Kingsport, Tenn. – Oteriah Lee (JR/Knoxville, Tenn.) was the only Bryan College Lions Men's Basketball player to earn All-Appalachian Athletic Conference team honors when the 2016-17 AAC basketball awards were announced by the league Wednesday night. Lee has been a standout player for the Lions during his three years at Bryan. His first year in the league he was named AAC Freshman of the Year. He followed it up with All-AAC Second Team honors last season, and his dominating play from the point guard position has given way to All-AAC First Team recognition this year.
He leads the Lions in scoring with 434 points, averaging 15.5 points per game, and also dished out a team-high 141 assists. His total scoring and points per game rank him No. 8 in conference. His 5.03 assists per game place him No. 18 in the NAIA (No. 2 in AAC), and his 141 assists are 19th best in the nation (No. 2 in AAC). He has 10 games this year where he has scored at least 20 points, with his career-best coming against Point University (Ga.) on Jan. 3 after scoring 28 points. His accuracy has been deadly with him shooting 50.8 percent (153-of-301) from the floor this year, No. 6 in the AAC, and 86.3 percent (88-of-102) from the foul line, which makes him the conference leader. As a junior, he nears 1,000 career points with 925 currently and has almost reached the 500-assist mark with 436 to date.
He has helped guide Bryan to an overall record of 10-19 and conference record of 6-14 in regular-season play.
To be voted to the AAC Champion's of Character Team, the individual must represent the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. Reagan Johnson (JR/Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) was the Lions' representative to the Champion's of Character Team this year.
Johnson was also named to the All-Academic Team. This award is presented to all student-athletes who excel in the classroom. Nominees must have completed two terms of attendance and attained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
For a complete look at the AAC awards for men's basketball, click here.