Skip to content

PC’s Flagler named Big South’s top freshman

Presbyterian College men’s basketball player Adam Flagler was named the Big South Freshman of the Year Monday, marking the second time a PC player won the award.

DeSean Murray, who won the award in 2015, was the other.

Flagler’s award highlighted a day where five PC players were recognized by the conference in its annual postseason awards. Senior Davon Bell was named to the All-Big South Second Team, senior Francois Lewis was an honorable mention, Cory Hightower (along with Flagler) was named to the All-Freshman team, and J.C. Younger (junior) was picked for the all-academic team.

Flagler started every game this year and was named Freshman of the Week five times. He broke the program’s Division-I record for points by a freshman and leas the team in points per game. Flagler had 28 double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 29 at UCLA.

Bell had 15 double-digit scoring games and had a program Division-I record 15 assists against Winthrop. Bell also had three double-doubles this year.

Lewis recorded 21 double-digit scoring games, with nine of 20-plus points, and had a season-high 35 against St. Francis.

Hightower had 14 double-digit scoring games and led the team in rebounding 18 times. Hightower is in the top 10 in the Big South in rebounding, and had a season-best 12 boards against Longwood. His 19 blocks are also a team-high.

Younger, who was named to the all-academic team for the second year in a row, scored a career-high 30 points against VMI, and had nine 3-pointers in the same game to set the record for the most in a game since PC went to Division I.

Leave a Comment