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WSU’s Calvin, Noel and Holden earn Horizon League honors

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Pictured (l-r) are Wright State's Trey Calvin, Brandon Noel and Tanner Holden. (Wright State photos)
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The Wright State men's basketball team saw three players earn Horizon League honors, the league office announced Monday, headlined by Trey Calvin's first-team recognition, while Brandon Noel was named a second-team performer and Tanner Holden was a third-team selection.
This is the second straight first-team selection for Calvin (Glendale Heights, Ill/St. Viator HS), who enters the postseason averaging 19.6 points per game, the fifth-most in the Horizon and a Top 40 mark nationally. His 48.3 overall shooting percentage is ninth in the Horizon while his 205 field goals made are the second-most in the HL and his 424 field goal attempts are the fourth-most in the HL. He recorded 20 or more points 15 times this year and has scored in double digits in every game in 2023-24 and 32 straight contests going back to last season. 

Calvin reached the 2,000-point milestone on Feb. 8 against Detroit Mercy and currently has 2,119 points and is the No. 2 all-time leading scorer in Wright State history. He became the 15th player to reach 2,000 points in Horizon League history and is the first Wright State player in the HL's 2,000-point club.
Noel's second team selection builds off his Freshman of the Year campaign from a season ago, with the redshirt-sophomore averaging 14.7 points per game, 12th in the Horizon League, and 8.0 rebounds per game, which is second in the Horizon League. He is shooting 54.2 percent overall from the floor, a top-three mark in the Horizon, while his 161 field goals made and his 297 field goal attempts are both in the Top 15 of the League. 

Noel (Lucasville, Ohio/Chillicothe HS) has recorded double figures scoring in 26-of-30 games this season with five 20-plus point games and had 15 or more points in 15 contests. He's collected nine double-doubles on the season, with eight in Horizon League contests, and has 17 games with eight or more rebounds. Noel became the 23rd Raider in program history to reach the 500-rebound mark last week at Oakland.
Holden (Wheelersburg, Ohio/Wheelersburg HS) caps his career awards with the third team honor to go along with his two first team HL awards and all-freshman recognition, as he begins the postseason averaging 16.1 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game, both Top 10 in the Horizon. His 55.1 percent shooting mark is second in the Horizon and a Top 55 mark nationally, while his 185 field goals made and his 336 field goal attempts are both in the Top 15 of the Horizon League. 

Holden has recorded double figures scoring in 27-of-31 games this season with eight 20-plus point games and he currently has 39 performances of 20-plus points in his career. He reached the 2,000-point milestone on Feb. 17 against Robert Morris and currently has 2,076 points in his career and is the No. 3 all-time leading scorer in Wright State history, while his 834 career rebounds are also third all-time in program history.

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