BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Senior guard Curtis Stephens (Detroit, Mich.) was named to the first team all- Appalachian Athletic Conference team as the AAC announced its annual men's basketball all-conference honors today.
Curtis Stephens garnered the nomination after playing in only 15 games for The Bulldogs.
On the season, Stephens has amassed 255 points (17 points per game) while shooting 85 percent (68-for-80) from the free throw line, 44.5 percent (81-for-182) from the field and 44.6 percent (25-for-56) from behind the arc. He has also tallied 44 assists and 26 steals in his short time with the Bulldogs.
Pulling down the second team all-AAC nomination was senior guard Darrel Jackson (Jonesboro, Ark.). Jackson has started 27 games on the year and is the second leading scorer on the team at 15.2 points per game (425 total points). Jackson leads the team in assists with 92 (3.29 avg.) and has tallied 28 steals to this point in the season.
Jackson has shot 51.8 percent (157-for-303) from the field and 36.2 percent (21-for-58) from three-point land, while pulling down 100 rebounds (29 offensive, 71 defensive) for the Bulldogs. Jackson's 29 offensive rebounds are tops amongst the guards for the Bulldogs this season.
Collecting the third All-AAC honor was junior guard Nathan Beckley (Clarksville, Ind.) as he earned a place on the all-academic team. In order to be considered for the Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Academic team a player must hold at least a sophomore standing and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Union (18-12, 11-5 AAC), winners in eight of its last nine contests, puts its four game winning streak on the line tonight when the Bulldogs play host to Milligan College in AAC Tournament Quarterfinal action. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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