Michigan Tech names NC star Bilski most valuable

HOUGHTON — Dawson Bilski, a sophomore guard from Powers, has been named the recipient of the Ken Hamar Award as Michigan Tech’s most valuable men’s basketball player.

The former North Central High School star led the Huskies in scoring with a 12.8 points per game average during the 2018-19 campaign.

Bilski found the target on 46.2 percent of his shots from the field and dialed in 40.9 percent of his attempts from three-point range.

Bilski poured in a career high 25 points against the University of Wisconsin-Stout and connected on six triples during the course of two games this season.

Bilski was a second team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.

Bilski ranked 20th in the GLIAC in points per game and was eighth in the league statistically in three-point shooting percentage. In addition to his numbers on offense, Bilski was third on the team in rebounds with 4.6 each time he touched the floor.

He also distributed 1.4 assists and had 1.0 steal per game in 27 games played. Each one of Bilski’s appearances were starts.

In the classroom, Bilski was named to the GLIAC All-Academic team.

Trent Bell, a sophomore forward from Negaunee, received the Bill Gappy Award for the most improved player.