BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship semifinal games, the league held a banquet to honor their all-conference performers. Jordan Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and first team all-conference while James Brown garnered second team honors. Head coach George Pitts was selected Conference Carolinas Co-Coach of the Year along with Nick Pasqua of Southern Wesleyan University.
Floyd is named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for the second time, the last came in 2017-18 when he also earned first team All-Conference Carolinas honors. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native has led NCAA Division II in scoring the majority of the year, averaging 31.6 points per game. He is the only NCAA Division II player averaging more than 30.0 PPG. Across all three NCAA divisions, Floyd is the second-leading scorer trailing an NCAA Division III player.
He has set school records for points in a game, season and career this season. He set the school record for points in a game at 43, hitting that mark four times before scoring 47 against Erskine College. This season he has scored 916 points, which is a school record. On Tuesday night in the quarterfinals, he became King's all-time leading scorer as he now has 1,860 career points in three seasons. Floyd has scored 30 points in a game 18 times and reached the 40-point plateau seven times.
Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week seven times, earning U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) NCAA Division II National Player of the Week twice. He Leads Conference Carolinas with 313 field goals, shooting 50.1 percent from the floor, 102 three-point field goals, shooting 41.8 percent from long range, 118 free throws, shooting 81.0 percent from the line. Floyd's 33 blocks also lead the league.
Brown earns second team All-Conference Carolinas honors a season after being selected to the third team. The Lansing, Mich., native ranks 11th in Southeast region with a 50.7 field goal percentage. His 46 steals rank sixth in the conference and 18th in the region while he ranks 10th in the league in total rebounds. He averages 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He scored a season-high 29 points in a win at Limestone and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds, posting his lone double-double of the season in a win over Johnson University (Tenn.)
Pitts earns Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year honors for the third team. It is also his fourth overall coach of the year award as he was selected Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Coach of the Year in 2008. Pitts earned previously earned Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year honors in 2012 and 2016. He led King to their fourth Conference Carolinas regular season title in nine seasons. This season the Tornado won 20 games for the eighth time under Coach Pitt's tutelage and fourth time as NCAA Division II members.
As the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship, the Tornado take on fourth-seeded Southern Wesleyan in the first semifinal on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.