Dante Valentine Selected to the All-ICAA Preseason List

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications

TIFFIN, Ohio- Senior Sailfish guard Dante Valentine was named on Monday to the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Pre-Season All-ICAA team. A product of Springstead High School in Tampa, Florida, Valentine returns to the Sailfish this season as their top scorer, rebounder and assist leader from the 2011-12 season.

Valentine averaged 13.8 points per game last season while adding in solid totals of 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists to also lead the club. His 3.1 steals per game made him a dual-threat on both ends of the floor.

The ICAA for men’s basketball includes all NCAA Division II institutions that are Independent from a conference including Daemen College, Oakland City University, Salem International University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Washington Adventist University.

Mitch Stahl of Oakland City was named the ICAA Pre-Season Player of the Year after averaging 18.7 points, 6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per ballgame last season.

Joining Valentine on the All-ICAA Pre-Season list was Walter Brock (Salem International), Maurice Fuller (Oakland City) and Jim Regan (Daemen).

The Sailfish will open up the season on the road this weekend when they take on a pair of opponents at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. The Fish tip-off on Friday, November 9th at 4 pm versus UWF then again on Saturday at 4 pm versus Georgia College & State University.

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