UNIONTOWN, Pa. Senior guard Bryce Pendleton was named to the USCAA All-American First Team, and was joined by Cory Evans and Ade Swann, who were named to the All-American Honorable Mention list. Pendleton, who was named an Honorable Mention All-American last year, averaged 15-points per game. He shot 40% from the field, and was deadly from behind the three-point arc as he shot 37% on 60-of-159 shooting from 3-point range. Pendleton was a force to reckon with this year, and often faced double-teams intent on denying him the long range shot.
Evans was a workhorse for the Knights this season. He was second on the team in rebounds, and was a key factor on the defensive end for SVU. He averaged 14.1points per game, and shot 55% from the field. Evans was a two-time USCAA player of the week, with one nomination coming after he shot 100% from the field. Swann was a sparkplug for the team as he pushed the pace for the Knights, and set up the SVU offense. He was the team's leading scorer and led the team in assists.
The trio led the team to a second consecutive winning season for the first time in program history, and a number three seed at the USCAA National Tournament.
Pendleton and Evans earned more honors as they were named to the USCAA Academic All-American team. The duo was joined by sophomore forward, Derek Culter. A player named to the Academic All-American team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must also be a sophomore or higher, and have been a performer in at least half of the team's competitions.
The basketball team has traveled to Uniontown, Pa. and will play their first game of the tournament March. 4 at 12:00. The Knights' opponent is Hiwassee College.