NABC selects Darryl Webb as 2011 Division II Player of the Year
Published: Friday, March 25, 2011
Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011 15:03
IUP forward Darryl Webb completed his career at IUP after another postseason appearance and was named 2011 Division II Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
He was also selected to play in the Division II College All-Star Game today in Springfield, Mass., at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Webb is the first IUP athlete given this honor.
Webb has set IUP records with 1,949 points scored, 1,214 rebounds, 708 field goals made, 162 blocked shots and 126 games played.
Webb was selected as the PSAC tournament MVP after the Hawks beat Cal, East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock where Webb put up 67 points and 24 rebounds.
Some of his other accomplishments include being selected to the NABC and Daktronics All-Atlantic Region first team, Atlantic Region all-tournament team, PSAC West Player of the Year and all-conference first team.
The Crimson Hawks' 26-6 season ended in the NCAA Atlantic Region tournament where West Liberty won the championship game 89-86. Down by 16 points, the Hawks got within two points, but were not able to tie it up. The 89 points West Liberty scored passed the previous highest point total allowed by IUP this season.
For Webb, it was his final game of his career at IUP. He recorded his 54th career double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds.
Julian Sanders scored 17 points and had four of the team's 40 total rebounds. He shot four for eight from the 3-point range. Webb and Sanders were two of five players to reach double figures. Kevin Stewart scored 13 points, Scooter Renkin scored 12 points and Ashton Smith scored 11 points.
However, IUP could not contain West Liberty's Corey Pelle and Chris Morrow. Pelle scored 23 points and Morrow scored 20 points. West Liberty also had five players in double figures.
Webb finished the season with an average of 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds per game and shot 49percentfrom the field.
He led several categories this season including point totals, points per game, field goal attempts, field goals made, free throw attempts, free throws made, rebounds, blocked shots and turnovers.
Last year, after a 33-3 season and a trip to Springfield, Mass., to play Cal Poly Pomona in the Men's Basketball National Championship, Webb was nationally recognized, selected to the NABC and Bulletin All-American team and was the MVP of the Atlantic Region tournament.
Webb was recognized as early as 2008, where he was the PSAC West Freshman of the Year.