Four PBC Men’s Basketball Players Named Daktronics All-Region
MORROW, GA – Four Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball players were named to the Daktrnoics All-Region team, three of those on the first team. GSW’s Phillip Brown, Augusta State’s George Johnson and Clayton State’s Timmy Downs were all named first-team All-Region and are now eligible for All-America consideration. Clayton State’s Brandon Robinson was named to the second team.
Brown spearheaded GSW's dramatic turnaround this season as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and an All-Conference First Team selection. He was named the PBC Player of the Week on three occasions and is averaging 15 points and 11.2 rebounds a game. Brown is shooting 63.4 percent from the field, leading the PBC in both rebounding and field goal percentage. He ranks third in the conference in blocked shots and 10th in scoring.
Brown ranks near the top of D-II in several categories, as well, including rebounds per game (fourth), field goal percentage (11th) and blocks (19th). A 6-foot-7 junior, Brown has recorded 14 double-doubles this season and scored in double-figures on 24 occasions. In addition, he's pulled down double-figure rebounds 16 times.
Brown becomes the second GSW student-athlete to be named All-Region since the 'Canes joined the NCAA in 2006-07. Golfer Craig Gibson was named to the PING All-Region Southeast Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America in May of last year.
A 6-4 shooting guard from Arlington, Va., Johnson helped pace Augusta State to both the Peach Belt Conference regular season championship and PBC Tournament title in his first year as a member of the program. He was a first-team, All-PBC selection and averaged 16.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game during the regular season.
In addition, Johnson led the PBC in 3-point percentage (.438) and ranked third in the league in 3-point field goals made (3.8 per game), third in free-throw percentage (.855), seventh in minutes played (31.7 mpg.) and 10th in steals (1.5 spg.). He also ranked ninth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage and 17th in 3-point field goals made per game. He has scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games and scored 20 or more points eight times, including a career-high 31 points at Mount Olive on Dec. 30, 2010.
Downs becomes the fourth Laker ever to earn first team honors. Robinson and Downs have been the top two scorers in the Peach Belt all season, rotating more than once between first and second. Robinson currently leads the Peach Belt in scoring at 20.4 points a game, while Downs is a close second at 19.6 points a game.
A 5-6, 165-pound senior from Greenville, S.C., Downs scored in double-figures in all but one game this season. He also had 15 games with 20 or more points – the most by any player this season in the Peach Belt. Downs scored a career-high 28 points in three games against Tennessee Temple, USC Aiken and Georgia Southwestern.
He also recorded two double-doubles. Downs leads the Peach Belt in steals (2.3 spg) and is ranked second in assists (5.5 apg). He finished 59 points shy of 1,000 for his Laker career.
A 6-foot-6, 180-pound senior from Lake Wales, Fla., Robinson has scored in double-figures in every game this season for the Lakers. Three times, he has scored 30 or more points, including his career-high 31 points twice against St. Augustine’s and against Georgia Southwestern in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
In addition, Robinson had 12 more games of scoring 20 or more points and recorded three double-doubles. In addition to leading the conference in scoring, he is also eighth in the conference in steals and 10th in free throw percentage (81 percent). Robinson came up only 10 points shy of reaching 1,000 for his Laker career.
The Daktronics team is voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
2011 Daktronics Men’s All-Southeast Region Team
|Chris Woods||Pfeiffer||Sr.||F||6-5||215||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Phillip Brown||Ga. Southwestern||Jr.||F||6-7||220||Jonesboro, Ga.|
|Desmond Johnson||Lincoln Memorial||Jr.||F||6-6||210||Lynch, Ky.|
|George Johnson||Augusta State||Sr.||G||6-4||198||Arlington, Va.|
|Timmy Downs||Clayton State||Sr.||G||5-6||165||Greenville, S.C.|
2011 Southeast Region Player of the Year: Chris Woods (Pfeiffer)
|D'Mario Curry||Lincoln Memorial||Sr.||F||6-7||180||Detroit, Mich.|
|Brandon Robinson||Clayton State||Sr.||G||6-6||180||Lake Wales, Fla.|
|Jarrell Douglass||Limestone||Jr.||F||6-5||220||Leesburg, Va.|
|Richard Barbee||Belmont Abbey||Sr.||G||6-3||200||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Josh Roper||Brevard||Sr.||G||6-0||180||Charlotte, N.C.|