ASU's Madgen named Southeast Region player of the year

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Wednesday March 11, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Ben Madgen was selected as the 2009 Daktronics Division II Southeast Region Player-of-the-Year, which was announced on Wednesday. In addition to his postseason award, Madgen was also selected first team All-Southeast Region in the process. He is joined on the All-Region first team by ASU teammate Garrett Siler, along with USC Aiken’s Chris Commons, Mount Olive’s Kendrick Beasley and Kyle Moore of Tusculum.

With the first-team selection, all five players are automatically eligible for Daktronics Division II All-American honors.

A 6-foot-4 junior guard from Williamstown, Australia, Madgen was selected first team All-Peach Belt Conference for the third straight season. He currently leads the Peach Belt Conference in both scoring and 3-point shooting percentage at 19.0 ppg., and 46 percent from 3-point range. Madgen is also shooting 49 percent from the field and 86 percent from the free throw line. Last weekend, Madgen was selected the Peach Belt Conference Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, pacing the Jaguars to their first PBC Tournament title since 2002. In addition, he’s also led the Jaguars to their third straight NCAA Tournament berth and to the highest national ranking in school history at No. 3.