Sophomore forward Ken Horton was named to the Northeast
Conference Second-Team, it was announced on Thursday morning in the
pre-tournament media conference call. Horton, who led the Blue
Devils in scoring this season averaging 16.6 points per game, is
the leading active scorer for the Blue Devils with over 800 career
points. He started 26 of 27 games played in his second season in
New Britain and led the Blue Devils with 29 three-pointers.
Horton, an All-Rookie Team selection last season for the Blue Devils, hit a team-best 92 free-throws on the year and led in total rebounds (158), offensive rebounds (92) and blocks (44). He has scored 449 points so far this season, including 230 in conference action.
Horton now has 817 career points entering Thursday night's NEC Quarterfinal game at Sacred Heart. He has now posted double-figures in 42 of 55 career games with the Blue Devils and has scored 16 or more in 17 of 27 games this season. He has 19 career games with 20 or more points. Earlier this season he became the first player in CCSU's Division I history to posted 18 or more points in the first five games of the season.
Horton's 44 blocks this season give him 107 in his career, becoming the fifth player in school history with 100 career blocks. Earlier this season he moved past Byron Smith (103) into fourth place in school history.
The Blue Devils, playing in their 11th straight NEC Tournament, the longest active streak in the league, will play at #3 Sacred Heart on Thursday night at 7 p.m. The game can be heard live on ESPN Radio 1410 in Hartford and ESPN Radio 1300 in New Haven, as well as online at CCSUBlueDevils.com.