College Men’s Basketball News – Guilford Pair Lands All-ODAC Recognition

SALEM, Va. (2/27/14) — Guilford College’s Matt McCarthy (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) earned Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball honors Thursday night at the league’s annual banquet in the Salem Civic Center. Senior teammate Jake Hopkins (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) received Third Team All-ODAC recognition.

Virginia Wesleyan’s senior D.J. Woodmore captured the ODAC’s Kurt Axe Player of the Year Award and Randolph-Macon’s Nathan Davis won the Bob Johnson ODAC Coach of the Year honor. Drew Kimberly of Washington and Lee earned the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year prize as chosen by conference sports information directors.

McCarthy, a 6-3, 200-pound junior guard earned All-ODAC recognition for the second straight season. He ranks eighth in the ODAC with 15.1 points per game and stands second in three-point field goals made (60, 2.4 per game) and free-throw percentage (.847). McCarthy has led Guilford’s scorers 10 times this season and has eight 20-point games. He averaged 14.8 points and 2.8 assists per game against league rivals this year.

For his career, McCarthy ranks fourth in school history with 174 career three-pointers and is seventh all-time with a .376 three-point percentage. His 27.9 minutes per game stand fifth all-time at Guilford.

Hopkins, a two-year starter, earned his first All-ODAC recognition this season. The team captain averaged 12.1 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds per game. His rebounding average ranks third in the ODAC and he ranks second in the league with 2.1 offensive rebounds per game. Hopkins was great down low for the Quakers as he recorded a career- and team-best seven double-doubles this season.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers have a 17-8 overall record and earned the ODAC Tournament’s third seed with an 11-5 league mark. The Quakers play 11th-seeded Washington and Lee Friday (2/28) in the quarterfinals. The tourney concludes Sunday (3/2) and all games are played in the Salem Civic Center.