Sapp Named All-Region by
Monday, March 13, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. – In February, senior James Sapp garnered Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the second time in his career. With the All-Region recipients released by on Monday, March 13, Sapp grabbed Second Team All-South Region honors for the second time in three seasons.

Sapp became the first player in nine seasons to lead the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in both points and rebounds per game, and only the third player to receive SCAC Player of the Year accolades twice.

Sapp was also named First Team All-Conference for the third-straight season.

The 2014-15 SCAC Player of the Year in his second season – only the second player to have won the honor as a sophomore – 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.