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Three Panther men’s basketball players earn preseason recognition

Seth Tuttle  Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications
Seth Tuttle
Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications

CEDAR FALLS – Three University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball players have been named to the College Sports Madness preseason all-Missouri Valley Conference teams.

Senior Seth Tuttle was named to the first team, while fellow seniors Deon Mitchell and Nate Buss earned second-team honors.

Tuttle averaged 15.4 points and 8.0 rebounds a game as a junior. Tuttle was a first-team all-MVC selection last season. He enters his senior season with 1,213 points, which ranks him No. 17 on UNI’s all-time scoring chart.

Mitchell averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds a game last season. Mitchell heads into the 2014-15 season with 939 points. Mitchell needs 61 points to become UNI’s 38th 1,000-point scorer.

Buss played in 28 games last season and was the captain of the MVC all-bench team. Buss averaged 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds a game in 2013-14. Buss has made 47.3 percent of his career 3-point shots heading into the 2014-15 campaign.

UNI will open its exhibition season Thurs., Oct. 30, against Upper Iowa at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.

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