MACON, Ga. – Jacksonville University men’s basketball guards Keith McDougald and Jarvis Haywood were honored on Monday with their inclusion on the All-Atlantic Sun Second Team, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. McDougald, a senior, and Haywood, a sophomore, each were Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen picks previously in their careers.
Named as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on Feb. 24, Haywood led the Dolphins in scoring this season with a 16.6 points per game average. The Charlotte, N.C. native was the only guard to rank among the top ten in the conference in field goal percentage, knocking down 50.7 percent of all his shot attempts. Guarding him became an even tougher task as Haywood added a consistent long-range shot to his arsenal. After attempting only 34 three-pointers in his freshman season, he more than doubled his number of attempts this season and has connected on better than 40 percent from beyond the arc. He ends the regular season scoring in double-figures in 22 of his 25 games, and with six games of 20 or more points, including a career-high 29 at North Florida on Jan. 17.
McDougald also took home an Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award this season. In a Jan. 9 matchup against Stetson, McDougald poured in a career-high 27 points and added a career-best seven assists as the Dolphins claimed an 88-75 win over the Hatters. The night was notable not only for his offensive output, but because it lifted him past 1,000 points for his Jacksonville career. Two days later, he scored 19 as the Dolphins completed the weekend sweep with a 76-69 victory against Florida Gulf Coast. McDougald now has 1,182 points entering the Atlantic Sun quarterfinal matchup with Mercer; good for 19th on JU’s all-time scoring charts. Capable of shouldering the scoring load for the Dolphins on any given night, McDougald had five games of 20 or more points against Atlantic Sun competition this season.
The Jacksonville pair were joined on the second team by Chase Fieler of Florida Gulf Coast, Travis Wallace of North Florida and Ricardo Glenn of USC Upstate. The first team was comprised of Rashawn Rembert of East Tennessee State, Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson of Florida Gulf Coast, Langston Hall of Mercer (who won Player of the Year honors) and Torrey Craig of USC Upstate.
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