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Sapp Tallies Second All-American Honor of Senior Season, Third of Career
Sapp Tallies Second All-American Honor of Senior Season, Third of Career
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. – Centenary College senior Gents basketball player James Sapp grabbed his second All-American nod in the past week. In the April edition of DIII News, Sapp was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

Sapp also appeared on the Honorable Mention list by NCAA Division III News in 2015. His other All-American nod came last week, when the National American Basketball Association named him Third Team All-American.

A two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 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.