Lange Named SAC Freshman of the Year

Lange Named SAC Freshman of the Year
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL - Newberry College freshman men's basketball player Marshall Lange has been named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, it was announced Thursday by the league office.

Lange becomes Newberry’s third SAC freshman of the year in the school’s 19 years in the league. Lange, who was selected to the five-member All-Freshman Team, averaged 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season. He scored 20 points three times, including a career-high 26 points against Mars Hill on Feb. 4.

The freshman from High Point, N.C., swiped 32 steals this season, which ranks 16th in the SAC. Lange finished with a 46.6 field goal percentage, including 40.4 percent from three-point range.

Lange led Newberry in scoring in four contests, starting off his Newberry career by leading the team against Erskine in the season opener with 21 points. Lange saw action in 28 games, while drawing a starting nod in 10 and averaged nearly 21 minutes per contest. 

Gerald Evans was named a statistical champion after leading the SAC with 2.57 steals per game. Newberry also led the league as a team in scoring offense (94.0) and steals (367).

Newberry finished its season 18-11 overall, securing four-straight seasons with at least 18 wins. The Wolves qualified for the SAC Tournament, clinching the fifth seed with a 12-9 league record.

2016-17 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference

First Team

Charles Clark, Carson-Newman

Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial

Chris Perry, Lincoln Memorial

Randall Shaw, Anderson

Jalin Alexander, Queens

Mike Baez, Wingate

Second Team

Sawyer Williams, Carson-Newman

Jameel Taylor, Catawba

Todd Withers, Queens

Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial

KJ Arrington, Catawba

Josh Dominguez, Wingate

Honorable Mention

Daniel Camps, Queens

Kendall Patterson, Tusculum

Mike Davis, Queens

Jerrin Morrison, Catawba

Keith Griffin, Wingate

Darrion Evans, Lenoir-Rhyne


Marshall Lange, Newberry

Cornelius Taylor, Lincoln Memorial

Carlos Dotson, Anderson

Daniel Carr, Queens

Justin Hartfield, Mars Hill

Player of the Year

Charles Clark, Carson-Newman

Freshman of the Year

Marshall Lange, Newberry

Coach of the Year

Josh Schertz, Lincoln Memorial

Statistical Champions
Points Per Game – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman, 22.5
Three Pointers Per Game – Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial, 4.04
Rebounds Per Game – Shaun Jones, Carson-Newman, 9.6
Blocked Shots Per Game – Keith Griffin, Wingate, 2.65
Field Goal Percentage – Chris Perry, Lincoln Memorial, 68.0
Assists Per Game – Kendall Patterson, Tusculum, 5.1
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio – Valentine Bauer, Mars Hill, 2.87
Steals Per Game – Gerald Evans, Newberry, 2.57
Three Point Field Goal Percentage - Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial, 48.7
Free Throw Percentage – Ronnie Baylark, Tusculum, 85.1
Team Scoring Offense – Newberry, 94.0
Team Steals - Newberry, 367
Team Field Goal Percentage – Lincoln Memorial, 52.1
Team FG Percentage Defense - Lincoln Memorial, 39.9
Team Assists – Lincoln Memorial, 488
Team Rebounding - Lincoln Memorial, 1,215
Team Blocked Shots – Wingate, 151
Team Three Point FG Percentage - Lincoln Memorial, 40.9
Team Scoring Defense – Queens, 73.7
Team Free Throw Percentage – Wingate, 75.6
Team Assist-to-Turnover Ratio - Lincoln Memorial, 1.41