March 3, 2016
Taylor Claims Second Team All-SAC Men's Basketball Honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- Catawba sophomore guard Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) was named to the 2015-16 All-South Atlantic Conference second team as the league released its all-conference teams and award winners on Thursday. Lenoir-Rhyne guard Keenan Palmore was voted the SAC Player of the Year, while Anderson’s Randall Shaw was voted the Freshman of the Year. Josh Schertz, of Lincoln Memorial was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
Taylor led Catawba in scoring (17.3), rebounding (5.5) and steals (45) on the season and was second in assists (61). The sophomore connected on nearly half of his shots, making 176-of-363 (48.5%) and canned 44-of-102 (43.1%) three-pointers. Taylor was also proficient from the free throw line where he shot 84% (105-of-125). Among SAC leaders, Taylor stands 11th in scoring, fifth in steals, ninth in three-point percentage and fifth in three-point percentage.
Palmore finished the regular season as the SAC leader with 22.1 points, 6.8 assists and 9.4 rebounds per game. Shaw led his team in scoring with 19.8 points per game and made 68 three-pointers. Schertz led Lincoln Memorial to a fourth-straight title as the Railsplitters became the first men’s basketball team to finish the year with an undefeated league mark.
2015-16 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams
Keenan Palmore, Lenoir-Rhyne
Gerel Simmons, Lincoln Memorial
Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial
Rob Lewis, Queens
Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Sean Morgan, Queens
Jalen Steele, Lincoln Memorial
Will Perry, Lenoir-Rhyne
Isiah Cureton, Wingate
Sawyer Williams, Carson-Newman
Darius Carter, Tusculum
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
Demarcus Threatt, Brevard
Marquis Rankin, Queens
Gerald Evans, Newberry
Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial
Randall Shaw, Anderson
Donte Samuels, Coker
Randall Shaw, Anderson
Mike Baez, Wingate
Zack Pangallo, Carson-Newman
D.J. Copeland, Newberry
Jeremy Bouton, Anderson
Player of the Year: Keenan Palmore, Lenoir-Rhyne
Freshman of the Year: Randall Shaw, Anderson
Coach of the Year: Josh Schertz, Lincoln Memorial
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