Keshun Sherrill voted Peach Belt Player of The Year

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Augusta University men’s basketball senior guard Keshun Sherrill was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year at the PBC awards banquet Friday night on the eve of the conference tournament. It is the seventh PBC Player of the Year award for the Jaguars and the fourth under head coach Dip Metress.

Clayton State’s Alfonso Davis was dubbed the the Defensive Player of the Year, Armstrong State’s Corey Tillery was tabbed the Freshman of the Year and Chris Faulkner of North Georgia and Mark Vanderslice of USC Aiken were voted as the co-Coaches of the Year.

Along with the Player of the Year award, Sherrill was named first-team All-Conference for the third consecutive time of his career.

JAGUARS – PBC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Keshun Sherrill (2017)
  • Ben Madgen (2010)
  • Tyrekus ‘AJ’ Bowman (2008, 2007)
  • Gary Boodnikoff (2002)
  • Kavossy Franklin (1999)
  • William Adair (1994)

A senior guard from Cleveland, N.C., Sherrill is currently second in the conference and 14th in the nation in scoring with 22.6 points per game. He also leads the league in and is 14th in Division II in free throw percentage. Sherrill scored 42 points in a win at North Georgia, the most in a single game by any player in the league this season and tied for eighth on the PBC all-time list.

He had four games of 30 or more points, including 33 against USC Aiken in the season finale. Sherrill is the sixth Jaguar to be named the PBC Player of the Year, the first since Ben Madgen in 2010.

Sherrill is ranked third nationally for the most career points amongst active DII players and sits second in free throws made and fourth in free throws attempted. He is also fourth for field goal attempts.

The men’s basketball All-Conference team is listed below, as selected by the league’s head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Read the PBC press release by clicking here

2017 PBC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team

Player of the Year

Keshun Sherrill, Augusta

Defensive Player of the Year

Alfonso Davis, Clayton State

Freshman of the Year

Corey Tillery, Armstrong State

co-Coaches of the Year

Chris Faulkner, North Georgia
Mark Vanderslice, USC Aiken

First Team

Alfonso Davis, Clayton State
Javonte Douglas, Montevallo
Keshun Sherrill, Augusta
J.R. Washington, Lander
C.J. Wilson, Young Harris

Second Team

Detrek Browning, Francis Marion
Shaquan Cantrell, North Georgia
Nigel Grant, UNC Pembroke
Jacori Payne, Columbus State
Corey Tillery, Armstrong State

Third Team

Jalin Barnes, USC Aiken
Henry Bolton III, USC Aiken
Mark Matthews, USC Aiken
Jamaar Taylor, Montevallo
Brandon Watts, UNC Pembroke

 

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