Schroeder named to All-State men's basketball second team

Connor Schroeder eyes the basket. Text: second-team vasid all-state

Newport News, Va. -- Lynchburg College men's basketball junior Connor Schroeder was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors 2017-18 College Division All-State second team, the organization announced Friday morning.

Schroeder, a 6-foot-7 forward from Blacksburg, Va., led the Hornets in scoring average (15.8 points per game) and 3-pointers (73) last season, a mark that also led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, on his way to first-team All-ODAC honors.

He helped Lynchburg to an 18-15 overall record in 2017-18 and a first-round win in conference tournament play to lift the Hornets to a game in the Salem Civic Center and the ODAC quarterfinals for the seventh-straight season.

His 73 3-pointers were the third-best single-season mark in the program's history, as were his 170 attempts from long range.

Schroeder's honor marks the third-straight season Lynchburg has had a presence on the all-state teams, following co-player of the year Zack Burnett in 2016-17 and player of the year Alex Graves in 2015-16, who was joined by Burnett on the teams.

As for the 2017-18 superlatives, Averett's James Contreras, Jr., was named player of the year, while Dimetri Chambers of Bridgewater took the honor of top rookie. Christopher Newport's John Krikorian was named coach of the year.


2017-18 VaSID College Division All-State Men's Basketball

Player of the Year: James Contreras, Jr. – Averett University

Coach of the Year: John Krikorian – Christopher Newport University

Rookie of the Year: Dimetri Chambers – Bridgewater College


First Team

Romello Anderson – Apprentice School

James Contreras, Jr. – Averett University

Josh Freund – Roanoke College

Aaron McFarland – Christopher Newport University

Clayton Murtha – Washington & Lee University


Second Team

Taiwo Badmus – University of Virginia's College at Wise

Chase Branscomb – Emory & Henry College

Connor Schroeder – Lynchburg College

Michal Seals – University of Virginia's College at Wise

Eric Shaw – University of Mary Washington