January 14, 2011

King adds rankings in NCAA DII Men's Basketball Stat Report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added a Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Stat Rankings to give the team eight in the newest report from the national office. Within the rankings, five were in the team category with three individuals and a total of three were in the Top-10.

The highest individual ranking was obtained by Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) at No. 2 in three point field goals per game with 3.9 per contest, the same spot he had a week ago. He was also No. 35 in three point field goal percentage with a 42.6 mark. His 18.4 points per game led the team and put him No. 61, a nine-spot improvement.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) and his 67.7 field goal percentage landed at No. 8, down a spot from last week.

King ranked No. 7 in three point field goals per game with 9.8, which was down from the No. 5 ranking in the last report. The Tornado squad used a 17.3 assists per game mark to move to No. 22, an 11-spot rise. The team also moved up a dozen spots in the assist-turnover ratio to No. 27. King's 38.5 three point percentage was at No. 41. The final team ranking in the Top-50 came from in the turnover margin category which was right at No. 50, 2.7 per game. King improved 37 spots as the margin went up from 1.7 a week ago.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) and a 1.96 assist-turnover ratio put him at No. 68 while Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) was No. 89 in field goal percentage, 52.5. In all King had six individual Top-100 rankings, the same number as a week ago.

Additionally, King was No. 51 in steals per game (9.0), No. 59 in scoring offense (79.8), No. 81 in field goal percentage (46.8) and No. 89 in turnovers per game (14.1) for nine Top-100 rankings, one more than last week. The new Top-100 ranking was in the turnovers per game category.

King, at 7-10, will travel to No. 5 Augusta State (Ga.) University for a 4 p.m. contest Saturday.