HICKORY, N.C. - Newberry College's Clemente Martin was named to the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Men's Basketball Tournament team, which was announced Sunday.
A senior from Freeport, Bahamas, Martin led his team to its first SAC Semifinals appearance in five years. Over two games he averaged 29 points, 6.5 rebounds, and two steals per game. Against Mars Hill, Martin shot 60% from the field on way to 32 points. He also set SAC Conference Tournament records in both free throws made (14) and free throws attempted (18). Against Tusculum, Martin scored 26 points on 8-for-15 shooting from the field.
In his final year at NC, Martin averaged a team high 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He also amassed a team high 65 total steals and 68 total assists.
2009 Food Lion SAC Men's Basketball Tournament Team
MVP - Antonio Houston, Catawba College
Dominick Reid, Catawba College
Kyle Moore, Tusculum College
Josh Bennett, Tusculum College
Clemente Martin, Newberry College