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Senior Jamaal Watkins Tabbed Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region

Senior Jamaal Watkins Tabbed Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region

HIRAM, OHIO  --  Senior Hiram College men's basketball player Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) has been named second-team All-Great Lakes Region.  [All-Great Lakes Region Team]

Already this season, Watkins has been named first-team NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) All-District and first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference.  He is just the second Terrier to garner first-team All-NCAC honors since Hiram joined the conference.

This past season, the Terriers finished the year with a 14-12 overall record and made their ninth conference tournament appearance.

Individually, Watkins led the team and was second in the NCAC in scoring average at 20.1 points per game. His 20.1 ppg. scoring average puts him in a tie for eighth all-time in program history in a single-season and his 522 points this year ranks fifth best in a single-season. He shot a team-best 56.0 percent (223-of-398) from the floor and had the fourth-best shooting percentage in the NCAC. In addition, Watkins led the team in free-throws made (75), free-throws attempted (107), blocked shots (20) and steals (30). He averaged a career-high 7.5 rebounds per game, which ranked second on the team and was also amongst the league leaders, and had a single-season high 58 assists.

For his career, Watkins played in 94 games primarily as a bench player before becoming a starter this past season. He ends his career with 848 points while shooting an impressive 55.9 percent from the floor in four seasons. His shooting percentage is the third-best all-time in program history. Watkins also recorded 411 career rebounds (4.4 rpg.) to go along with 79 assists, 70 steals and 38 blocked shots.