season, with 26 starts, and was second on the team in rebounds (4.7 rpg), which ranked him 19th (tie) in the league.

A 6-2, 180-pound sophomore from Corvallis, Mont., Bradshaw played in all 33 games this past season and had one start (South Dakota). He scored 10 points and made a key lay-up with 25 seconds to go in overtime in UM’s 76-73 OT win over Weber State in a quarterfinal game in the league’s post-season tournament.

Gfeller, a 6-4, 190-pound sophomore guard from Colfax, Wash., has been the recipient of the Allan Nielsen Award the last two seasons in a row. He was UM’s third leading scorer this past season, averaging 8.9 points per game.

Gfeller was ranked fifth (tie) in the conference in three-point field goals made per game (2.5 pg) and 12th in three-point field goal percentage (42.1%). He has been named academic all-league the past two seasons. He played in all 33 games and had 25 starts this past year.

A 6-7, 193-pound senior forward from Walla Walla, Wash., Weisner (wise-ner) was a four-year letterman who played in 112 career games.