March 9, 2010
FRISCO, Texas -
Southland Conference officials announced the league's postseason all-conference awards Tuesday, and three Lumberjacks were among the honorees. Stephen F. Austin junior Eddie Williams was named to the second team, senior Walt Harris took third-team honors, and redshirt sophomore Jereal Scott earned honorable mention.
This marks the third straight year for SFA to land multiple selections on one of the top three teams and the third time in as many seasons for the 'Jacks to put at least one player on the second team.
Williams' second-team honor is the first All-Southland award of his career. The junior shooting guard/small forward has been a key defensive stopper for the 'Jacks this season, typically drawing the duty of defending the opponent's top backcourt player. At the other end of the floor, Williams leads the team in scoring with 13.4 points per game. His 5.7 rebounds per game rank second on the team. Williams was also second on the team with 78 assists and finished the regular season second in the Southland Conference with 2.0 steals per contest.
Harris finished the regular season with SFA's third-best scoring average at 11.6 points per game. The 6-5 shooting guard was the top free throw shooter in the Southland, with an .847 average at the stripe, and ranked third in the league in 3-point field goal percentage at .430. Harris' 43 triples lead the 'Jacks, and he is fourth on the team with 51 assists.
In his first season as SFA's starting center, Scott put up impressive numbers to draw honorable mention in the postseason voting. His 13.0 points per game were second only to Williams, and he was third on the team with 5.3 rebounds per game. Scott shot .530 from the floor, which ranks seventh in the Southland.
The Lumberjacks will open play in the State Farm Southland Conference Basketball Tournament Wednesday with a first-round game against UT Arlington. The contest is scheduled to begin at noon from the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
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