Tornado Basketball improves in newest NCAA DII Stat Report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's basketball team posted two more Top-50 NCAA Division II stat rankings giving the team a dozen in the newest report from the national office.

The new Top-50 rankings were from Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) in the assist-turnover ratio and steals per game categories. Hewitt moved up 17 places to No. 37 in assist-turnover ratio of 2.15. His 2.1 steals per game sent Hewitt up 44 places to No. 47 nationally.  He went to No. 54 in three-point field goal percentage with a 36.6 mark. Hewitt added a No. 54 spot in three-point field goals per game with 2.5.

King had three more Top-50 individual rankings, led by Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) at No. 3 in three-point field goals per game with 3.9. He was also No. 26 in three-point field goal percentage at 42.2. Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) used a 66.1 field goal percentage to maintain the No. 9 spot. He was ranked No. 94 in rebounds per game with 7.6.

Dockery used an 18.3 scoring average to climb 26 places to No. 61.

The Tornado's highest team ranking was in the three-point field goals per game as King was No. 4 with 9.8 per contest. A 4.3 turnover margin sent the Tornado up a dozen places to No. 10. King's 17.6 assists per game was ranked No. 14 and 10.0 steals per game had the team in at No. 17.

King used a 1.24 assist-turnover ratio to move to No. 20 in that category. A 38.3 three-point field goal percentage gave King a No. 35 ranking while the 81.0 points per game was ranked No. 37.

The team also had three more Top-100 rankings, led by a 7.5 scoring margin at No. 68. King was No. 69 in both personal fouls per game and field goal percentage.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) and his 52.5 field goal percentage was good enough for No. 81 among NCAA Division II players.

King will play Life (Ga.) University on Feb. 10 inside the Student Center at 7 p.m. Life was ranked No. 29 in the last NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll.