Blevins heads list of RSC honorees



MIDDLETOWN — University of Rio Grande sophomores Shiloah Blevins and Miki Tadic and head coach Ryan Arrowood were among the big award winners as the River States Conference announced its 2020-21 all-RSC Men’s Basketball teams last Monday night.

The teams and the award winners were determined through a vote by the league’s head coaches.

The top 10 players in the voting were named First-Team selections, as the next 10 earned Second-Team honors.

Blevins leads the honorees as the conference’s Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-5 native of South Webster has powered the RedStorm all the way to Tuesday night’s RSC Championship finals by averaging 16.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

He’s also shooting 51-percent from the field and 83-percent from the foul line.

Rio Grande came away with a haul of awards by also having Tadic named Newcomer of the Year and Arrowood named Coach of the Year.

Tadic — a 6-3 product of Hilversum, Netherlands — averages a team-best 17.4 ppg and leads the conference with 66 made three-pointers.

He earned a spot on the all-RSC First Team along with teammate Blevins, and was the top vote-getter among first-year conference players.

Arrowood took over at Rio Grande this year and has put the RedStorm into the NAIA National Championship for the first time since 2003 — after a run to the RSC finals and a 16-8 record.

Rio Grande won three playoff games to earn its spot in the championship finals at WVU Tech.