Bobcats Keaton Placed on Pair of All-Region Teams
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Senior guard Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) continues to add to a long list of post season accolades, as the Georgia College & State University three-point marksman was selected to a pair of all-region teams in the last week, earning a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast District First Team, adding a position on the Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second Team.
The NABC list is voted on by region coaches, while the Daktronics squad is selected by the region's sports information directors. The Daktronics nod is the first in the award's history for Georgia College, while the NABC selection is the ninth, with just five first-team selections. The most recent all-district pick was Aaron Clark in 2008, as Jeremy Mayweather was the most recent first-team nod in 2006.
A two-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) pick, Keaton has averaged 17.3 points per contest this season, including 22 double-digit scoring games and 11 contests with 20 points or more. He also has an active streak of six straight games with 20-plus scoring. He exploded for 34 points in the PBC Quarterfinal victory over North Georgia March 6.
Keaton will now move on to the All-America ballot in the NABC.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. as they take on Barton College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Southeast Region is hosted by Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga.
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