NABC tabs Clark to all-region first team

NABC tabs Clark to all-region first team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the third time in his career, Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been lauded with all-region honors as a first teamer by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced Friday. 

Clark received second team recognition from the D2CCA as a sophomore and grabbed a spot on the first team as a junior and senior.  Clark nets his third straight all-region first team accolade from the NABC.  

Clark was the league's leading scorer for the 2017-18 season with more than 21 points per game, and cemented himself in the record books for both Carson-Newman and the SAC.

Clark broke past the 2,300-point threshold in Carson-Newman's SAC quarterfinal win over Newberry with a 29-point effort against the Wolves, the 56th 20-point scoring effort of his career. 

He finished his tenure at the Creek with 2,339 career points. He is the South Atlantic Conference's all-time leading scorer and the third all-time leading scorer in the history of the Carson-Newman men's basketball program. 

With 208 career steals, he is Carson-Newman's all-time leader for the category and sixth all-time in SAC history. He has made the second most field goals in league history at 716.

He finished his career as the SAC's all-time leader in free throws made and with the second most in Carson-Newman history with 634. Clark has made the fifth most threes in South Atlantic Conference history. He buried 259 for his career. That figure is second all-time in Carson-Newman history to Ish Sanders' 340. 

As a junior, Clark was named an All-American and South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year. He is a member of the top 50 watch list for the Bevo Francis Award for the top small college basketball player in America.  Clark racked up 11 career South Atlantic Conference Player of the week awards in his career, including five in his senior season.  Both those totals are league records.

He tallied his fourth career triple-double against Anderson on Jan. 31 with 19 points, 10, rebounds and 10 assists. 

Clark topped 30 points five times in his senior season and 14 times in his career.  His best scoring effort this year came against Coker on Dec. 9 in Holt Fieldhouse when he dropped 37 on the Cobras on 12-of-16 shooting, including a 7-of-9 effort from three.  He also had a double-double that day against the Cobras. 

Clark ranked in the top 15 in the league in every statistical category except for offensive rebounds, assist to turnover ratio and blocks. 


First Team                                                              Second Team

Detrek Browning, Francis Marion                                 Tamyrik Fields, Augusta

Charles Clark, Carson-Newman                                   Nigel Grant, UNC Pembroke

Jordan Floyd, King                                                    Lapreece Lynch, Lees-McRae         

Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial                                   Nathan Powell, Clayton State

Emanuel Terry, Lincoln Memorial                                  Trevon Shaw, Lincoln Memorial

Todd Withers, Queens


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