FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University junior Will Tucker (Pinehurst, N.C.) and freshman Charles Sullivan (Greenville, S.C.) picked up awards at the Peach Belt Athletic Conference men’s basketball awards brunch held Friday morning in Greenwood, S.C.
Tucker, a 6-5 guard-forward, was named to the second-team All-Conference squad, while Sullivan, a 5-11 point guard was selected as the PBAC’s “Co-Freshman of the Year.”
Tucker ranks third in the PBAC in scoring (17.1 points per game), first in free throw percentage (86.2%), and second in three-point field goal percentage (47.3%). He led the Patriot squad in rebounds (4.3 per game), assists (60), and minutes played (35.0 per game), while connecting on 44.9 percent of his total field goal attempts, and recording 30 steals in 26 games. Midway through the season, he became the 17th Patriot to surpass 1,000 career points.
Sullivan started 11 games this season and averaged 8.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg, while leading the team in steals (37) and tied for second in assists (2.2 per game). He shot 44.9 percent from the floor and scored in double figures eight times this season.
This marks the fourth time in the nine-year history of the award that a Patriot has won or shared it. Previous FMU players named “Freshman of the Year” include Carlton Farr (1992), Jake Biddle (1995), and Tucker (1998).
Sullivan shared the PBAC honor with guard Chris Conklin of Columbus State University. Junior guard Robert Campbell (15.2 ppg, 6.0 apg) of Armstrong Atlantic State University was selected as the conference’s “Player of the Year.” Terry Sellers, who guided nationally-ranked Georgia College & State University to the PBAC regular-season championship, was named the “Coach of the Year.”