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March 10, 2014

Quinton Upshur Named Big Sky Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year

OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona junior transfer Quinton Upshur was named the 2014 Big Sky Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Year, along with earning first team honors, the league office announced today. Senior forward Max Jacobsen received honorable mention accolades.

"It's a blessing from the Lord," said Upshur. "I want to thank my teammates and the coaching staff for putting me in a position to receive the award. If it wasn't for my teammates setting screens, passing me the ball and the coaches setting plays for me, this wouldn't have happened. I'm very grateful."

Upshur, a 6-foot-5 guard from Norfolk, Va., averaged 15.8 points, 2.4 three-pointers and 1.6 steals per game. He is the first Lumberjack to win Newcomer of the Year since Tyrone Bazy in 2005-06. Upshur is currently ranked seventh in scoring and is the top junior in the category. He's amongst the best in the Big Sky in several categories including, steals (4th), three-point field goal percentage (2nd), three-point field goals made (3rd) and blocked shots (9th). He scored in double figures in all but two conference games and tallied 20 or more points six times in league play, including a career-high 32 points versus Northern Colorado

Jacobsen currently ranks 22nd in the league in scoring in conference games. He's been ranked in the top 25 in the nation in field goal percentage all season long, and is sixth in the Big Sky in the category.

 

2013-14 Big Sky Men's Basketball All-Conference Team

 

FIRST TEAM

Player                           Hgt.          Year     Pos.       School                                 Hometown

Tyler Harvey                 6-4           So.       G           Eastern Washington             Torrance, Calif.

*#Kareem Jamar           6-5           Sr.        G/F       Montana                               Venice, Calif.

*^Troy Huff                   6-5           Sr.        G/F       North Dakota                       Milwaukee, Wisc.

Quinton Upshur             6-5           Jr.        G           Northern Arizona                  Norfolk, Va.

*^Davion Berry              6-4           Sr.        G/F       Weber State                        Oakland, Calif.

*Mikh McKinney             6-1            Jr.        G           Sacramento State                Union City, Calif.

*Unanimous Selection

#Three-Time First Team All-Conference. ^Two-Time First Team All-Conference

 

SECOND TEAM

Player                           Hgt.          Year     Pos.       School                                 Hometown

Chris Hansen                 6-4           Jr.        G/F       Idaho State                          Fort Collins, Colo.

Tate Unruh                    6-4           Sr.        G           Northern Colorado               Branson, Mo.

Derrick Barden              6-5           Sr.        F           Northern Colorado               Detroit, Mich.

Gary Winston                6-0           Jr.        G           Portland State                      Walla Walla, Wash.

Kyle Tresnak                 6-10          Sr.        C           Weber State                        Phoenix, Ariz.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Player                           Hgt.          Year     Pos.       School                                 Hometown

Venky Jois                    6-7           So.       F           Eastern Washington             Boronia, Australia        

Keron DeShields            6-2           Jr.        G           Montana                               Baltimore, Md.

Jordan Gregory            6-2           Jr.        G           Montana                               Pueblo, Colo.

Flavien Davis                 6-5           Sr.        F           Montana State                      Milwaukee, Wisc.

Aaron Anderson            5-10          Sr.        G           North Dakota                       Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Jamal Webb                 6-1            Sr.        G           North Dakota                       Buffalo, N.Y.

Max Jacobsen               6-8           Sr.        F           Northern Arizona                  Lake Oswego, Ore.

DaShaun Wiggins          6-2           Jr.        G           Portland State                      Bronx, N.Y.

Dylan Garrity                 6-2           Jr.        G           Sacramento State                Huntington Beach, Calif.

Joel Bolomboy             6-9           So.       F           Weber State                        Fort Worth, Texas