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Sapp Grabs Second All-American Accolade of Career
Sapp Grabs Second All-American Accolade of Career
Thursday, March 16, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Centenary Gents basketball senior James Sapp continued his week of recognition Thursday, March 16, when he was named Third Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

 “We are extremely excited for James and his second All-American honor. These come around when your guys earn them with their personal hard work,” explained head Coach Adam Walsh. “We’ve been blessed as a program to have guys in these positions multiple times now, and our hope is that it provides motivation to others that put on the Gents’ uniform for years to come!”

This is the second time in three years Sapp won both Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors while also being named to an All-American Team (Honorable Mention All-American by DIII-News in 2015).

Sapp finished the season with 21.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, ranking 34th and 41st in the country, respectively. He finished 2016-17 with 15 double-doubles and his career with 38, the second-straight season averaging a double-double.

With 263 rebounds this season, he broke the SCAC career record and finished his career with 953 rebounds – along with 1,551 points. In his final home game of his career, he became only the fifth Gent and the first player in conference history to finish with more than 1500 points and 900 career rebounds.

This season, he scored the seventh-most points (43) in a single game in program history in a 98-95 loss against Texas Lutheran January 22. He was named SCAC Player of the Week on November 28 and February 20, receiving that honor eight times in his Gents career.