Johns Hopkins Places Three on All-Centennial Conference Teams
LANCASTER, PA – The Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team placed three players on the 2017 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Teams it was announced Tuesday morning. Junior Kyle Doran has been named to the First Team while graduate student Sam Gordon and sophomore Michael Gardner earned Second Team honors.
Hopkins’ three selections to the All-CC teams were matched only by Ursinus. This is the sixth time since 1994 that three Blue Jays have earned All-CC honors. Hopkins has now produced 45 All-CC selections, including 14 First Team selections.
Doran played in all 26 games and started 25 this season. He led the Blue Jays in scoring (11.7), free throw attempts (108), free throws made (80) and minutes played (26.8). He ranked second in three-point field goals (36), three-point attempts (83), three-point percentage (.434) and rebounding (5.0). Doran led Hopkins in scoring nine times, including a career-high 23 points in JHU’s 67-57 win at Franklin & Marshall. He also posted a pair of double doubles, against Cazenovia and Dickinson. Doran ranked third in the Centennial in three-point percentage and eighth in free throws made.
Gordon started 25 games this season and led the team in field goal percentage (.559) and rebounding (6.7). He also ranked second on the team in scoring (11.2), field goal attempts (213), free throw attempts (98), free throws made (50) and blocks (18). Gordon ranked fourth in the conference in field goal percentage and rebounding and eighth in field goals made. He posted five double doubles this season, led the team in scoring seven times and rebounds 13 times. Gordon’s career field goal percentage of 55.7 is tied for the eighth best in school history.
Gardner, in his first year as a starter, led the team in field goal attempts (229), three-point field goal attempts (116), three-point field goals (52), three-point percentage (.448) and minutes played (26.8). He also ranked second in field goals made (108) and assists (2.1) and was third in scoring (11.0) and defensive rebounds (3.3). Gardner led the Centennial in three-point percentage and ranked third in three-point field goals. He scored in double figures in 10 straight games from January 14 to February 18. During that span, he averaged 14.6 points on 53.9 percent shooting, including 46.3 percent from downtown. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists during that 10-game stretch.