Morehead's Warner earns All-OVC honors

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State junior Angelo Warner has earned Second-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors for the 2013-14 men's basketball campaign. He becomes the first Eagle in three years to earn postseason recognition from the conference office.

"Congratulations to Angelo on this well-deserved honor," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "He has been our most consistent performer this year. There are several terrific players in the Ohio Valley Conference, so any kind of postseason honor is a big deal."

Warner, who has tallied 1,081 points in 95 collegiate games, became the 30th member of Morehead State's 1,000-point club earlier this season. He enters the OVC Tournament with a team-best 17.5 points per contest, which currently places sixth in the league.

A native of Orlando, Warner also ranks among the conference leaders in steals (3rd, 1.9), free-throw percentage (4th, .827), minutes (5th, 34.7), three-point field goals (13th, 1.7), assists (14th, 3.0), assist-to-turnover ratio (14th, 1.1) and total rebounds (20th, 4.7).

Warner, a 6-foot-2 guard, has played 2,586 career minutes and started his last 56 contests at Morehead State. He has posted 57 double-figure scoring performances as an Eagle, including 28 this season, and 11 efforts of 20+ points, including nine this year.

Warner averaged 6.0 points as a freshman in 2011-12, but has increased that production to 10.9 as a sophomore in 2012-13 and 17.5 as a junior in 2013-14. His field goals have more than tripled, while his three-pointers, free throws and assists have more than doubled.

"Angelo brings so much to the table," Woods said. "He's can score in a variety of ways, he's a very good rebounding guard and he's one of the top passers on our team. Angelo puts a lot of pressure on the opposing guards and fits the type of defense we like to play."

Fourth-seeded Morehead State opens league tournament action in the second round on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). The Eagles will face the winner of No. 5 Tennessee Tech and No. 8 SIU Edwardsville. All contests will be played at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

"We're looking forward to three big days in Nashville," Woods added. "We've had a good season overall and we need to get back to our winning ways. At this point, it's more about us and less about our opponents. We need to get back to the things that have made us successful."

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