Men's Basketball


Three Tornado garner all-conference honors, Floyd POY

Three Tornado garner all-conference honors, Floyd POY

2017-18 All-Conference Carolinas Selections

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. King had three players receive all-conference honors including one being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. Jordan Floyd was unanimously selected as the conference's player of the year in addition to his first team all-conference honors. Senior Mack Owens and junior Je'Don Young also garnered honors as they were both named second team all-conference selections.

In Floyd's second season on campus, he led Conference Carolinas in scoring averaging 21.5 points per game, a mark that ranks 31st in all of NCAA Division II. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native scored at least 30 points in seven games this season while scoring at least 20 points in 15 games. He finished the season strong, scoring at least 20 points in nine of King's last 11 games. The junior posted a career-high 36 points against Lees-McRae College on February 23 in a Tornado win that gave King the regular season conference championship. In addition to Floyd's 21.5 points per game, he also averaged 2.0 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game while also holding the conference's second best free throw percentage at 87.1 percent.

Floyd's unanimous player of year selection is something that has not occurred within Conference Carolinas in at least five as no other player of the year selection has been unanimous. With his selection being unanimous, it speaks volumes to how spectacular Floyd's play was throughout the year.

Owens, a fifth-year senior from Abingdon, Va., earns all-conference honors for the first time in his career. Owens accumulated 1,067 career points and 734 rebounds in his career to rank among the programs elite in scoring and rebounding. He leaves the King program ranked 12th in career points and top-10 in career rebounds.

This season Owens averaged 13.2 points per game to go along with 9.5 rebounds per game. His rebounding average ranked him third in Conference Carolinas in rebounds per game. The senior also ranked 21st in all of NCAA Division II in double-doubles with 21 on the season including a 23-point, 11-rebound performance against Emmanuel College on February 23 in an important conference matchup. Owens was honored as Conference Carolinas men's basketball player of the week once during the 2017-18 season.

Young had a breakout season for the Tornado averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Durham, N.C., native posted at least 20 points in seven games this season for the Tornado including a four game stretch from January 23 to February 3 averaging 22.8 points per game. The junior scored a career high 26 points twice during the season for King. The second team all-conference selection ranked 11th in Conference Carolinas in three-point field goal percentage and 35th in the country.

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