Donald Whiteside and Donnell Thomas have ended their stellar NIU basketball careers, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped making news.
Thomas and Whiteside are on the All-Decade performer ballot for the Mid-Continent Conference. In conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the league, the M-C is conducting a league-wide vote to select the conference’s top five performers.
Although NIU has only been in the M-C for two years, Thomas and Whiteside made their mark during last season’s 25-6 campaign.
The duo were the main sparkplugs that propelled the Huskies to the regular-season conference title last season.
Ballots for the all-decade squad will be in the Huskie Illustrated game programs at the next three home games, starting with Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against Illinois-Chicago. Free ballots will also be available at Chick Evans Field House.
The dynamic Huskie duo join some select company on the all-decade ballot.
Tony Bennett (Wisconsin-Green Bay), Lee Campbell and Winston Garland (Southwest Missouri State), Kevin Duckworth (Eastern Illinois), Ken “Mouse” McFadden and Clinton Ransey (Cleveland State) are among the other nominees on the ballot.