AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State All-American Ben Madgen has been selected to play in the World University Games next month in Belgrade, Serbia.
A 6-4, 185-pound guard from Williamstown, Australia, Madgen was tabbed to play in the 24th World University Games, scheduled for July 1-12 in Belgrade, Serbia. The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
The 2009 Southeast Region Player-of-the-Year, Madgen was also selected first team All-Southeast Region and was a first-team All-Peach Belt Conference pick. He was named to NCAA Southeast Regional All-Tourna¬ment team after leading the Jaguars to the Southeast Regional title on March 17. He was also voted the Peach Belt Conference Tournament's Most Valuable Player after helping ASU capture the PBC Tournament Championship on March 8.
The league scoring champion at 19.1 ppg., Madgen also led the PBC in three-point percentage (.462), ranked second in free throw percentage (.869), third in minutes played (33.06) and fourth in 3-point field goals made (2.39). He was the only player in the conference to rank in the top 15 in scoring, field goal percentage (12th/.499) and assists (14th/2.85). He led ASU in scoring on 16 occasions, registered 20 or more points 14 times and cracked the 30-point barrier twice, including a career-high 33 points vs. USC Aiken on Jan. 5.
Madgen helped pace the Jags to the
winningest season in school history at 30-5 as they earned their
second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight
in Springfield, Mass. ASU advanced to the Final Four before bowing
out to national runnerup Cal Poly Pomona.
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