Holton represents Purple Knights on all-region second team
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball sophomore Mike Holton Jr. (Portland, Ore./The Winchendon School) continued his run of historic honors on Wednesday, earning a place on the Daktronics Division II East All-Region second team. Holton was one of 10 players lauded, and one of two underclassmen.
Holton, who two weeks ago became the first Purple Knight underclassman to land on an all-conference first team in 26 years, is the third Saint Michael's player to corral an all-region laurel in the last 11 years. Brian Monahan '08 was the most recent Purple Knight to be named all-region, in 2007-08. As one of two sophomores honored, Holton is among five Northeast-10 Conference student-athletes on the two all-region squads.
Holton led the Purple Knights in scoring 17 times in 26 games, as the 6-foot-1 guard turned in 17.0 points and 2.7 assists while shooting 84.5 percent on free throws and knocking down 48 three-pointers. Following the conclusion of the league tournament, Holton still leads the NE-10 in free throws (120) and is second in scoring and third in free throw shooting. After notching a program-rookie-record 442 points in 2010-11, he matched that total as a sophomore, turning in career highs in scoring average, rebounding (3.9), assists (70), field goal shooting and three-point shooting.
In three contests against NE-10 regular-season co-champions Adelphi University and Franklin Pierce University - also two teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament - Holton averaged 23.0 points on 54.1 percent shooting, including 56.3 percent (9-for-16) from three-point range and 95.2 percent (20-of-21) on free throws. Heading into his junior year, Holton has 884 points, good for a 16.4-point average, as he aims to become the 14th Saint Michael's junior to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He is second in program annals in free throw percentage (84.5%).
The all-region teams are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., a world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).