March 4 – GREENVILLE, Pa. – Highlighted by First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors for junior Delonte’ Joyce (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and senior Leslie Addy (Columbia, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), the Bison men’s basketball program earned three all-conference selections, announced the PAC on Tuesday morning.
Joyce had a breakout year for the Bison en route to earning his first all-conference selection. After averaging 1.2 points per game last season, Joyce made his mark, ranking first on the team and fifth in the PAC in points per contest (16.8). He improved his scoring output against conference opponents, scoring at a 17.1 point per game clip.
Over the course of the 2013-14 campaign, Joyce notched double figure scoring outputs in all but two of his games, scoring lower than nine points just once. He scored 20+ points eight times on the year, and eclipsed the 30-point plateau twice, the only player in the conference to accomplish that feat. His season-best performance came on the road at Saint Vincent College, when he dropped a career-high 31 points as the Bison defeated the Bearcats 85-65.
Following the 31-point performance against the Bearcats, Joyce was named the PAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and was also named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week.
Along with his tremendous performance on the offensive end, Joyce was also stellar defensively. The junior guard ranked second in the conference and third in all of Division-III in steals per contest (3.2) over the course of the regular season. He tallied at least three pilfers in 15 of the team’s 26 games this year, including a career-best 10 against Case Western Reserve on Dec. 30.
Addy had arguably his most efficient season of his career. A first-team all-conference pick, Addy finished the year averaging a career-best 11.7 points per game. He improved that mark by a full point in conference play, averaging 12.7 per contest against PAC opponents while totaling a team-high 6.8 rebounds.
Over the course of the season, Addy totaled five double-doubles, the most of any Bison this year. His best outing of the campaign came in the first contest of the season, when he posted a 19-point, 19-rebound performance against Frostburg State on Nov. 16.
Besides ranking 14th in the conference in points per game, Addy also finished the year fourth in three pointers made per game (2.0), fifth in three-point percentage (.430), sixth in rebounds per contest (6.4), seventh in steals per game (1.7), and 12th in blocks per game.
Addy was named the PAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week following the last week of the regular season when he averaged 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, including a 17-point, 15-rebound effort against Washington & Jefferson on senior day.
The award marks the second of Addy’s career, as he was named a Second-Team All-PAC selection following the 2012-13 campaign.
The third Bison to earn an all-conference award was senior Kevin Jackson (Baltimore, Md./Walbrook), who captured second-team laurels.
Jackson made the most of his second season with the Bison, ranking second on the team and ninth in the conference in points per game (13.6). He also ranked first on the team and fourth in the PAC in field goal percentage (.529) and ranked third among conference players in blocked shots per game (1.4) and seventh in rebounds (6.3).
A consistent scorer, Jackson registered double figures in 21 of the 23 games in which he played. He also recorded three double-doubles on the season, and eclipsed the 20-point plateau on three separate occasions. He registered his career high, 23 points, against Washington & Jefferson on Jan. 18.
The Bison will finish their 2013-14 campaign by hosting the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Regional Championship Tournament. Bethany will open play on Saturday, March 8, when they play host to the winner of Alfred and Juniata at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that contest will then play the winner of Hood and Waynesburg in the Championship on Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. All games will be played in the Hummel Field House.