Ex-Millbrook star named Big South Freshman of the Year

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CHARLOTTE (WTVD) -- Campbell University guard Chris Clemons was voted as Big South Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.

Clemons, who played for Raleigh's Millbrook High School, led all conference freshmen in scoring with 18.8 points per game, and also ranked sixth nationally among all freshmen.

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That average was good enough for fourth overall in the league.

Clemons set a school-freshman record with 544 points this season (fifth-most among freshmen in Big South history), and posted eight games with at least 25 points -- second-most in the Big South this year.

He leads the conference with 3.10 3-pointers per game, the only player above 3.0, and is second in free throw percentage at 84.1 percent.

Clemons was also a six-time Big South Freshman of the Week. He scored a career-high 31 points vs. The Citadel, had 30 in a win at Winthrop and 26 in Campbell's victory at Charlotte.

High Point University redshirt-senior forward John Brown was voted Big South Player of the Year and Liberty head coach Ritchie McKay was named Coach of the Year.

Coastal Carolina senior forward Tristian Curtis was voted Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league's Sports Information Directors.

The winners are chosen by the league's head coaches and media panel.


First-Team All-Conference

John Brown, F, R-Sr., High Point

Keon Johnson, G, Jr., Winthrop

DeSean Murray, F, Soph., Presbyterian College

Jimmy Gavin, G, Gr., Winthrop

Lotanna Nwogbo, F/C, R-Sr., Longwood

Second-Team All-Conference

Xavier Cooks, F, Soph., Winthrop

Rashun Davis, G, Sr., Radford

Adam Weary, G, Sr., High Point

Tyrell Nelson, F, Jr., Gardner-Webb

Chris Clemons, G, Fr., Campbell

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Shivaughn Wiggins, G, R-Jr., Coastal Carolina

John Dawson, G, R-Soph., Liberty

Cameron Jones, G, Sr., Radford

Elijah Wilson, G, Jr., Coastal Carolina

Dylan Smith, G, Fr., UNC Asheville

All-Freshman Team

Chris Clemons, G, Fr., Campbell

Dylan Smith, G, Fr., UNC Asheville

Dwayne Sutton, G, Fr., UNC Asheville

Armel Potter, G, Fr., Charleston Southern

Ed Polite Jr., F, Fr., Radford

All-Academic Team

Jacob Talbert, G, Jr., Campbell

Patrick Wallace, G, Jr., Charleston Southern

Tristian Curtis, F, Sr., Coastal Carolina

Tyrell Nelson, F, Jr., Gardner-Webb

Austin White, G, Soph., High Point

Ryan Kemrite, G, R-Soph., Liberty

Charlie Inclan, G, Jr., Presbyterian College

Justin Cousin, G, R-Soph., Radford

Kevin Vannatta, G, Soph., UNC Asheville

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