Whitson earns Daktronics All-Southeast Region recognition
Junior named to 2nd team; one of only three SAC players honored
Brevard College junior forward Jonathan Whitson has been selected to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region men's basketball team, it was announced Wednesday. Whitson is a 2nd team selection, and the first Tornado in any sport to be honored as an all-region selection at the NCAA Division II level.
Whitson (Clyde, N.C.) led the Tornados in scoring and rebounding in 2008-09, tallying 19.1 ppg and 8.7 rpg. He led the South Atlantic Conference in rebounding as well as made field goals, and last week was Brevard's first All-SAC selection, earning a 1st team nod.
Whitson's best performance of the year, perhaps, came on February 11 against North Greenville, when he scored a career-high 33 points in a 78-62 win. In the game, Whitson set Brevard's all-time scoring record. February 25 against Newberry, he added the school's all-time rebounding record to his list of achievements.
The forward, who has started all 81 games since coming to Brevard three seasons ago, is one of just three SAC players to make the squad. Tusculum's Kyle Moore was a 1st team honoree, while Newberry's Clemente Martin joined Whitson on the 2nd team.
As an All-Southeast Region player, Whitson will now be considered for the Daktronics All-America team for Division II.
2009 Daktronics Men's All-Southeast Region Team
|Ben Madgen*||Augusta State||Jr.||G||6'4"||185||Willimastown, Australia|
|Kendrick Easley||Mt. Olive||Jr.||G||6'1"||180||Norfolk, Va.|
|Chris Commons||USC Aiken||Sr.||F||6'8"||215||Toledo, Ohio|
|Garret Siler||Augusta State||Sr.||C||7'0"||290||Augusta, Ga.|
|Kyle Moore||Tusculum||Jr.||G||6'3"||185||Gainesville, Fla.|
* Region Player of the Year
|Josh Dollard||USC Aiken||Jr.||F||6'8"||240||Hemmingway, S.C.|
|Shaun Keaton||Georgia College||Sr.||G||6'2"||185||Albany, Ga.|
|Clemente Martin||Newberry||Sr.||F||6'4"||205||Freeport, Bahamas|
|Jonathan Whitson||Brevard||Jr.||C||6'7"||240||Clyde, N.C.|
|Brandon Wright||Erskine||Jr.||G||6'2"||185||Goose Creek, S.C.|