KANSAS CITY, Mo. --
Union sophomore Turrell Morris
was named to the third team of the 2010-11 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-American Team on Wednesday. Players for the team were selected by the All-America committee.
Morris (Columbus, Ohio), a guard, becomes the first Union College men's basketball player to be selected to one of the NAIA All-American Teams since Ernie Trosper was named to the first team in 1954-55. Since then, seven Union players have earned honorable mention honors, the last being Durrell Robinson in 2000-01.
Morris led the Bulldogs all season long, pacing the team to their first conference championship since the 1971-72 season and to their first trip to the NAIA National Tournament since the 1967-68 season. The Co-Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Morris led the league in scoring and the Bulldogs (18.48) and rebounding (10.58) for the majority of the season. He also ended the year in the team lead in blocks (32) and steals (43).
In all, Morris led the Bulldogs in scoring in 19 of the 32 games Union played in on the year and recorded 17 double-doubles, his last coming in UC's 81-59 loss to No. 1 Walsh at the National Tournament.
He also matched a school record for points in a game (45) in a win over Tennessee Wesleyan on Feb. 16 and nearly matched the school's rebounds in a game record twice during the season. For his efforts, Morris was named the AAC's Player of the Week six times during the year and also earned NAIA Division II Player of the Week honors on two occasions.
Union finished the season 16-16 overall.
Link to full 2010-11 NAIA Division II All-American Team.