Monday, March 22, 2010


Senior forward will play on the West squad on March 26th

Kansas City, Mo. - Brevard College senior forward Jonathan Whitson has been selected to play in the NABC/NCAA Division II Men's Basketball All-Star Game on Friday, March 26 in Springfield, Mass. The game will be played at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. in Springfield, the host city of the NCAA II Men's Elite Eight.

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.

Whitson joins a familiar face on the West squad as Tusculum’s Kyle Moore was also selected to the team. The full All-Star team rosters for both the East and West squads will be announced within the week by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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