In advance of their trip to play in the District XIII Championship game, four Greyhounds have been named to the NJCAA All-Region 2 Basketball Team for the 2018-19 season.
Jalen Lynn, a 6'0" freshman guard from Collierville, Tennessee, was named to the All-Region First Team. Lynn is averaging 17.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting over 45% from the field, 38.5% from the 3-point line and 83.1% from the free throw line, good for 35th in the country. Also, his 2.8 three-pointers per game currently ranks him 36th in the nation.
White, a 6'6" freshman forward from Jacksonville, Arkansas, is averaging 10.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game while shooting 59.8% from the field which is currently ranked 37th in the nation.
Byrd, a 6'2" freshman guard/forward from West Memphis, Arkansas, is averaging 8.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 57.1% from the field and 40.0% from the 3-point line. He is also currently 34th in the nation in offensive rebounds, averaging 3.2 per game.
Halk, a 6'3" sophomore point guard from Benton, Arkansas, is averaging 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, a school record 6.2 assists per game, and a team-high 1.8 steals per game. He is currently 8th in the nation in assists. He is shooting 42.0% from the field, 38.1% from the three-point line and 82.1% from the free throw line.
In addition, Head Coach Chris Parker was named the Region 2 Coach of the Year in the inaugural year of the award for Division II. Parker is in his ninth year at ASU Mid-South and his eighth year as Head Men's Basketball Coach after helping start the athletics program in 2010.
ASU Mid-South (22-8) plays at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri, Saturday at 1:00pm in the District XIII Championship Game. The winner advances to the NJCAA National Basketball Tournament in Danville, Illinois, March 19-23.
NJCAA Region 2 DII All-Region Team
|Sheldon Stevens-MVP||FR||6'1||Southern Arkansas Tech|
|Jalen Lynn||FR||6'0||Arkansas State Mid-South|
|Skyler Young||FR||6'6||North Arkansas College|
|Patrick Greene||FR||6'2||National Park College|
|Garrett Kesterson||SO||6'4||North Arkansas College|
|Mike Boatright||SO||5'11||Southern Arkansas Tech|
|Christian White||FR||6'6||Arkansas State Mid-South|
|Zach Byrd||FR||6'2||Arkansas State Mid-South|
|Shaheed Halk||SO||6'3||Arkansas State Mid-South|
|Braylon Steen||SO||6'5||National Park College|
|Coach of the Year|
|Chris Parker||Arkansas State Mid-South|