Jalen Vaughns Named an All-American
Junior Jalen Vaughns, a star on the men’s basketball team, is an All-American. He was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division III All-America Third Team.
The All-American honor capped an outstanding year for Vaughns. For the second straight season, he was the Atlantic East Conference (AEC) Player of the Year and earned a spot on the AEC First Team. He notched Atlantic East Player of the Week honors five times and was the Defensive Player of the Week twice.
His superb play also earned him slots on the NABC All-District First Team, the ECAC Division III First Team, and the D3hoops. com All-Region Five First Team. During the season, he passed the 1,000-point plateau for his career.
Vaughns led the Knights to a 21-8 record, averaging a double-double and leading the AEC in scoring (22.8 points per game) and rebounding, (10.5 boards per game). He also had the top field goal percentage in the conference, sinking a remarkable 59.2 percent of his shots.