CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jahseth Lloyd was named an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention this week after a strong season with the men’s basketball team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Lloyd, a senior forward, is one of five players from an Oklahoma institution to appear on any of the four All-America lists — First Team, Second Team, Third Team, Honorable Mention — this year for men’s basketball.
“Jahseth coming in at the semester was tremendous boost to our program,” Head Coach Vinson Metcalf said. “This honor is well deserved, and I am happy for him.”
Lloyd began playing this season in January and quickly became a powerful player on the court. Averaging nearly 19 points per game, Lloyd found himself scoring in double digits in all but three games. For the season, he shot nearly 58 percent from the field.
He had a career-high 30 points and a high of 15 rebounds in a February game against Northwood. Because of that performance, he was named both Sooner Athletic Conference and National Player of the Week that week.
In addition to leading the team in points per game, Lloyd led the team in total rebounds with 172 and blocks with 33, which is 40th in the NAIA.
Lloyd collected seven double-doubles in his 2013-14 campaign and nine in his two-year career at USAO.
In his time at USAO, he’s scored 624 points, collected 357 rebounds and blocked 65 shots. He also claims 44 assists and 56 steals in the last two years.
Earlier this month, Lloyd was named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Lloyd is from Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to USAO after two seasons at Hill College in Texas. He is the son of Cynthia Vaughn.