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Lawton Earns Second All-America Nod

Lawton Earns Second All-America Nod

ALBANY, NY - Jonathan Lawton earned his second all-America honor of the day when the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) announced its men's basketball all-America teams on Tuesday. Lawton earned second-team honors after helping lead the Moccasins to a 25-8 record and a Sunshine State Conference Tournament title.

The Mocs advanced to the NCAA South Regional semifinals for the second year in a row and defeated three ranked opponents during the season, including then-No. 3 Nova Southeastern in the SSC Tournament championship game. Lawton averaged a team-best 22.5 points per game as a senior and eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark.

Lawton was the SSC Player of the Year, the D2CCA South Region Player of the Year, an NABC all-Amerian and first-team all-district selection, and one of 25 finalists for the Bevo Francis Award as the top non-Division I men's basketball player in the country.

A second-team all-district selection a year ago, Lawton has been selected to play in the Reese's Division II All-Star Game on March 29 at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN, the site of this year's Division II Elite Eight.