Middle grad Garret Kerr named CACC Player of the Year

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University of the Sciences' Garret Kerr, a 2011 gradaute of Middle Township High School, has been honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year as voted upon by the conference's 13 head coaches.

Kerr, a 6-4 sophomore forward for the Devils, led the CACC and the Division II East Region in scoring (21.5 points per game) and rebounds (12.6 per game) during the regular season. His 12.6 rebounds per game average ranked tops in nation amongst NCAA Division II players.  Kerr also led the Devils in field goal percentage (52.0%), free throw percentage (79.6%) and steals (1.4 per game). At the conclusion of the regular season, he also ranked second on the team in assists (2.6 per game).  Nationally, Garret's 18 "Double Doubles" are the most amongst all NCAA Division II players.  In addition to his top ranking in rebounding, he also ranks 14th in scoring and 80th in field goal percentage. 

A six-time CACC Player of the Week honoree, Kerr tied Tayron Thomas' (Philadelphia) total during the 2005-06 season. Kerr also joins Thomas as the only student-athletes to earn CACC Player of the Week honors three consecutive weeks in the conference's NCAA era and also becomes the first CACC student-athlete ever to be named the CACC Rookie of the Year and CACC Player of the Year in their career.

Kerr was the Gazette Leader's southern Cape May County MVP as a senior at Middle Township, when he led the Panthers to the 2011 South Jersey Group II title. Kerr, who transferred to Middle after his juniior year at Mooretown High School, finished his high school career with more than 1,000 career points.

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