Trey Freeman named Mid-Major Freshman All-American

Trey Freeman (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Trey Freeman (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Trey Freeman of Campbell University has been named to the Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team.

The 2012 Big South Conference freshman of the year, Freeman led all Big South freshmen in scoring (13.9), free throw percentage (.871), field goal accuracy (.437), assist-turnover ratio (1.59) and minutes played (32.03), while ranking 2nd in assists (3.83).

A point guard from Virginia Beach, Va., Freeman led the conference and ranked 26th in the nation in foul shooting.  Overall, he finished sixth among Big South leaders in assists, fifth in assist-turnover ratio, 8th in minutes and 14th in scoring.

"I'm pleased that College Insider has recognized what the Camel faithful already know that we have a very good future with freshman point guard Trey Freeman," said head coach Robbie Laing.  "He's one of the top free throw shooters in the country and had a very good assist-to-turnover ratio.  As he continues to learn how to run a basketball team, I'm sure we'll see even better things from him in the future."

In addition to being the leading vote-getter on the Big South all-freshman team, Freeman was named to the Big South all-conference 4th team by College Sports Madness.  He was one of 25 players selected to the 2012 Mid-Major team by, which produces the weekly Mid-Major Top-25 poll.

For the last 13 years, the Mid-Major Poll has been made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.

Freeman scored in double digits 23 times in 28 games, including five, 20-point efforts.  He scored a season-high 28 points in a 96-82 win over Liberty (Dec. 1), tallied 22 in a 62-57 triumph over Charleston Southern (Feb. 2) and had 20 (including 12-of-12 from the line) in Campbell's 76-74 victory against East Carolina (Nov. 14).

The 6-foot-2 guard opened the year by setting a school record of 29-straight free throws made, a mark he broke in January and February when he hit 35 in a row from the line.  On the year, he made 101 of his 116 foul shots to set a school record for free throw accuracy.

Despite being picked 9th in the pre-season poll of Big South head coaches, the 2012 Fighting Camels finished 3rd in the league with a 17-15 overall record and 11-7 conference mark.  The Camels knocked off a BCS conference member school (Iowa) for the second-straight year, swept the two-game series from defending league regular season champ Coastal Carolina, and finished 11th in the nation in field goal percentage (.484), 15th in blocks (5.2) and 20th in assists (15.5).

Freeman is the second Camel to earn the College Insider honor.  Jonathan Rodriguez was also chosen Mid-Major Freshman All-American in 2007.
2012 Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team

Name / Ht. / School
Lawrence Alexander / 6-2 / North Dakota State
Julius Brown / 5-10 / Toledo
Justin Burrell / 5-8 / Holy Cross
Johnny Dee / 6-0 / San Diego
Ben Dickinson / 6-9 / Binghamton
Quincy Ford / 6-8 / Northeastern
Trey Freeman / 6-2 / Campbell
Dylan Garrity / 6-2 / Sacramento State
Derrick Gordon / 6-2 / Western Kentucky
Juan'ya Green / 6-3 / Niagara
Ty Greene / 6-2 / USC Upstate
Stephan Hicks / 6-5 / Cal State Northridge
Evan Hymes / 5-8 / Siena
Lucky Jones / 6-5 / Robert Morris
Roosevelt Jones / 6-4 / Butler
Chavaughn Lewis / 6-5 / Marist
Four McGlynn / 6-2 / Vermont
Shonn Miller / 6-7 / Cornell
Saah Nimley / 5-8 / Charleston Southern
Tahj Tate / 6-4 / Delaware State
Bernard Thompson / 6-3 / Florida Gulf Coast
Jarvis Threatt / 6-2 / Delaware
Seth Tuttle /6-8 / Northern Iowa
Kyle Vinales / 6-1 / Central Connecticut State
Brad Waldow / 6-9 / Saint Mary's