Clayton Custer, a Loyola University Chicago basketball guard has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's (I-AAA ADA) 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Team Wednesday.

The Overland Park, Kan., native is one of 10 NCAA players to be selected to this year's Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete team. He became the first Loyola University Chicago player to earn this selection since Ben Averkamp in the 2012-13 season.

In the 2016-17 season, Custer averaged 11.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 129-for-278 from the field. His performances this past season earned him three Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week selections and a selection to the MVC Men's Basketball First Team.

Collegiate basketball players are required to have a 3.20 grade-point-average (GPA) to earn this selection. As a finance major at Loyola, Custer has approached that feat.

The other nine players who will be joining Custer in the team, include two players from the Gonzaga University team, which ended up being the runner-ups at the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

JACOB KLASSEN is a sports reporter at The Vidette and can be reached at vidette_jklasse@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @jklass350

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