Sherrill Named D2CCA All-American

Sherrill Named D2CCA All-American

EDINBORO, Pa. – Augusta University men's basketball senior guard Keshun Sherrill was named an All-American on Monday morning by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. Voting was conducted by the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors from institutions and conference offices.

 

Sherrill represents Augusta on the second team list. Phil Taylor of Shorter University was today named the D2CCA 2017 Men's Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. Taylor was joined on the first team by Northwest Missouri State's Justin Pitts, Matt Bingaya of Fairmont State, California Baptist's Michael Smith, and Dustin Sleva of Shippensburg. Pitts and Smith earned honorable mention All-American honors in 2016.

 

Delta State's Devin Schmidt is the only other returning All-American from 2016. A first team selection a year ago, he was named to the 2017 third team.

 

The 5-9 senior guard from Cleveland, N.C., was also named NABC first-team All-District, the NCAA Southeast Region Player of the Year and the PBC Player of the Year. He owns the all-time scoring title in conference history with 2,333 points – breaking former Jaguar Ben Madgen's previously held record of 2,306 points.

 

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America Men's Basketball Team is sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

 

2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Men's Basketball All-American Team

 

FIRST TEAM

Name                                School                                             Pos.    Ht.        Wt.         Yr.           Hometown

Phil Taylor**%               Shorter                                             G         5-9        175         Sr.           Brooklyn, N.Y.

Justin Pitts                        NW Missouri State                        G         5-9        143         Jr.            Blue Springs, Mo.

Matt Bingaya                    Fairmont State                               G/F     6-4        210         Sr.           Delaware, Ohio

Michael Smith%              California Baptist                          G         6-4        195         Sr.           San Francisco, Cal.

Dustin Sleva                     Shippensburg                                 F          6-8        220         Jr.            Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

** Ron Lenz National Player of the Year

 

SECOND TEAM

Name                                School                                             Pos.    Ht.        Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

Will Vorhees                    Notre Dame College                      F          6-8        240         Jr.            Columbus Grove, Ohio

Justin Reyes                     St. Thomas Aquinas                      G/F     6-4        205         Jr.            Haverhill, Mass.

Javonte Douglas              Montevallo                                     F          6-8                        Sr.           Charlotte, N.C.

Zach Hankins                   Ferris State                                     C          6-10      234         So.           Charlevoix, Mich.

Keshun Sherrill            Augusta                                          G         5-9        160         Sr.           Cleveland, N.C.

 

THIRD TEAM

Name                                School                                             Pos.    Ht.        Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

Luquon Choice                 Lincoln Memorial                         G         6-3        235         Sr.           Laurens, S.C.

Michael Mallory              Southern Connecticut State         G         6-1                        Sr.           Waterbury, Conn.

Gokul Natesan                 Colorado School of Mines           G/F     6-5        190         Sr.           Santa Clara, Calif.

Devin Schmidt#              Delta State                                       G         6-4        215         Sr.           Sevierville, Tenn.

Devin Gilligan                  Southern New Hampshire           F          6-5        220         Sr.           Amherst, N.H.

 

HONORABLE MENTION:  Deshon Francis, UT Permian Basin; Dan Monteroso, West Liberty; Braxton Reeves, East Central; Chauncey Orr, Hawaii Pacific; Gage Davis, St. Cloud State; Jordan Spencer, Augustana(SD)

 

#   2016 first team All-American

%  2016 honorable mention All-American

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