SPARTANBURG, S.C. – USC Upstate sophomore Torrey Craig has been named an All-American Honorable Mention by the Associated Press.
Craig, who led the Atlantic Sun in scoring (16.4 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (7.7 rpg), was named the league's player of the year.
Craig finished his sophomore campaign with 28 double-digit scoring performances. He surpassed the 20-point plateau 12 times and tallied eight double-doubles. He reached the 30-point mark for the first time in his career with 30 points behind a career-high eight three-pointers in the Spartans' 87-74 win over Florida Gulf Coast (2/23/12). Craig also hit a pair of game-winners this season.
Against Jacksonville State (12/1/11), he sank a jumper in the paint with 18 seconds to play to give the Spartans a 50-48 victory over the Gamecocks. Against Belmont (1/21/12), Craig's put back with 0.7 seconds to play gave the Spartans a 79-78 victory, the first-ever over the Bruins.
In the Spartans' first postseason appearance of the D-I era, Craig tallied 17 points as Upstate cruised to a 75-58 win over Kent State (3/15/12) in the First Round of the College Insider Tournament.
Craig helped guide the Spartans to 21 wins in 2011-12, the most of the D-I era. The club became just the second team to post 20 or more wins in their season of full NCAA D-I eligibility after completing the five-year transition from D-II to D-I (North Dakota State, 26 wins, 2008-09).