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Augusta’s Sherrill brings home another honor

Posted: March 15, 2017 - 2:25am
Augusta’s Keshun Sherrill was named the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year. He finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Peach Belt Conference and school history.

Keshun Sherrill finished his collegiate career Sunday night, but he added another individual honor the following day.

The Augusta University senior guard was named the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year. Sherrill was one of two Peach Belt Conference players earning first-team, all-region honors (Javonte Douglas, Montevallo). The team is voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Sherrill is the first Jaguar to win Southeast Region Player of the Year honors since Ben Madgen (2009, 2010). With his first-team, all-region selection, Sherrill is now eligible for Daktronics All-American honors, which will be announced next week.

Sherrill became the all-time leading scorer in school and conference history when he scored 22 points in Augusta's win over Columbus State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on Saturday. He eclipsed the mark set by Madgen in 2010 (2,306 points). Sherrill added to his total with 24 points in the Jaguars' loss to No. 6 Queens in the second round Sunday night. He finished his career with 2,333 points.

A 5-foot-9 guard from Cleveland, N.C., Sherrill was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year two weeks ago. He averaged 22.6 points on the season, starting all 32 games. He led the Peach Belt in points, field goals, free throws, and minutes played and was second in points per game and three pointers. He finished third among active 2017 Division II players for the most career points.

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 Peach Belt all-time list. He had four games of 30 or more points, including 33 against USC Aiken in the season finale, which helped Augusta win a share of the regular season conference title.

 

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