Three Stetson men's basketball student-athletes received
postseason accolades from the Atlantic Sun Conference on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Adam Pegg, junior Chris Perez, and junior
Hunter Miller were honored by the league following their 2012-13 regular season
Pegg was named First Team All-Atlantic Sun, was named to the
Academic All-Conference Team, and was honored as the A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of
the Year. Perez earned Second Team
All-Atlantic Sun honors, and Miller was named to the Academic All-Conference
Team. This marks the first time since
1992-93 that Stetson has placed a pair of Hatters on the All-Conference First
and Second Teams.
A second team selection a year ago, Pegg becomes the first
Stetson player to be named to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team since Sebastian
Singletary in 2000-01. Pegg leads the
Hatters with 15.6 points per game, and is the only player in the conference to
finish the regular season in the Top 10 in scoring, rebounding, and field goal
percentage. The center has scored in
double figures in 26 of 28 games this season, and has recorded four
double-doubles. Pegg was also named
A-Sun Player of the Week earlier this season.
After earning A-Sun Academic honors his first two seasons at
Stetson, this marks Pegg's first appearance on the new Academic All-Conference
Team, integrated last year to honor student-athletes for their excellence on
and off the court. Named to the Capital
One Academic All-District Team earlier this season, Pegg was also named the
A-Sun's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his performance on the court and in the
classroom. The senior currently holds a
3.39 GPA while majoring in Integrative Health Science.
Perez and his 15.3 points per game gave Stetson the highest
scoring duo in the league this season.
The junior is currently fourth in the league, scoring 16.3 points per
game during A-Sun games. Perez has
scored in double figures 23 times this season, and has reached the 20-point
plateau seven times in 2012-13. The guard
was named A-Sun Player of the Week once, scored a career-high 32 points against
Jacksonville, and netted a buzzer-beating layup to top Florida Atlantic earlier
Miller joined Pegg on the Academic All-Conference Team. The junior holds a 3.78 cumulative GPA while
majoring in Business Administration.
Miller stepped up into a starting role midway through the season, and
the Hatters have seen plenty of success since that point. Not a true point guard, Miller has helped
carry that load this season, averaging 3.0 assists during league games. The junior is also leading the team with a
58.3 three-point percentage during conference contests.
Stetson returns to action on Thursday when the third seeded
Hatters take on sixth seeded ETSU in the 2013 General Shale Atlantic Sun Men's
Basketball Championship. The program's
first appearance in the A-Sun Tournament since 2008-09, Stetson will look to
capture its first conference title this week in Macon, Ga.
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