Men's Basketball


Brown selected Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Photo Credit: Mason Thomas
Photo Credit: Mason Thomas

Conference Carolinas Release

BRISTOL, Tenn. – James Brown of the King University men's basketball team can add an award to his mantle as he was selected Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's basketball.

The Lansing, Mich., native becomes the third player in program history to earn Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and the first since Logan Lyle in 2014. Eddie Piccinni was a two-time recipient of the award in 2012 and 2013.

Earlier this spring, Brown was selected College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District. Brown carries a GPA of 3.70 wile majoring in Business Marketing.

On the hardwood, Brown was a second team All-Conference Carolinas selection this season. He was the second-leading scorer for the Tornado, averaging 13.7 points per game while grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game. He poured in a career-high 29 points in a win at Limestone College and posted his only double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Johnson University (Tenn.).

The Scholar-Athlete awards are presented annually to one individual in each Conference Carolinas sponsored sport. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners are chosen by the Conference Carolinas Student-Athlete Affairs Committee.

To be considered, a student-athlete must be a junior or a senior with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. In addition, the nominees for the award must have been named all-conference in their sport and chosen academic all-conference.

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