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MSU's Faried Earns Honorable Mention All-American

MOREHEAD, Ky.—Morehead State junior men’s basketball center Kenneth Faried has been named Associated Press All-American honorable mention it was announced Monday.

It’s the third time the junior standout has been honored this postseason. He also was named NABC All-District and he swept the Ohio Valley Conference top awards, earning Player of the Year, Defensive player of the Year, First Team All-Conference and All-District.

Faried had an extraordinary year, averaging 16.9 points a game, while hauling in 13.0 boards per contest to lead the OVC and rank second in the nation. He also ranked second nationally in double-doubles, recording 25 double-dips in 35 total games. That included 10 games with 20 or more points. He was named OVC Player of the Week five times during the 2009-10 season.

Faried helped lead the Eagles to their second best record in school history at 24-11 and the best OVC mark at 15-3. MSU earned a bid to the College Basketball Invitational losing in the second round in overtime at Boston University. It was the Eagles second consecutive postseason appearance.


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