STERLING, Va. -- D3hoops.com has announced the fourth annual D3hoops.com All-Region team for Division III menís and womenís basketball.
Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools, who were contacted several times as the season wound down to remind them to make their players eligible. A record 606 players were nominated nationwide.
The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for 10 players in their region. SIDs voted for six frontcourt players and four backcourt players and the top vote-getters at each position were named to the All-Region team.
"We are thankful to the Sports Information Directors across Division III who took the time to nominate and vote to provide broader recognition to these worthy student-athletes," said D3hoops.com publisher Pat Coleman. "Participation continues to grow each year and that only strengthens the team."
Senior forward Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) was named First Team All-Atlantic Region. Sharon is ranked third in the nation in scoring at 22.3 points per game, was named the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) MVP and All-Skyline First Team. During the season, She was named Skyline Player of the Week four times, WIAC Player of the Week seven times, ECAC player of the week twice, D3Hoops.com team of the week member once and was consistently seen on the Met Basketball and Skyline honor roll this season. Sharon scored a total of 648 points this season and was ranked in 8-of-9 Skyline statistical categories Ė leading the conference in scoring and blocks. She finished the season shooting .476 FG%, .283 3FG%, and .710 FT%, with single game season-highs of 31 points, 20 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 blocks.
Junior forward Kenny McMillan (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) was selected First Team All-Atlantic Region. Kenny was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year after helping the Rams to an 18-7 regular-season record and a perfect 14-0 mark in Skyline Conference play. McMillan ranks 4th in the nation for steals (3.4 per game) and 14th in the nation for rebounding (10.9 per game). He led the conference in both rebounding and steals, while ranking third in field-goal percentage (.549) and fourth in scoring (18.4 points). In 29 games, McMillan recorded 15 double-doubles. He scored his 1,000th career point on Jan. 29 in just his third season and has 1,232 points to date.