Jeremy Combs Named Second Team All-Conference

March 7, 2016

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DENTON – Having a breakout sophomore campaign in numerous categories, Jeremy Combs was selected second team All-Conference USA by the league’s coaches and media on Monday.

Combs leads North Texas (12-19, 7-11 C-USA) in scoring (15.4), rebounds (10.8), steals (42), free throws (111), field goals (175), field goal percentage (60.1) and double-doubles (14). The Dallas native had seven 20-point scoring games and 16 double-digit rebounding games this season.

“We are really happy for Jeremy and his accomplishments this season,” North Texas head coach Tony Benford said. “First off, he is a tremendous person with a great work ethic and he really improved his game from last year averaging a double-double. The impact he has had on our program being a great ambassador for the University of North Texas is something we look for in every student-athlete." 

This is the second all-conference award for Combs after landing on the C-USA all-freshman team last season. It is the first second team honoree for the Mean Green since Tony Mitchell in 2012-13 (Sun Belt Conference).

Combs has pulled down a career-high 324 total rebounds which is the sixth best total in single-season history at North Texas. The second leading rebounder in the C-USA, Combs also at one point was ranked in the top-25 in six different categories in the nation. Currently, Combs is 15th in total rebounds (324) and 14th in rebounds per game (10.8).

His best game of the season came in a home game against Marshall scoring a career-high 28 points (12 of 19 from the field) and grabbed 18 rebounds. Combs passed former NBA standout Kenyon Martin’s C-USA rebounding record in C-USA games only with 18 rebounds at LA Tech. Combs finished with 206 rebounds in 17 C-USA games.

The Mean Green will open the 2016 C-USA Tournament in Birmingham, Ala. as the No. 9 seed and will take on No. 8 Western Kentucky on Wednesday at noon. The matchup can be seen on the American Sports Network.

2015-16 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech, Sr., G, 6-4, 194, Chipley, Florida
James Kelly, Marshall, Sr., F, 6-8, 259, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Trey Freeman, Old Dominion, Sr., G, 6-2, 175, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Marcus Evans, Rice, Fr., G, 6-2, 190, Chesapeake, Virginia
Robert Brown, UAB, Sr., G, 6-5, 195, Clermont, Florida

2015-16 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
Joseph Uchebo, Charlotte, Sr., C, 6-10, 261, Enugu, Nigeria
Adrian Diaz, FIU, Sr., C, 6-11, 230, Miami, Florida
Erik McCree, Louisiana Tech, R-Jr., F, 6-8. 222, Orlando, Florida
Jeremy Combs, North Texas, So., F, 6-7, 196, Dallas, Texas
Chris Cokley, UAB, So., F, 6-8, 241, Savannah, Georgia

2015-16 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM
Giddy Potts, Middle Tennessee, So., G, 6-2, 220, Athens, Alabama
Reggie Upshaw Jr., Middle Tennessee, Jr., G, 6-7, 232, Chattanooga, Tennessee
William Lee, UAB, So., F, 6-9, 210, Plantersville, Alabama
Nick Norton, UAB, So., G, 6-10, 175, Bloomington, Illinois
Lee Moore, UTEP, Jr., G, 6-4, 175, Kennesaw, Georgia


 

 

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