Kansas City, Mo. – Earlier today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2011-12 Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Teams, with Loyola’s Corey Gray named to the Honorable Mention List.
Gray led this year’s squad to their first Southern States Athletic Conference West Division Title in just their second year of SSAC play. Gray sparked a season high six game win streak that culminated with a 62-55 victory against Mobile in a winner-take-all match-up for the division, and a 84-75 SSAC Tournament quarterfinal win vs. Emmanuel. The six game span was the best since the 1966-67 season.
The 2011-12 Wolfpack achieved their best regular season winning percentage (.679) and their first 20 win season (20-10) since Jack Orsley’s 1947-48 squad.
Corey Gray finished his senior campaign with 531 points. The performance ranks as the ninth most points scored in a single season. In addition, Gray finished his Wolfpack career ranked ninth all the Loyola all-time career scoring list with 1,387 points.
Gray led the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game. The Indiana native finished the year ranked nationally by the NAIA in eight categories, including 18th in three-point field goals made per game (2.6) and 21st in total three-point field goals made (78). Gray earned SSAC, Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities, and Louisiana Sports Writers Association player of the week honors for his efforts during the week of Jan. 9-15. Finally, Gray was named to the All-Conference team.
The selections are made by the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee and comprises a First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention Team. There are 10 members on each of the first three All-America teams.
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