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Shannon Named Men's Basketball Player of the Year; Helms EMAC All-Conference Team

Shannon Named Men's Basketball Player of the Year; Helms EMAC All-Conference Team

Charlotte, NC - The Eastern Metro Athletic Conference released its 2022 Men's Basketball Player of the Year and All-Conference Team on Friday.

Cameron Shannon from Clinton College led all vote getters amongst the league's coaches, garnering Player of the Year honors. The sophomore forward from York, SC finished second in the EMAC in scoring (22.6ppg), led the league in both field goal % (63.2) and three point % (43.8%), and ranked 4th in rebounding at 7.4 per contest. He had an incredible 35 points and 16 rebounds in a 121-117 triple overtime win over Johnson & Wales on February 9th, and also had 19 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Apprentice on January 29th.

Joining Shannon on the All-Conference Team is Golden Bear teammate Devin Campbell. The senior guard from North Little Rock, AR finished third in the league in scoring at 21.3ppg. He led the EMAC in rebounding, grabbing 8.9 per outing, while also ranking second in assists with 4.4 per game. He scored in double figures in all 14 games he played this season, with his season high of 32 points coming in Clinton's win over Johnson & Wales on February 9th.

Kevin Fletcher from Mid-Atlantic Christian was also voted to the All-Conference Team. Fletcher, a senior guard from Detroit, MI ranked 4th in the EMAC in scoring at 23.2 points per game. He scored 20 or more points five times in conference play, including a 44 point outburst against Apprentice on February 9th.

Apprentice senior guard Corey Joyner led the conference in assists, dishing out nearly 5 per game. He set the Apprentice single game assist record with 16 in the Builder's win over Blue Lights College on January 8th. The Hampton. VA native also finished 5th in steals (1.3) and ranked 9th in scoring at 12.3 points per game. His best outing was a 26 point, 8 assist performance against Johnson & Wales on February 12th.


The final member of the All-Conference Team is Johnson & Wales sophomore guard Anthoney Ray. Ray was the league's fourth best scorer at 19.3 points per game, which improved to 20.3 points per conference contest. The Beech Island, SC native also ranked 9th in the EMAC in field goal % at 44.9, and 3rd in three point % at 41.3. He set new conference and school records with a 51 point performance against Clinton in the EMAC tournament semi-finals that saw him go 16-26 from the field, 9-11 from the three point line, and 10-11 at the free throw line.