Sapp Grabs NABC First Team All-Region Accolades for Second Time in Career
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On the heels of being named to the South All-Region Second Team by D3Hoops.com earlier this week, senior James Sapp was named NCAA Division III First Team All-Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday, March 15.

“We are so proud of James carrying on the proud Centenary tradition on the All-Region teams,” said head coach Adam Walsh. “He had a phenomenal final season in a Gents uniform and very deserving of the accolades given to him. He has capped his career with a phenomenal single season, being the first player in nine seasons to lead the SCAC in scoring and rebounding.”

This is the second time in three years Sapp won both Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors while also being named All-Region by both D3Hoops.com and the NABC.

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.