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
Coach of the Year: Josh Schertz, Lincoln Memorial