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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – For the second consecutive season, Torrey Craig received the highest honor in the league from College Sports Madness when he was named the A-Sun Player of the Year as announced by the website Monday morning.
Craig ended the regular season as the top scorer in the league for the second straight season, averaging 17.2 points per contest to lead the Spartans to the No. 5 seed in the upcoming 2013 General Shale Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball Championship set to commence this week on the campus of Mercer University.
The junior from Great Falls, S.C., scored a career-high 31 points this season against UTSA and added a 29-point effort against A-Sun Regular Season Champion Mercer. His 7.1 rebounds per game rank fourth in the league as Craig tallied seven double-doubles on the year, including 14 rebounds in two different A-Sun contests.
Craig scored his 1,000th point in the first game of the season and eclipsed the 1,500 point mark in the final regular season contest of the season.
He was joined on the College Sports Madness A-Sun All-Conference team by Ricardo Glenn who made an appearance on the Fourth-Team. Glenn averaged 10.7 points per game and pulled down 8.0 rebounds per contest to rank second in the league. His 3.7 offensive rebounds per contest led the conference, while his .591 field goal percentage is also the best mark in the A-Sun.
With the No. 5 seed in the upcoming A-Sun Championship, Upstate will take on No. 4 seed Jacksonville Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Ga., in the opening round of the tournament. The two teams split the season series with both clubs picking up wins on their home floor. The contest will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN3. Click here to view a full tournament bracket.
The Spartans enter postseason play for the second consecutive season since being eligible for a Division I championship and look to earn the program's first A-Sun Tournament victory.