Faison Tabbed to PBC Mens Basketball All-Conference Team
AIKEN, S.C. - USC Aiken's Byron Faison was chosen to the 2010 Peach Belt Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference on Friday evening.
Faison was honored during a special banquet at the Convocation Center on the eve of the 2010 Marvin Vanover Peach Belt Conference Basketball Championships.
A native of Sumter, S.C., Faison enters USC Aiken's Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinal game with Clayton State on Saturday averaging a team-best 13 points per game. Faison is also averaging 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
Faison has played in all 27 games for the Pacers thus far in the 2009-10 season. He has played an average of 25.9 minutes per game.
A true scoring threat every time he touches the basketball, Faison has scored in double figures in 18 of USC Aiken's 27 outings. He has scored 15 or more points in nine of the 18 games.
Faison's best personal performance of the year came in USC Aiken's regular season contest with Clayton State. Faison scored a career-high 30 points in the game. He knocked down eight three-pointers in the contest.
Faison and the Pacers will take on Clayton State at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 6.
Pacers dominated East third-seeded Francis Marion en route to an 80-59 victory in the quarterfinals to set up the semifinal contest with Clayton State.
The Lakers upset NCAA Division II 14th-ranked and PBC West top-seeded Georgia College & State, 77-66, in their quarterfinal match-up in Milledgeville, Ga.
The semifinal is the second of two men's basketball semifinals at the Convocation Center on Saturday with national No. 1 and PBC East No. 1 Augusta State set to square off with West second-seeded Montevallo in the first men's semifinal of the evening at 6 p.m.
The 2009-10 All-Conference team is listed below. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
2010 Peach Belt Conference
Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
Fred Brathwaite, Augusta State
Ben Madgen, Augusta State
Freddy Little, Montevallo
Graham Martin, GCSU
Alex Smith, Augusta State
Simel Boyd, Francis Marion
Byron Faison, USC Aiken
Michael Moynihan, North Georgia
Robert Murry, Clayton State
Chris Rawls, Georgia Southwestern
Daniel Dixon, Augusta State
D.J. Ferguson, Flagler
Ty Rowland, GCSU
Patrick Shokpeka, Armstrong Atlantic State
Chris Telesford, Columbus State
Player of the Year: Ben Madgen, Augusta
Defensive Player of the Year: Daniel Dixon, Augusta State
Freshman of the Year: Shahmel Brackett, UNC Pembroke
Coach of the Year: Dip Metress, Augusta State