SALEM, Va. (2/25/11) — Guilford College’s Josh Pittman (Archdale,
N.C./Trinity) earned First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
basketball honors Thursday night at the league’s annual banquet in the Salem
Civic Center. Teammate Tobi Akinsola (Cary, N.C./Word of God Christian
(Bethany) received honorable mention according to voting conducted by the
leagueâ€™s 11 head coaches.
Eastern Mennonite University senior Todd Phillips captured the ODACâ€™s Kurt
Axe Player of the Year Award and Randolph Collegeâ€™s Clay Nunley won the Bob
Johnson ODAC Coach of the Year honor. Virginia Wesleyan College guard D.J.
Woodmore was named the leagueâ€™s Freshman of the Year. Randolphâ€™s Colton Hunt
garnered the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year as
chosen by conference sports information directors.
Pittman, a 6-1, 160-pound guard, is the first Guilford sophomore since Ben
Strong â€™08 to earn First Team All-ODAC basketball honors. Pittman averages
17.8 points per game, which ranks third in the league, along with 3.9
rebounds and 2.3 assists per outing. He leads the ODAC and ranks
28thnationally with 3.0 three-pointers per contest. His .837
free-throw percentage is the leagueâ€™s fourth-best figure. Pittman led Guilfordâ€™s
scorers 16 times this season and has 10 20-point games. His 34-point
showings at Washington and Lee University and Manchester College this season
represent his career high. Pittman averaged 18.3 points per game in 16 ODAC
contests and claimed the leagueâ€™s Player of the Week Jan. 10.
Akinsola, a 6-2, 190-pound junior center, averages 10.4 points and 6.9
rebounds per game. He leads Guilfordâ€™s rebounders and ranks second on the
team in scoring. Akinsola, who shoots 47.7 percent from the floor, stands
among the ODACâ€™s best in rebounding (8th) and scoring (23rd). He has a
team-high three double-doubles and has led the Quakersâ€™ rebounders 11 times.
Akinsola hit for a career-high 26 points, one of his 13 games in
double-figure scoring, in Guilfordâ€™s Jan. 22 upset of previously unbeaten
and second-ranked Virginia Wesleyan.
Coach Tom Palomboâ€™s Quakers recorded a 16-9 overall record and earned the
ODAC Tournamentâ€™s number-four seed with a 10-6 league mark. Guilford begins
defense of its 2010 ODAC Tournament title Friday (2/25) with a 3:00 p.m.
quarterfinal contest against Randolph. The tourney concludes Sunday (2/27)
and all games are played in the Salem Civic Center.
Guilford College Athletics