AUGUSTA, Ga. – To add to his historic season and four-year career, Augusta University men's basketball guard Keshun Sherrill has been named the D2 HERO of the Year by Hero Sports.
The HERO of the Year award celebrates one female and one male graduating senior in each division of NCAA athletics. HERO of the Year finalists are student-athletes who have demonstrated tremendous athletic, academic, and leadership skill throughout their collegiate careers, and are HEROES in their own right.
Sherrill smashed numerous school, conference, and national records during his career with the Jaguars and has even had his number retired at his alma matter. We are pleased to add the HERO of the Year Award to his resume.
They also selected two student-athletes as honorable mention recipients -- John Moon from Oklahoma Christian, and Adam Klie from UCSD.
HERO OF THE YEAR: KESHUN SHERRILL - AUGUSTA - BASKETBALL
Keshun Sherrill has had a historic career at Augusta, setting multiple school and conference records. He was so influential on the court that his No.10 jersey was retired by the university at the Athletics Awards Banquet earlier this year.
In his senior season, Keshun became the all-time leading scorer in Peach Belt Conference history with 2,333 points, and led the conference in in points, field goals, free throws, and minutes played, and was second in three pointers and points per game. He was also named the PBC Player of the Year.
Along with his accomplishments in the Peach Belt, Sherrill was named a 2017 All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the National Association of Basketball, and was the NCAA Southeast Region Player of the Year and the Fred Barnabel Male Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Augusta Athletics Awards Banquet.
HONORABLE MENTION: JOHN MOON - OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN - BASKETBALL
John Moon is another student-athlete who has racked up a an abundance of accolades throughout his career at Oklahoma Christian, breaking records along the way. Heading into his senior season, Moon had already set the Heartland Conference career record for blocked shots (164) and was seventh in the league in career scoring. He also became the first player in the Heartland Conference to score more than 40 points in multiple games, along with the single-game conference records for points, field-goal percentage and overall field goals. Moon was also named the Heartland Conference Men's Player of the Year in 2017.
In addition to his conference achievements, Moon was named Oklahoma Christian's first CoSIDA All-American, earned honorable mention nods on two All-American lists, was a two time All-district team selection for the South Central Region, and a two time DII Conference Commissioners Association All-Region team selection.
Off the court, Moon is a dedicated student and is graduating this year with a 3.93 GPA in accounting. For his exemplary academic record, Moon was twice named to the NCAA DII Academic All-America first-team and was recently named Oklahoma Christian's Mr. Eagle, an award presented annually to the male and female senior student-athletes who best represent the ideals of Oklahoma Christian.
HONORABLE MENTION: ADAM KLIE - UC SAN DIEGO - BASKETBALL
Adam Klie has made the honors list for his athletic and academic success during his time at UC San Diego. In his final season with the Tritons, the senior guard was named the 2017 California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the year, and is now the program's career leader in points, field goals made, rebounds, free throws attempted, field goals attempted, minutes played, and games played. An NABC All-West District First Team, D2CCA All-West Region First Team, All-CCAA First Team, and NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team selection, Kile has left a legacy at UCSD.
Aside from his athletic success, Klie has put the student in student-athlete, sporting a 4.0 GPA in Bioengineering. After the 2016-17 season, Klie was named to the All-CCAA Tournament Team, CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team, and the CCAA Winter All-Academic Team.
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