Three Sea Gulls named to All-CAC men's basketball teams; Smith, Witmer named to first team

Three Sea Gulls named to All-CAC men's basketball teams; Smith, Witmer named to first team

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its men's basketball awards for the 2016-17 season and for just the second time in program history, the Sea Gulls had three players earn all-conference honors.

Seniors Wyatt Smith and Justin Witmer were each named to the first team and classmate Gordon Jeter earned second-team accolades.

This is Smith's second first-team honor in two years in the maroon and gold. The forward currently stands fifth in the CAC in points per game, averaging 15.5 per game, while pulling in 8.2 rebounds per game and blocking 1.7 shots per game, which both rank third in the CAC. He leads the team in all three categories. Despite playing just two years at Salisbury, after transferring, Smith has scored 786 points, and ranks in the top 10 in program history in both rebound and offensive rebound averages and is sixth in program history with 75 blocks.

Witmer is scoring 11.6 points per game this season, which is third on the team, and ranks 19th in the CAC making 40.6 percent of his three-point attempts. This season, Witmer hit the 1,000-point plateau for his career on February 4, 2017, fittingly on a three-pointer. Witmer ranks fourth in program history in the three-point field goals made, having connected 193 times from outside.

Witmer and Smith join Ray Williams (2005-06 and 2006-07) as the only Sea Gulls to be named to the first team twice and this is only the third time the Sea Gulls have landed two players on the first team in the same season.

Jeter has been an all-around asset for the Sea Gulls this season, averaging 9.6 points to go with seven rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Jeter also hit the 1,000-point mark this year and ranks ninth in program history in rebounds with 706, is tied for fifth in offensive rebounds with 254, and is just behind Smith in seventh having blocked 67 shots over four years.

Salisbury (20-7) will continue its season this Friday, March 3, as the Sea Gulls head to Neumann University for the opening round of the NCAA tournament, where they will take on Endicott College.

To view the All-CAC release, click here.

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