Valentine named to All-ECAC first team

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Valentine, a senior, completed his final season with 554 points and connecting from beyond the arc 109 times. - Courtesy photo

DANBURY, Conn. — The accolades keep coming for senior guard Rob Valentine who nabbed a spot on the All-ECAC first team.

Valentine concluded his senior campaign accumulating 554 points and connecting from beyond the arc 109 times this season. His 109 treys set a Newberry record for made three-pointers in a single season, with his 10 at Bob Jones on Nov. 14 setting another school record for most made during a singular game. The senior bookended the season with a pair of 30+ point performances, tallying a career-high 34 points at Bob Jones and powering the Wolves to a win over Tusculum with 33 points on senior night.

The Richmond, Virginia native ranked in the top-ten in several SAC statistical categories including second in total points, third in average points per game, and sixth in three-point percentage. Valentine also lit up the national stage currently occupying the fourth spot in Division II in treys made per game with an average of 3.76.

Along with his effectiveness from beyond the arc, Valentine combined for 106 rebounds including his first career double-double at Lenoir-Rhyne where he notched 29 points and a career-high 11 boards.

Along with the All-ECAC First Team nod, Valentine earned a spot on both the SAC All-Conference First Team and D2CCA Southeast Region Second Team.

He joins the first team alongside Jordan Floyd (King), Jeffrey Hayden (New York Institute of Technology), Malik Toppin (Salem University) and Danny Upchurch (University of New Haven).

Valentine, a senior, completed his final season with 554 points and connecting from beyond the arc 109 times.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_Valentine-ECAC.jpgValentine, a senior, completed his final season with 554 points and connecting from beyond the arc 109 times. Courtesy photo

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