Related: D3hoops.com Release
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The season has yet to start, but Covenant men's basketball junior Will Crumly is already making waves as the 6-foot-9 forward was named to the D3hoops.com Preseason All-America fourth team, announced the website on Tuesday.
Crumly becomes the first Scot to collect preseason All-America honors in the NCAA era of the program.
A junior from Marietta, Ga., Crumly enjoyed a breakout season in 2018-19. He earned NABC All-America third team honors and was the USA South Player of the Year, and first team All-USA South, after leading the team with 22.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 59.9 percent from the field. Crumly earned D3hoops.com All-South Region first team.
Statistically, Crumly was second in the USA South in scoring average and rebounding and ranked third in field goal percentage. Nationally, the forward was seventh in field goals made (243) and led the conference in the category. He also led the USA South in total defensive rebounds (160) and total rebounds (229).
Crumly was as consistent as any player during the year as he scored in double figures in 26 straight games during the year, and had a streak of 28 straight going back to the 2017-18 season. He recorded four 30-plus point games, including a career-high 33 against Louisiana College (Dec. 29), and registered 10 double-doubles, the most by a Covenant player in a single-season since the 2003-04 season. Crumly scored 20 or more points in a game 16 times and was a two-time USA South Player of the Week honoree (Jan. 7 and Jan. 14).
Entering the 2019-20 season, Crumly has totaled 855 points (15.5 per game) in his career with 343 (6.2 per game) rebounds and 49 blocks.
Covenant tips off the regular season on Friday in the Lon Varnell Classic, hosted by Sewanee, against Birmingham Southern. Game time is set for 8 p.m. CST (9 p.m. EST).
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