BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After finishing the season as the nation's second-leading scorer, Chris Clemons of Campbell University has continued to receive recognition.
The sophomore guard from Raleigh has been named to the SB Nation Mid-Major Madness All-Mid-Major honorable mention. He also has been named to the all-state first team by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.
A first-team All-Big South Conference, All-Big South tournament, and all-academic team member, Clemons was also named to the CollegeInsider.com post-season all-tournament team as well as the NABC All-District 3 second team.
On the year, Clemons finished second nationally in scoring (25.1) while setting school records for points (904), field goals (301), 3-pointers (118) and scoring average. He set a school and Big South Conference record with 51 points Mar. 2 in Campbell's 81-79 league quarterfinal win over defending champ UNC Asheville. Clemons added 33 in a Big South semifinal win over Radford before scoring 29 at eventual champ Winthrop in the league final.
Clemons averaged 31.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 3.0 steals in three CIT outings for the Camels, who won first- and second-round games before falling to Furman in the quarterfinals.
A sophomore from Raleigh, Clemons broke the Gore Arena scoring record in the CIT opener Mar. 14 vs. Houston Baptist, when he tallied 39 points in a 98-79 victory over the Huskies.
Clemons was joined on the all-state first team by Dennis Smith, Jr. of NC State, C.J. Bryce of UNC Wilmington, Jon Davis of Charlotte and Patrick Cole of NC Central. Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by NCCSIA members.
SB Nation All-Mid-Major Madness Honorable Mention|
Chris Clemons, Campbell
Jimmy Hall, Kent State
Kevin Hervey, UT Arlington
Cameron Oliver, Nevada
Scoochie Smith, Dayton
Steve Taylor Jr., Toledo
Jacorey Williams, Middle Tennessee
NCCSIA University Division All-State
Chris Clemons, G, So., Campbell, Raleigh, N.C.
C.J. Bryce, G, Jr., UNC Wilmington, Charlotte, N.C.
Dennis Smith, Jr., G, Fr., NC State, Fayetteville, N.C.
Jon Davis, G, So., Charlotte, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Patrick Cole, G, Sr.-R, NC Central, Newark, N.J.
Devontae Cacok, F, Jr., UNC Wilmington, Riverdale, Ga.
Abdul-Malik Abu, F, Jr., NC State, Boston, Mass.
Chris Flemmings, G, Sr., UNC Wilmington, Cary, N.C.
Tyler Seibring, F, So., Elon, Normal, Ill.
Haboubacar Mutombo, G, Jr.-R, Western Carolina, Pickering, Ontario