March 9, 2011

King's Dockery holds NCAA top spot in three pointers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Mark Dockery held onto the top spot in the newest NCAA Division II Men's Basketball three-point field goals per game category as he took over as the leader in all of NCAA Men's Basketball in the category, the national office announced.

Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) and a 4.21 three-point field goals per game average was No. 1 among NCAA Men's Basketball taking the top spot from NCAA Division III leader Chris Sullivan, from Wittenburg (Ohio). Sullivan's 4.14 was down this week and the NCAA Division I leader was Kevin Foster, from Santa Clara (Calif.) with a 3.55 average.

In addition to the top spot in three-pointers per game, Dockery was No. 18 in three-point field goal percentage at 42.8 and a 20.1 scoring average was No. 30 among NCAA Division II players. An 84.0 free-throw percentage was good for No. 74 nationally for the senior.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) stole the No. 17 ranking in steals per game with 2.4 and his 2.37 assist-turnover ratio was good for No.22. He shot to No. 51 in three-point field goal percentage with a 38.0 clip and a 4.1 assists per game average landed at No. 93.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) kept No. 7 in field-goal percentage with a 65.8 mark which was up from a 65.5 percentage a week ago. He also grabbed the No. 75 ranking in rebounds per game with 7.9.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) almost made it to the Top-50 in field-goal percentage, but a 54.5 mark had him at No. 55.

In the team categories, the 10.2 three-point field goals per game had King at No. 3 once again. The Tornado's 19.6 assists per game was good for the No. 4 spot. A 10.6 steals per game average had the squad at No. 6 while an 85.2 scoring average was the seventh highest total. King and a 4.3 turnover margin fell in at No. 8.

King stayed in place in both assist-turnover ratio and three-point field-goal percentage at No. 12 and No. 14, respectively. The Tornado posted a 1.33 assist-turnover ratio with a 39.3 percentage behind the three-point line.

An 11.4 scoring margin had the Tornado at No. 21 with a 48.8 field-goal percentage held at No. 22.

The Tornado's 17.8 personal fouls per game was ranked No. 65 to give King 10 Top-100 team rankings in the 18 categories.

King will play in the NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Tournament Thursday as the Tornado welcomes Victory (Tenn.) University for a 7 p.m. contest Thursday. King will be the No. 2 seed for the event while Victory earned the No. 3 seed. The winner advances to Saturday's championship game at the highest remaining seed for an automatic bid to the NCCAA National Tournament March 17-19 in Oakland City, Ind.