Liberty guard Darius McGhee has been named the VaSID Player of the Year. The senior from Roxboro, North Carolina becomes the first player in program history to win the award. McGhee was also named First Team All-VaSID, becoming just the fifth player in program history to earn First Team honors.
The 5’9″ guard was named ASUN Player of the Year for the second straight season as he averaged 24.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He finished the year as the nation’s leader in total points (812), total field goals made (276), and three-pointers made (142). He also finished the year ranked No. 2 in the country in points per game.
McGhee set a number of records this past season as he now holds the ASUN single season record for most three-pointers made in a single season while also setting the Liberty record for most three-pointers in a season, most points scored in a single game (48), most career three-pointers made (366), and set the school’s Division I record for most points scored in a single season with 812. He became the only player in the last 30 seasons of college basketball to score 800 points, grab 145 rebounds, record 115 assists, and make 140 three-pointers in a single season.
McGhee joins Peter Aluma, Larry Blair, and Jesse Sanders as the only players in program history to earn VaSID honors in more than one season.
Joining McGhee on the VaSID First team were Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, VMI’s Jake Stephens, George Mason’s Josh Oduro, and Norfolk State’s Joe Bryant, Jr. Virginia Tech’s Mike Young was named the Coach of the Year, Richmond’s Jacob Gilyard was named the Defensive Player of the Year, and VMI’s Honor Huff was named the Rookie of the Year.