ALBANY, N.Y. – Another day, another All-America honor for Nova Southeastern’s Mark Matthews, as the redshirt senior followed up his recent National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recognition by landing on the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Honorable Mention Team. The All-America selection is now his fourth combined over the past two seasons.
The only player in program history to be named an All-American in multiple seasons, Matthews was arguably even better during the final year of his collegiate career. As the go-to offensive threat for the Sharks, the Bonita Springs, Fla. native paced the nation’s second-ranked scoring offense (101.8 ppg) by averaging 22.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 29 starts. Matthews’ efforts have individually placed him on the Bevo Francis Award Top 25 Watch List, which recognizes the nation’s top player across Small College Basketball, while they also propelled NSU collectively back to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the South Region. Matthews scored in double figures in all but one contest this winter, including a program-best and career-high, 45-point performance against Palm Beach Atlantic on Jan. 15, in addition to a 42-point display in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final versus No. 5 Florida Southern. In just two seasons in a Shark uniform, Matthews closes his notable career among the program’s Top-10 in points (1,317), rebounds (522) and assists (269).
Matthews was one of just two players to represent the SSC across the All-America Teams, joining Florida Southern’s Brett Hanson.
Jordan Floyd of King (Tenn.) was tabbed the D2CCA 2020 Men’s Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year.
To view a complete list of the 2020 D2CCA Men’s Basketball All-America Teams, click here.