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LMU's McCauley Named All-American


Courvoisier McCauley (LMU Athletics Photo)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Twenty-four hours after garnering 2020 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coaches' Division II All-Southeast District First Team honors, Lincoln Memorial University basketball sophomore Courvoisier McCauley has been named a NABC Coaches' Division II All-American. Announced by the association Tuesday afternoon, the All-America team is selected and voted upon by member coaches of the NABC in Division II.


The 16 student-athletes who appear on the NABC All-America team represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in NCAA Division II.


McCauley becomes the 14th Railsplitter to be donned an All-American, joining Fred Lee (1976, 1977), Keith Beck (1985), Nick Sanford (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990), Lawrence Buell (1989), Howard Jackson (1999, 2000), Desmond Johnson (2011), Vincent Bailey (2014), Lorenza Ross (2015), Gerel Simmons (2016), Luquon Choice (2017), Chris Perry (2017), Dorian Pinson (2018) and Emanuel Terry (2018). The guard also joins recent NABC All-Americans Emanuel Terry (2018), Luquon Choice (2017) and Gerel Simmons (2016).


Helping lead LMU to its best season in terms of winning percentage, McCauley became the fifth Railsplitter to garner SAC Player of the Year accolades and was a Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Southeast All-Region First Team member and All-SAC First Team pick. He appeared on the Bevo Francis Award Top 25 watch list for the nation's top player within Small College Basketball after aiding the Railsplitters to a remarkable 32-1 overall record, an unblemished 22-0 league mark and two conference championships.


Playing a key role in LMU's 32-game winning streak, which set both a program and SAC record and was the longest among all levels of college basketball, McCauley was one of the nation's most prolific offensive players.


The 6-foot-5 wingman was nothing shy of spectacular in his second collegiate season, ending the year 13th nationally in made three pointers (103), 20th in made field goals (236), 22nd in points scored (661), 29th in three-point field goal percentage (43.6%), 38th in three pointers per game (3.1) and 50th in scoring (20.0 PPG). McCauley finished second in the 12-team league in scoring and averaged 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 49.7 percent (236-of-475) from the floor.


The Indianapolis (Manuel HS), native's 661 points were the ninth-most in a single season by a Railsplitter as McCauley's 103 threes were the fifth-most in school history. He connected on four or more treys on 12 different occasions and reached double-figure scoring in all but three games. McCauley notched 20 points or more 17 times and hit the 30-point mark in three outings, recording five double-doubles and scoring a career-high 44 points on Dec. 15 in a 97-77 home win over Lenoir-Rhyne. It marked the most in a single game by an LMU player during the Railsplitters' NCAA era and tied for the seventh-most in any game in program history. Named SAC Player of the Week a conference-best three times, McCauley pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds on Feb. 29 against Anderson in LMU's 75-55 regular season finale.


After averaging 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals in the Railsplitters' three-game SAC Tournament title run, McCauley earned a spot on the 2020 SAC All-Tournament Team.

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