Eric Ferguson Selected to Coaches SoCon All-Freshman Team
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern freshman guard Eric Ferguson has been selected to the Southern Conference Coaches All-Freshman Team as announced on Wednesday (March 2nd) by the league office. Ferguson is the ninth all-freshman team selection in program history and the first since Ben Drayton III was honored in 2009.
"I'm really happy for Eric to be honored for his freshman season," said head coach Charlton "C.Y." Young. "I think the great thing is that this is only the beginning for Eric. He has room to improve his game and the has the character and will to get better."
The Statesboro, Ga. native has posted one of the best freshman seasons in school history. He has the second-highest scoring output among Georgia Southern freshmen with 368 points. Ferguson ranks third on the Eagles' freshman blocked shots and steals list with 26 blocks and 46 steals, respectively. He ranks eighth overall in the SoCon in steals (1.5 per game) and ninth in blocks (0.8 per game).
Ferguson reached double-figure scoring in 20 games and ranks 16th in the league and fourth among Georgia Southern freshmen all-time. He has 133 field goals for a tie for fourth place on the freshman field goals list. He needs 11 rebounds to reach the freshman top-five list in that category.
Georgia Southern will play next in the 2011 Southern Conference Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Eagles open the tournament against Appalachian State on Friday, March 4th, in the second game of the day at McKenzie Arena. Tipoff will be at approximately 4:30 p.m.
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2011 SoCon Men's Basketball Awards
Omar Carter, Appalachian State
Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Donavan Monroe, College of Charleston
Cameron Wells, The Citadel
Chris Long, Elon
Amu Saaka, Furman
Omar Wattad, Chattanooga
Mike Williams, Western Carolina
Noah Dahlman, Wofford
Trent Wiedeman, College of Charleston
Lucas Troutman, Elon
Eric Ferguson, Georgia Southern
Trevis Simpson, UNCG
Trey Sumler, Western Carolina
Player of the Year
Andrew Goudelock, Sr., G, College of Charleston
Defensive Player of the Year
Richie Gordon, Sr., F, Western Carolina
Freshman of the Year
Trey Sumler, Fr., G, Western Carolina
Coach of the Year
Bobby Cremins, College of Charleston
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:10