Friday March 27, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Two-time All-America selection and two-time Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Chris Commons concluded his collegiate career on Friday by scoring 20 points in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-Star game on Friday evening at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The most decorated player in the history of USC Aiken men’s basketball, Commons helped guide the West team to a 138-117 victory over the East team.
Commons was one of four players in the game to net 20 or more points. He was one of three on the West team to tie or topple the 20-point plateau. His 20 points were the third most on the West squad.
Midwestern State’s Nolan Richardson’s acquired 22 points to lead the West team. The grandson of former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson, the younger Richardson’s efforts earned him the Most Outstanding Player plaudits for the West team.
Commons (Toledo, Ohio/Findlay) was 8-for-14 from the floor in the game. He knocked down four of his eight three-point attempts in the game.