Whitson scores 18 as West tops East, 131-125
Senior forward goes eight of 14 from the floor in the win
Springfield, Mass. - Jonathan Whitson closed out his collegiate career Friday night at the NABC Division II East-West All-Star Game, scoring 18 points and pulling down four rebounds in 22 minutes of play in helping lead the West to the 131-125 victory.
Whitson went eight of 14 from the floor, one of two from behind the arc and one of one from the free throw line in finishing fourth in scoring among the West All-Stars. The senior forward from Clyde, N.C. also added a blocked shot and a steal on the defensive end.
Whitson becomes the first Brevard College men’s basketball player to be selected to the DII All-Star Game and caps a season in which Whitson has already been recognized as a Daktronics NCAA II All-Southeast Region Second Team and NABC All-District First Team selection.
Whitson was also named a First Team All-South Atlantic Conference selection and was the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player in leading the Tornados men’s basketball team to Brevard College’s first SAC title.
Throughout the year, Whitson achieved the personal milestone of reaching 2,000 points in his career and he currently is the BC career leader in points scored at 2,028, rebounds with 942, field goals made at 785, field goals attempted at 1,510, free throws made with 438, free throws attempted at 603 and will finish his career as the Brevard College all-time scoring average leader, averaging 18.0 points per game as a Tornados.
For the season, Whitson also set several records, including most free throws made and most consecutive free throws made in a row, while also setting the school record for most consecutive free throws made in a game and most field goals made in a game.