Woodmore Tops Men's Basketball Awards
Marlins’ Macedo, GC’s Freeman, Randolph’s Hunt Honored
FOREST, Va. --- Virginia Wesleyan College
sophomore guard D.J. Woodmore garnered the Kurt Axe ODAC Player of
the Year honor, as announced on Thursday at the annual ODAC
Men’s Basketball Banquet. Marlins’ head coach
Dave Macedo was tabbed the Bob Johnson Coach of the Year, while
Guilford College forward Will Freeman received ODAC Rookie of the
Year accolades. Randolph College junior guard Colton Hunt was
selected as the 2012 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of
the Year for the second-straight season.
Woodmore, the 2011 ODAC Rookie of the Year, is currently leading his squad in scoring with 17.0 points per game, which is the third best output in the league. The Virginia Beach native is also third in the conference in total points (426) and second in the ODAC with an 84.7 (83-of-98) free throw percentage. Woodmore has scored double-digit points in 20 games this season, including a career-high 35-point outburst against Lynchburg in January that marks the second-highest total in the conference this season.
Macedo, in his 12th season at VWC, earns his second ODAC top coaching honor. He has led the Marlins to a 22-3 overall record and a 14-2 ODAC mark heading into the tournament as the top seed this weekend. Macedo has guided Virginia Wesleyan to a 262-84 overall record and seven-straight NCAA tournament appearances, which includes the Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship in 2006.
Hailing from Fort Wayne, Ind., Freeman has added a spark off of the bench for the Quakers. He is pouring in 9.6 points per game and is grabbing 4.3 rebounds per contest. Freeman has also scored more than 10 points in 12 games this season and his 51.3 field goal percentage (98-of-191) is good enough for ninth in the ODAC. He notched a career-high 19 points in an early season non-conference win over Greensboro College.
Hunt, a native of Buford, Ga., is also a two-time All-ODAC First Team honoree. He sports a 3.93 grade point average as an economics major and is a 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America Third Team honoree, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On the court, Hunt records 16.6 points per game, good enough for fourth in the league. He has also already nailed over 50 three-pointers (fourth in the ODAC) and is shooting a conference-best 86.4 percent from the charity stripe. Hunt also ranks second in the league with 70 steals.
Listed below are the 2012 All-ODAC Men's Basketball Teams. For more information on ODAC men's basketball, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @odacathletics.
2012 ALL-ODAC MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS
Kurt Axe Memorial Player of the Year: D.J. Woodmore, So., Guard, Virginia Wesleyan
Bob Johnson Coach of the Year: Dave Macedo, Virginia Wesleyan
Rookie of the Year: Will Freeman, Fr., Forward, Guilford
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Colton Hunt, Jr., Guard, Randolph
All-ODAC First Team
Nathan Campbell, Sr., Forward, Lynchburg
Harrison George, Jr., Forward, Hampden-Sydney
Colton Hunt, Jr., Guard, Randolph
Josh Pittman, Jr., Guard, Guilford
Donald Vaughn, Sr., Forward, Virginia Wesleyan
D.J. Woodmore, So., Guard, Virginia Wesleyan
All-ODAC Second Team
Kwasi Amponsah, Jr., Guard, Roanoke
Chris Astorga, Jr., Forward, Virginia Wesleyan
Calvin Croskey, Sr., Guard, Randolph-Macon
J.D. Ey, Jr., Forward, Washington and Lee
Lamar Giggetts, Jr., Forward, Randolph-Macon
Gabriel Lowder, Sr., Guard, Guilford
All-ODAC Third Team
Austin Chillemi, Jr., Center, Lynchburg
Adam Desgain, Sr., Guard, Randolph-Macon
Malcolm Green, Jr., Guard, Emory & Henry
Andrew Thorne, Jr., Forward, Eastern Mennonite
Khobi Williamson, So., Center, Hampden-Sydney
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Sr., Forward, Randolph