Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hannah, Nabors receive all-conference honors
By BARRY BURLESON
Two former Holly Springs Hawks earned all-conference honors in their final college basketball seasons - one first team and the other second.
Clevin Hannah, a 5’11” guard at Wichita State, made the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team.
The senior led the Shockers in scoring with a 12.1 points per game average. He also dished out 145 assists. Hannah was one of the nation’s top free-throw shooters, connecting on 85 of 93 tries, a percentage of .914. He hit 61 of 142 three-point attempts (a .430 percentage).
Hannah also had 40 steals, second best on the team.
Wichita State lost to Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game. Hannah scored 12 points in that contest.
The Shockers (25-9) received a spot in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). They will host Nevada (20-12) on Wednesday of this week at 7 p.m. in the opening round.
Justin Nabors, a 6’7” forward at Lamar University, picked up second-team honors on the All-Southland Conference Team.
The senior finished as the Cardinals’ top scorer this season with 14.6 points per game. He made 51.2 percent of his field goals to rank 10th in the conference. His 9.7 rebounds per outing led the conference. He had a career-high 24 boards against Louisiana College on December 20, 2009, which were the second most in the NCAA all year and placed him tied for the fourth most in a game in Lamar history.
But perhaps most impressively, he recorded 15 double-doubles this season. That number led the conference and tied for 18th in Division I basketball. He scored in double figures 24 times and registered double-digit rebounds a league-best 16 times.
Lamar ended its season with a 14-18 overall record.
Both Hannah and Nabors played for coach Naylond Hayes at Holly Springs High School and helped lead the Hawks to back-to-back state championships in 2004 and 2005.
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