Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
Post Best Banquet

Sports

Brooks named SoCon's top male athlete
Basketball standout is sixth Wildcat honored
 
Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:28 pm
by Staff Reports

Davidson's De'Mon Brooks has been named the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year.


Brooks will be honored in conjunction with the league's annual Honors Dinner on May 28 in Hilton Head Island, S.C.


Brooks, a Hopewell High graduate, is the sixth Wildcat to win the award, joining Davidson basketball standouts Whit Cobb (1950), Fred Hetzel (1965), Dick Snyder (1966), John Gerdy (1979) and Stephen Curry (2008-09). The fifth Davidson athlete to earn Southern Conference Player of the Year honors twice, Brooks finished his Wildcats career among the top 10 in scoring (1,777 points – seventh), rebounding (765 – sixth), field-goals made (647– sixth), field-goal percentage (.535 – fifth), free-throws made (430 – sixth) and blocked shots (71 – 10th).


Against league competition in 2013-14, Brooks led the Southern in scoring (20.5 points per game) and field-goal percentage (.660), while leading the Wildcats to a 20-13 overall record, 15-1 conference mark and the regular season title.
Brooks was a two-time AP Honorable Mention All-America selection, two-time Southern Conference tournament MVP, three-time first-team all-conference, three-time Southern Conference all-tournament and three-time NABC All-District honoree.


In 125 career contests, Brooks scored in double figures 94 times, while leading Davidson to an 89-44 overall record, 58-12 conference mark and four postseason appearances (2 NCAA, 1 NIT, 1 CBI).


Brooks, who graduated two weeks ago with a degree in sociology, also spent time as a coach and summer camp instructor with area youth, and participated in numerous events at Davidson Elementary.


The Athlete of the Year award recognizes athletic achievement, academic performance and civic involvement.

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
23

Take a Child Outside Week

Celebrating national “Take a Child

24

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Repticon Charlotte is a reptile event featuring

27

IRS Small Business Workshop II: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

In this second program of our four part series,

Latest News

read all

At 1-2, the Carolina Panthers are struggling and they know it

Mistakes cost in 22-10 loss to the Vikings

WordFest opens avenues for writers

Oct. 15 festival draws Carolinas participants

Bill would open HBCUs and their investors to better bond options

U.S. House bill adds triple tax exemptions