Dockery tops NCAA DII stat ranking

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Mark Dockery shot his way to No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball three-point field goals per game category, the national office announced. In all King posted 16 Top-50 stat rankings in this week's report.

Dockery, a senior from Nickelsville, Va., took over the top spot from West Liberty's Jordan Fortney. Dockery's average of 4.18 per game also ranked No. 2 in all of NCAA men's basketball only behind NCAA Division III leader Chris Sullivan, from Wittenberg, with a 4.27 average. The NCAA Division I leader was Buffalo's Zach Filzen with 3.59 per contest.

In addition Dockery was No. 19 in three-point field goal percentage with a 43.0 mark and No. 32 in scoring with a 20.0 average. His 83.7 free-throw percentage also was good for No. 77.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) made his way to No. 7 in field-goal percentage with a 65.5 mark, up a spot despite the percentage dropping slightly. His 7.9 rebounds per game were good for the No. 76 spot.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) and his 2.39 assist-turnover ratio held the No. 21 spot and a 2.3 steals per game average landed at No. 24. A 2.5 three-point field goals per game average was in at No. 77. He dished out 4.1 assists per game to move him into the Top-100 at No. 98.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) and a 56.3 field-goal percentage moved him up to No. 46, a 10-spot climb.

King posted two No. 3 team rankings, three-point field goals per game and assists per game with 10.2 three pointers and 19.6 assists per contest.. The Tornado also moved up in the turnover margin to No. 7 with a 4.4 mark, the same ranking the 10.6 steals per game landed at.

The team moved up to No. 10 in scoring offense with an 85.1 average.

A 1.34 assist-turnover ratio put King at No. 12 while the squad's 39.4 three-point field goal percentage was in at No. 14.

The Tornado's 12.0 scoring margin moved King to No. 20 and a 48.8 field-goal percentage was ranked No. 22 to give the team nine Top-25 team rankings.

King, now at 15-14 on the season, will have to wait to see who is next as the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament bracket will be announced Monday. The tournament will either be a four or five-team event, depending on Campbellsville (Ky.) University's run in the Mid-South Conference tournament this weekend. The Tornado will be the No. 1 seed for the NCCAA Mid-East for a second straight year if Campbellsville advances to the NAIA Division I National Tournament. If Campbellsville plays in the NCCAA Mid-East, King will be the No. 2 seed.