Sophomore center Tim Kempton posts up a defender on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Kempton finished with a team high 19 points and seven rebounds in the teams matchup against Canisius. (Chester Toye/B&W photo)

Lehigh men’s basketball Tim Kempton named AP Honorable Mention All-American


Lehigh men’s basketball forward Tim Kempton has been named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.

Kempton, the third player to earn the honorable mention status in Lehigh history, averaged 15.3 points and 8.7 rebounds this season for the 16-14 Mountain Hawks.

The sophomore standout helped lead the team to a third place finish in the Patriot League during the regular season. The team eventually suffered a 68-62 loss to No. 6 seed American University 68-62 in its first game of the Patriot League Tournament.

Along with the All-American mention, Kempton was named Patriot League Player of the Year. Teammate freshman guard Kahron Ross was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year, an award that Kempton won last year.

The last player for Lehigh to make honorable mention was C.J. McCollum (2010, 2012), who was drafted 10th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in the 2013 NBA Draft. Before him, guard Austen Rowland earned the honor in 2004.

University of Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Duke University’s Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame University’s Jerian Grant, University of Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein and The Ohio State University’s D’Angelo Russell earned First Team All-American honors.

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