CONWAY, SC Adding to his list of awards, Coastal Carolina mens basketball's Jack Leasure (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) has been named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press, the organization announced. He is the second consecutive Coastal player to earn the award, as Pele Paelay was named to the squad last year.
The Big South Conference Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season, Leasure led the Chanticleers and ranked fifth in the league in scoring at 17.8 points per game. He finished second the nation in three-pointers per game at 4.17 and ranks in the top 30 nationally in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 41.9 percent (125-for-298) from beyond the arc. He set a new league record for single-season three pointers with 125, surpassing Radford's Doug Day with 117, accomplished during the 1991-92 season. Leasure also ranked among the top 10 in the league in assists (2nd, 4.07 apg), steals (6th, 1.63 spg), three-point field goal percentage (5th, .419) and assist-to-turnover ratio (6th, 1.47). This is the third time in the last four years that a Coastal player has won the Player of the Year award, as Paelay was the 2005 recipient, while Torrey Butler captured the honors in 2003.
Leasure has also been named the Big South's Men's Basketball's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the All-Academic squad by the league's SIDs. A history major with a 3.71 grade-point average, the sophomore was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) earlier this year. This marked the first time in league history that both the Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were earned by the same player.
The Chanticleers wrapped up their most successful season in 13 years, going 20-10, including 12-4 in league play, and advancing to the Big South Conference Tournament championship game.There are no events currently schedule for this sport. There are no events currently schedule for this sport. There are no events currently schedule for this sport. » » » Copyright 2009 Coastal Carolina University.