Stevenett Earns All-Summit Honors
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah, March 1 - Jackson Stevenett has been named to the all-Summit League second team, the league announced today.
Stevenett, a junior forward from Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS), leads the Thunderbirds in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots this season and ranks among the league-leaders in all three categories as well as in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds.
He ranks 11th in the cleague in scoring with 16.2 points per conference game, is ninth in rebounds with 6.1 per contest and is seventh in blocks with an average of 0.8. His .534 field goal percentage ranks 12th, while his .800 free throw percentage is tied for fifth in the league. He also averages 1.8 offensive and 4.2 defensive rebounds per game, which rank 10th and eighth, respectively.
He has started all 29 games this season and has led the team in rebounding 13 times and in scoring 10 times and has scored in double figures in 20 of the last 22 games and in 23 games overall.
"I'm very proud of Jackson and happy for him that he received this award," SUU Coach Roger Reid said. "He's worked hard since he came to us three years ago and he definitely deserves to be on the all-Summit League team. He's done everything we've asked of him. He's a team-leader who plays hard on both ends of the court and plays much bigger than his size."
Stevenett is the Thunderbirds' first all-Summit League performer since Davis Baker earned second-team honors in 2009.
The Thunderbirds open the Summit League tournament Sunday evening when they take on Oakland at 8:30 p.m. (CST) at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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