LIberty’s Darius McGhee was named to the 2020-21 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State second team. He becomes the first Liberty player to be named to the VaSID all-state second team since 2012 when Jesse Sanders received the honor. Caleb Homesley was named to the VaSID all-state first team a season ago.
McGhee was joined on the second-team by Old Dominion’s Malik Curry, Virginia’s Jay Huff, William & Mary’s Luke Loewe, and VMI’s Greg Parham. The first-team was highlighted by Co-Players of the Year Sam Hauser from Virginia and Nah’Shon Hyland from VCU. The rest of the first team included Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, James Madison’s Matt Lewis, and Hampton’s Davion Warren.
This honor adds to a laundry list of accomplishments earned by McGhee this season. He was previously named the 2020-21 ASUN Player of the Year, the ASUN Tournament MVP, and a First Team All-ASUN selection, an NABC District 3 First Team honoree, and a Lou Henson All-American.
For the season, McGhee led the Flames in scoring at 15.5 points per game while shooting 45.2% from the field and 40.8% from three. McGhee made 95 three pointers during the season, the fourth most for made three-pointers in a single season. He has made 224 three-pointers during his career, as he is tied for 3rd most in school history with Larry Jackson for career three-pointers made, trailing only Larry Blair and Ryan Kemrite. Kemrite’s career record of 258 made three-pointers will likely be broken by McGhee before Christmas next season.
McGhee helped lead the Flames to a third consecutive ASUN Regular Season Championship and ASUN Tournament Championship while clinching a third straight automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Liberty lost to Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big Dance in Indianapolis.