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McCullough Named To All-Region Hoop Team

FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University junior forward Louis McCullough has been named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II South Atlantic All-Region Basketball Team.

McCullough, a 6-6 Goose Creek native, was named to the five-member first team.

He helped lead Francis Marion to its most successful season ever, a 27-4 record, a No. 5 ranking in the final regular-season Top 25 poll, and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen.

McCullough averaged 17.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 assists per game.  He ranked second in the Peach Belt Conference in both scoring and blocked shots (48).  He connected on 51.7 percent of his field goal attempts, including 44.2 percent of his three-point shots (third best in the PBC), and 80.5 percent of his free throw attempts (third best in the PBC).

He scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games, including ten 20-point contests, and led FMU with seven double-doubles.

During FMU’s Sweet Sixteen loss to the eventual national champion Kennesaw State University, he became only the second Patriot to amass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 100 blocked shots, and 100 steals during a career.  He stands 10th on the Patriot career scoring list with 1,361 points, seventh on the rebounding list (651), third in career blocks (111), and 14th in career steals (100).

Earlier, he was named to the All-Peach Belt team for the second consecutive year.  He twice earned PBC “Player of the Week” honors during the 2003-04 campaign.

Joining McCullough on the All-Region first team were 6-5 senior guard Terrence Hill (Kennesaw State), 5-9 senior guard Anton Jenifer (Bowie State University), 6-8 senior forward Anthony Greenup (Shaw University), and 6-7 senior forward Desmond Peoples (Saint Augustine’s College).

McCullough is a product of Garrett Academy of Technology in North Charleston, and he spent one season at Fork Union Military Academy.


Last Published: May 11, 2004 5:07 AM
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