Three named All-Centennial
LANCASTER, Pa. - Three members of the Ursinus College men's basketball team were named to the 2010 All-Centennial Men's Basketball team on Wednesday afternoon by the conference office. The team was voted upon by all ten head coaches in the Centennial Conference, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.
Senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) was named first-team, while freshman forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) was named to the second-team.
Junior guard Matt Hilton (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown Area) was named honorable mention.
Cousart, a honorable mention selection in 2009, was a unanimous first-team selection by the head coaches. The first player in Centennial Conference history to cross 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists, Cousart is second on the team in points per game at 14.5. He is the team-leader in rebounds per game at 8.4, and ranks third in the conference in that category. He has 114 assists, and ranks second all time in the Centennial in that category at 520.
Ward has had an impressive first season, as he is third on the team in points per game at 14.1. Missing just one game due to illness, he has started in every game he has played in. He leads the Centennial in field goal percentage at 65.3 percent (111-for-170). He also ranks second on the team in rebounding per game at 5.3 and has a team-high 21 blocks.
Hilton makes his first appearance on the All-CC squad. After missing much of last season due to injury, Hilton leads the team in points at 15.9 points per game. He is the NCAA Division III leader in foul shooting percentage at 92.9 percent (78-for-84) and has just missed two foul shots in a game one time during his three year career. Hilton is on the cusp of 1,000 points in his career, coming into Wednesday's first round game with a total of 924. He also leads the Centennial in three-pointers made (72) and three-point field goal percentage (45.0 percent). Hilton is also an All-Centennial All-Academic selection, reserved for those student athletes with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Ursinus (15-10, 11-7 Centennial) will host Muhlenberg tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Conference first round. The winner takes on top-seed Franklin & Marshall on Saturday at 3 p.m.