January 18, 2011

King racks up NCCAA DI men's basketball stat rankings

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The King College men's basketball team posted 15 Top-25 NCCAA Division I stat rankings, the national office released. Four of the rankings were in the Top-10.

King had eight team Top-25 rankings, led by the group's assists per game mark of 16.5 which was No. 6. The Tornado used a 37.8 three-point field goal percentage to rank No. 7.

The team was No. 15 in steals per game with 8.8. The scoring mark of 77.5 had King ranked No. 16 while a 46.0 field goal percentage was No. 17. The Tornado's +3.2 scoring margin also had the No. 17 spot. King was No. 20 in free throw percentage with 69.0 while the scoring defense's 74.3 points per game came in at No. 25.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) had three of King's seven individual rankings with two coming in the Top-5. His highest ranking was No. 3 with a 66.0 field goal percentage. Powell was No. 4 in three-point field goal percentage with a 55.6 mark. He added the No. 16 ranking in rebounds per game with 7.7

Michael Fortune (Beckley, W.Va.) used an 84.4 free throw percentage to land at No. 19. He was also No. 24 in three-point field goal percentage with a 43.8 success rate.

Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) and his 17.1 points per game put the senior at No. 21 nationally.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) was No. 25 in the steals per game category with 1.8.

King, at 8-11 on the season, welcomes Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College to Bristol for a 7 p.m. contest Saturday.