Whitson led the team in scoring and rebounding in 2007-08.
Whitson led the team in scoring and rebounding in 2007-08.

Whitson Named To NCCSIA College Division All-State Second-Team

Whitson Named To NCCSIA College Division All-State Second-Team
 
Fayetteville, N.C.
– Brevard College sophomore forward Jonathan Whitson was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association 2007-08 College Division All-State Men’s Basketball Second-Team on Tuesday afternoon.
 
Whitson earned the honor as he led the Tornados in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Whitson was in the top-six of the South Atlantic Conference in scoring all season long and remained in the top-10 in rebounds all year. The sophomore from Clyde, N.C. had eight double-doubles, with five of those games coming against SAC opponents. The forward was the top-scorer for BC in 21 of 28 games this season and scored in double figures in 27 of 28 games on the year, including scoring a career-high 30 points against Tusculum on February 23.
 
Whitson is joined on the second-team by Brian Grier of Wingate, Antonio Houston of Catawba, Kendrick Easley of Mount Olive and Lenny Hall of N.C. Wesleyan.
 
Catawba’s Houston and Wingate’s Brian Grier were both named to the First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference earlier this season, an honor that Brevard was not eligible for as provisional members.
 
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2007-08 College Division All-State Men’s Basketball Teams

First Team
Pos.     Name                           Class                School                          Hometown
F         Sean Barnette *#         Sr.                    Wingate                           Rock Hill, S.C.
G         Anthony Hilliard #       Jr.                      Elizabeth City State       Fayetteville, N.C.
G         Adam Nicholson         Sr.                    Greensboro                    Landover, Md.
F         Brandon Streeter         Sr.                     Mount Olive                   Jacksonville, N.C.
C        Ben Strong *#               Sr.                     Guilford                          Chapel Hill, N.C.

Second Team
Pos.     Name                           Class                School                          Hometown
G         Kendrick Easley           So.                   Mount Olive                  Norfolk, Va.
C        Bryan Grier                     Sr.                    Wingate                        Charlotte, N.C.
G         Lenny Hall +                  Sr.                    N.C. Wesleyan             Wilmington, N.C.
G        Antonio Houston           So.                   Catawba                       Charlotte, N.C.
F         Jonathan Whitson        So.                   Brevard                         Clyde, N.C.

# - 2006-07 NCCSIA College Division All-State First Team        
+ - 2006-07 NCCSIA College Division All-State Second Team
* - 2005-06 NCCSIA College Division All-State Second Team
 
The squads consist of student-athletes from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA colleges and universities throughout the state. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted nominees and NCCSIA members selected the teams. The all-state basketball units consist of the top 10 vote-getters and include students involved in ties.

Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from North Carolina’s NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions for the purpose of promoting college athletics in the state. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina whose responsibilities include sports information.

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