April 25, 2012

Junior Harrison George Named First Team All-State

NEWPORT NEWS, VA-The accolades continue to come in for junior Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville) as he was just named to the All-State First Team as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). The Old Dominion Athletic Conference was well represented with four players earning spots on the two teams and Virginia Wesleyan head coach Dave Macedo being named Coach of the Year.

Christopher Newport swept the Player and Rookie of the Year honors with Conley Taylor and Mike Cherry taking home the respective awards.

George has already been named Second Team All-Region and First Team All-ODAC this season. This season marked the second time he was named All-Region and third he was named All-ODAC. He also earned conference and state Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman.

This season, George led the Tigers and was third in the ODAC in scoring at 16.7 points-per-game while his 57.5% accuracy was fourth best in the league. The junior was also in the top-ten in the league with 6.1 rebounds-per-game (10th), 2.6 assists-per-game (8th), 1.9 steals-per-game (10th), 0.9 blocks-per-game (8th), and 4.5 defensive rebounds-per-game (8th).

George was often hard to stop, scoring 20 points this season 11 times and hitting the ten point mark in 20 of his 27 appearances. He also snared at least five rebounds 17 times, and notched four double-doubles, upping his career mark to 17. The Raleigh native scored a season-high 28 points three times, including back-to-back games against Roanoke and Lynchburg. He also tied his career-high mark of seven assists against Emory & Henry, and set a new career-high for thefts with eight steals against Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Currently, he is the Tigers' 11th leading scorer with 1,335 points.

Below is a list of the entire 2011-12 VaSID College Division All-State Men's Basketball Team.

Player of the Year: Conley Taylor, Christopher Newport

Rookie of the Year: Mike Cherry, Christopher Newport

Coach of the Year: Dave Macedo, Virginia Wesleyan

First Team
Byron Carpenter, Bluefield College
Harrison George, Hampden-Sydney College
Isaih Harrison, Apprentice School
Conley Taylor, Christopher Newport
D.J. Woodmore, Virginia Wesleyan

Second Team
Tra Benefield, Christopher Newport
Travis Berry, UVA-Wise
Colton Hunt, Randolph College
Marcus Mayo, Ferrum College
Donald Vaughn, Virginia Wesleyan

The accolades continue to come in for junior Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville) as he was just named to the All-State First Team as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).