Men's Basketball


King improves in numerous NCAA DII stat rankings

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College moved on up in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Basketball stat report, released by the national office. The Tornado added four rankings into the Top-50 giving the team a total of 17.

Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) and his 19.4 scoring average climbed 19 spots to No. 41. He remained No. 2 in three-point field goals made per game with 4.08, just behind West Liberty's Jordan Fortney and his 4.09 per game. Dockery was also No. 19 in three-point field goal percentage with a 43.2 mark. Thanks to a 21-for-24 effort at the free throw line last week, Dockery went to No. 91 in the free throw percentage with an 83.0 percentage.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) added two Top-50 rankings to give him four. New were the three-point field goals per game and three-point field goal percentage of 2.7 and 37.9, respectively. Both were in the No. 49 spots. His steals per game average of 2.3 was up two places to No. 31 while the assist-turnover ratio of 2.1 was at No. 49.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) kept the No. 8 spot in field goal percentage with a 66.1 mark. He landed at No. 85 in rebounds per game with 7.8.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) moved up three places to No. 69 with a 53.9 field goal percentage.

In the team categories, the highest was the three-point field goals per game of 10.2 at No. 3. Also in the Top-5 was the assist per game average of 18.7 at No. 5, up four spots.

King used 10.6 steals per game to land at No. 6 nationally while a 4.2 turnover margin was No. 10 giving the team four Top-10 team rankings for a second straight week.

A 1.26 assist turnover ratio had King at No. 15 while a 39.1 three-point field goal percentage was good for No. 19 in the ranking.

The highest climber in the team category came from a 47.5 field goal percentage which was up to No. 44, a 14 spot move. Thanks to a 124-point outburst last week King's 83.8 scoring average was up a dozen places at No. 17.

The Tornado's 9.9 scoring margin was at No. 35 while 18.7 personal fouls per game was in at No. 87.

Next for the Tornado will be a 4 p.m. contest Saturday against the visiting Central State (Ohio) University. When King went to Central State on Jan. 29 King ended up on the short side of an 86-82 contest. The Tornado will look to win for the seventh straight time at home in the contest.

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