Abrom Named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year

Abrom Named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey junior DeQuan Abrom has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, the league office announced today at the annual award brunch, held in conjunction with the league tournament semifinals. In addition, Abrom and Romeao Ferguson were named first-team all-conference in a vote by the league's head coaches.

Abrom, who hails from Washington, D.C., led the league in scoring -- and ranks 10th nationally -- with a 24.2 points-per-game averaging, becoming just the second player in school history to top 700 points in a season. He has reached double figures in every game but one, reaching 20 points on 21 occasions, 30 four times and 40 twice. His 45 points against Barton on Feb. 6 ranks second all-time. Abrom has been more than just a scoring juggernaut this season, averaging 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. A repeat selection to the first-team, he won five player of the week awards during the season.

Ferguson is a sophomore transfer from Lincoln Memorial who hails from Burlington, N.C. He ranked second on the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while serving as the team's leading rebounder (7.1) Ferguson led the team in scoring three times, while also posting a team-high six doubles-doubles. He was named conference Player of the Week twice.
 
Belmont Abbey takes on Barton in today's second semifinal game in Frankin Springs, Ga. The No. 2-seeded Crusaders and No. 3 Bulldogs split the regular-season series with each team winning on the road.