Marshall's Whiteside Earns Freshman All-American Honors
March 8, 2010
Marshall University men's basketball player Hassan Whiteside has been named a Freshman All-American by the Sporting News. Whiteside was named to the publication's second team.
Whiteside reset the Conference USA record for most blocks in a season Feb. 24 when Whiteside blocked four shots. Whiteside reset the Conference USA and his own school record for most blocks in a game with 13 against UCF Feb. 27. Whiteside has blocked 168 shots this season. The 7-0 post player also broke the Marshall career blocks record against UCF on Feb. 27. The old C-USA season blocks' record was 143 which was set by Jerome Jordan during the 2007-08 season. The previous Marshall career blocks tally was 148 which was set by Omar Roland (1988-90).
Whiteside broke the Marshall school record for most blocks in a season when he recorded five against UAB Jan. 16. Whiteside's blocks this season broke the old record of 101 which was set by Omar Roland during the 1989-90 campaign. Whiteside currently leads Division I in blocked shots in the most recent report and is the Conference USA leader in the category.
Whiteside became the only Conference USA player to post three triple-doubles in a season against UCF when he scored 14 points, blocked 13 shots, and had 11 rebounds in Marshall's 121-115 triple overtime victory. He has been selected Conference USA Rookie of the Week six times (Nov. 30/Dec. 13/Jan. 17/Jan. 24/Feb. 22/Mar. 1) this season.
Marshall is the fourth seed in the 2010 GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship and will play the winner of the game between the fifth seed Tulsa and the 12th seed Rice Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. EST.
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