Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Story Courtesy of Lee Wright, Clayton State Sports Information

MORROW, G.A. –  Pfeiffer’s Chris Woods was selected as the 2010-11 Daktronics Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year for men’s basketball, which was announced on Wednesday. In addition to his postseason award, Woods was also selected first team All-Southeast Region in the process. He is joined on the All-Region first team by Georgia Southwestern’s Phillip Brown, Lincoln Memorial’s Desmond Johnson, Augusta State’s George Johnson and Clayton State’s Timmy Downs.

With the first team selection, all five players are automatically eligible for Daktronics Division II All-American honors.

Woods, a 6-foot-5 senior forward from Greensboro, N.C., finished his distinguished career at Pfeiffer by averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds a game this season for the , while shooting 60 percent from the field. He was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas for a third straight season and was honored as the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. Woods led Conference Carolinas in scoring, and was ranked second in rebounding and field goal percentage and fourth in blocked shots.

Woods finished his career at Pfeiffer with over 2,000 points.

Brown, a 6-7 junior forward from Jonesboro, Ga., spearheaded Georgia Southwestern’s dramatic turnaround to an NCAA Division II National Tournament berth this season as a first team All-Peach Belt Conference selection and PBC Player of the Year. He averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds a game and shot 63 percent from the field, leading the PBC in both rebounding and field goal percentage. A 6-6 junior forward from Lynch, Ky., Desmond Johnson was a key catalyst in what has been a banner season so far at Lincoln Memorial. He was selected first team All-South Atlantic Conference and was the SAC Player of the Year, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and shooting 63 percent from the field.

George Johnson, a 6-4 senior guard from Arlington, Va., helped pace Augusta State to both the PBC regular season and tournament titles after transferring from Gannon. He was selected first team All-PBC, averaging 16 points and four rebounds a game. In addition, Johnson shot 44 percent from 3-point range to lead the PBC. Downs, a 5-6 senior guard from Greenville, S.C., finished the season ranked second in the Peach Belt Conference in scoring at 19.6 points a game. He also led the conference in steals and ranked second in assists to garner first team All-Peach Belt honors for Clayton State.

2011 Daktronics Men’s All-Southeast Region Team

First Team
Player / School
*Chris Woods / Pfeiffer 
Phillip Brown / Georgia Southwestern 
Desmond Johnson / Lincoln Memorial 
George Johnson / Augusta State  
Timmy Downs / Clayton State  
*2011 Southeast Region Player of the Year: Chris Woods (Pfeiffer)

Second Team
Player / School
D’Mario Curry / Lincoln Memorial 
Brandon Robinson / Clayton State
Jarrell Douglass / Limestone 
Richard Barbee / Belmont Abbey
Josh Roper / Brevard