Brackett Named PBC Freshman Of The Year
AIKEN, S.C. – UNCP freshman guard Shahmel Brackett was named the Peach Belt Conference's Freshman of the Year for the 2009-10 season for his efforts this season wearing the Black & Gold, it was announced Friday evening at an awards banquet in association with the PBC Tournament Championship.
A native of Florence, S.C., Brackett becomes only the second player from UNCP to earn this honor joining former Brave Frank Smith who won the award for the 1993-94 season, Pembroke's second year in the conference.
“I'm very happy for Shahmel and just want to say congratulations for this well-deserved award,” said UNCP head coach Ben Miller. “We asked a lot from him as a freshman and he stepped up and delivered in a big way.”
Brackett was ranked 11th in the PBC in scoring and led UNCP with 14.5 points per game. He was also second on the team in assists and third in blocked shots. Brackett started in 24 of 26 games for UNCP and scored a career-high 29 points against Francis Marion on Feb. 3.
He also posted double digit points in 19 contests including six 20-point performances.
The 2009-10 All-Conference team is listed below. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
2010 Peach Belt Conference
Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
Fred Brathwaite, Augusta State
Ben Madgen, Augusta State
Freddy Little, Montevallo
Graham Martin, GCSU
Alex Smith, Augusta State
Simel Boyd, Francis Marion
Byron Faison, USC Aiken
Michael Moynihan, North Georgia
Robert Murry, Clayton State
Chris Rawls, Georgia Southwestern
Daniel Dixon, Augusta State
D.J. Ferguson, Flagler
Ty Rowland, GCSU
Patrick Shokpeka, Armstrong Atlantic State
Chris Telesford, Columbus State
Player of the Year: Ben Madgen, Augusta
Defensive Player of the Year: Daniel Dixon, Augusta State
Freshman of the Year: Shahmel Brackett, UNC Pembroke
Coach of the Year: Dip Metress, Augusta State