March 5, 2009
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Stephen F. Austin senior center Matt Kingsley is a first-team selection on the 2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 23 squad, according to an announcement made Thursday by the organization. Kingsley is the first Lumberjack selected to the squad since 2004 and is SFA's only first-team selection in nine seasons under head coach Danny Kaspar.
The Houston, Texas, native leads the Lumberjacks in both scoring and rebounding with 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. He ranks sixth in the Southland Conference in both categories. Kingsley has posted eight performances of 20 or more points this season, including a career-high 33 against Jackson State on Dec. 2. He has recorded seven double-figure rebounding games and six double-doubles this season.
The 6-9 Cypress Creek High School product ranks No. 2 in SFA's NCAA Division I era with 1,422 career points and 588 career rebounds. Kingsley's 367 career field goals are tops, all-time in Lumberjack basketball history. He has played in all 117 games during his four-year career, making him the program's career leader in that category.
The last Lumberjack to make the NABC All-District squad was Antonio Burks in 2004.
Kingsley and the Lumberjacks will wrap up the regular season Saturday, when they take on UTSA in a road game in San Antonio, Texas. SFA (20-7, 12-3 SLC) has already clinched at least a share of the program's second straight Southland Conference championship. A win Saturday would lock up the No. 1 seed at next week's SLC Tournament. The game against the Roadrunners is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip.
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