February 23, 2012

George and Williamson Earn All-ODAC Honors

FOREST, VA-Junior forward Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville) was named to the All-ODAC First Team, and sophomore forward Khobi Williamson (Norfolk, VA/Maury) was named to the Third Team as voted on by the ODAC coaches. The All-Conference honor is the third for George - the 2010 ODAC Rookie of the Year - and first for Williamson.

Virginia Wesleyan's D.J. Woodmore - the reigning ODAC Rookie of the Year - and Dave Macedo took home Player and Coach of the Year accolades, respectively, and Guilford's Will Freeman was named this season's Rookie of the Year. Randolph's Colton Hunt earned ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.

George, a D3Hoops.com Preseason All-American was second in the ODAC in scoring at 17.1 points-per-game while adding 6.1 rebounds-per-game (10th in the league). He also ranked in the top ten in steals with 1.8 per-game. George has been dominant offensively, scoring at least ten points in 20 of his 25 games, while reaching the 20 point mark 11 times, including a stretch of nine 20-plus point games in ten outings. He also recorded four double-doubles, and unselfishly dished out at least three assists 11 times, including a career-best seven against Emory & Henry. Defensively this season, he has blocked 19 shots and recorded 46 steals. As a junior, the standout ranks 13th in Hampden-Sydney scoring history with 1,312 points.

Williamson, an athletic game-changer, receives his first All-ODAC nod after averaging 11 points- and 6.3 rebounds-per-game. He's in the top-25 in the ODAC in scoring, while his rebounding average is ninth. 2.3 of his boards-per-game come on the offensive end which also ranks ninth in the ODAC. A defensive presence, the high leaping Williamson manages 1.4 blocks-per-game (31 total) which is fourth in the league. Williamson has scored at least ten points 15 times this season and snared at least five boards 16 times in his 24 appearances. His 11 points-per-game come efficiently as he leads the ODAC in filed percentage, connecting on 62.9 percent of his attempts.

George and Williamson will look to lead the fourth seeded Tigers to their ODAC-leading 11th crown with a quarterfinal match up against fifth seeded Lynchburg at 3:00 pm, tomorrow February 24, at the Salem Civic Center.

Below is a list of all of the 2012 All-ODAC honorees.

2012 ALL-ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS
Kurt Axe Memorial Player of the Year: D.J. Woodmore, So., Guard, Virginia Wesleyan

Bob Johnson Coach of the Year:  Dave Macedo, Virginia Wesleyan
Rookie of the Year:  Will Freeman, Fr., Forward, Guilford

ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete:  Colton Hunt, Jr., Guard, Randolph

All-ODAC First Team
Nathan Campbell, Sr., Forward, Lynchburg
Harrison George, Jr., Forward, Hampden-Sydney
Colton Hunt, Jr., Guard, Randolph

Josh Pittman, Jr., Guard, Guilford

Donald Vaughn, Sr., Forward, Virginia Wesleyan
D.J. Woodmore, So., Guard, Virginia Wesleyan

All-ODAC Second Team
Kwasi Amponsah, Jr., Guard, Roanoke
Chris Astorga, Jr., Forward, Virginia Wesleyan
Calvin Croskey, Sr., Guard, Randolph-Macon
J.D. Ey, Jr., Forward, Washington and Lee
Lamar Giggetts, Jr., Forward, Randolph-Macon

Gabriel Lowder, Sr., Guard, Guilford

All-ODAC Third Team
Austin Chillemi, Jr., Center, Lynchburg
Adam Desgain, Sr., Guard, Randolph-Macon

Malcolm Green, Jr., Guard, Emory & Henry

Andrew Thorne, Jr., Forward, Eastern Mennonite
Khobi Williamson, So., Center, Hampden-Sydney
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Sr., Forward, Randolph