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Arrington, Morrison And Taylor Earn SAC Men's Basketball Post-Season Honors

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- Catawba’s KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) and Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) headlined the Catawba Indians post-season men’s basketball honorees from the South Atlantic Conference.  Arrington was named first team All-SAC, while Morrison was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Arrington was second in the SAC in scoring at the end of the regular season, averaging 17.7 points a game.  The junior stood seventh in rebounding (7.8), seventh in three-point shooting (42.1%) and tenth in free throw percentage (82.5%). 

Morrison, who also earned honorable mention all-league honors, received 10 of 11 possible first place votes.  He was tenth in the conference in scoring (15.5), steals (36) and three-point percentage (40.7%).  Among his six 20+ point scoring games was a 39-point effort against Newberry on Nov. 25.

Joining Morrison on the SAC All-Freshman team was Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS).  Taylor was just shy of averaging double figures at 9.9 points a game through the regular season.  He also added 4.8 rebounds and game and was ninth in the SAC in assists (80).  Taylor is shooting 84.8% from the free throw line which is fifth best in the SAC.

Lincoln Memorial guard Lorenza Ross was voted the 2014-15 SAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.  In addition, Lincoln Memorial mentor Josh Schertz was tabbed the Coach of the Year.


2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Agate

First Team
Lorenza Ross, Lincoln Memorial
Demarkus Smith, Newberry
K.J. Arrington, Catawba
Carson Brooks, Carson-Newman
Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial
Darius Moose, Brevard

Second Team
Errick Bethel, Coker
Ryan Daye, Wingate
Rob Lewis, Queens
Sean Morgan, Queens
Chase Mounce, Tusculum
Keenan Peterson, Lincoln Memorial

Honorable Mention
Isaiah Cutherbertson, Mars Hill
Jerrin Morrison, Catawba
Will Perry, Lenoir-Rhyne
Chris Ross, Anderson
Donte Samuels, Coker
Myson Jones, Anderson

All-Freshman
Jerrin Morrison, Catawba
Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
Maurice Howard, Anderson (tie)
James Stepp, Newberry (tie)

Player of the Year: Lorenza Ross, Lincoln Memorial
Freshman of the Year: Jerrin Morrison, Catawba
Coach of the Year: Josh Schertz, Lincoln Memorial

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