NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men’s basketball guard Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey (DFD) was named BOXTOROW's Second Team All-America, as announced today.
The redshirt junior ranks in the top 15 in the OVC in four different statistical categories including 12th in scoring (14.3 ppg), 13th in defensive rebounds (4.2 rpg), 14th in free throw percentage (.741 – 83-of-112) and 15th in rebounding (5.4 rpg).
- DFD scored in double figures 20 times this season, including six games notching 20+ points.
- Fitzpatrick-Dorsey led the Tigers in scoring 13 times, rebounding six times and assists four times.
- Throughout the season, the Memphis, Tennessee native earned two Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week awards, once Nov. 12 after putting up 26 points in his TSU debut on Nov. 10 at Lipscomb, and again Dec. 17 by scoring 23 points versus NC A&T, adding seven boards.
- The guard finished the year with a team-high 371 points, despite missing four games throughout.
- Defensively, DFD ranks second in rebounding for the Tigers, finishing the season with 108 defensive and 32 offensive rebounds.
- This marks the first All-America selection for first-year head coach Brian “Penny” Collins.
- DFD’s selection marks the fourth season in-a-row TSU has placed a student-athlete on the BOXTOROW All-America Team. Last season, Christian Mekowulu earned Second Team honors. Tahjere McCall and Wayne Martin secured First Team honors for the 2016-17 season, while Keron DeShields received First Team accolades and McCall took home Third Team honors for the 2015-16 campaign.
Twelve schools are represented on the 2019 BOXTOROW Division I men’s college basketball All-America teams. BOXTOROW has administered the All-America team since 2009.
First Team All-Americans
Gary Blackston, Prairie View A&M (G, 6-2, Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
R.J. Cole, Howard (G, 6-1, Soph., Union, N.J.)
Jerry Combs, Texas Southern (F, 6-7, Gr., Dallas, Texas)
Raashean Davis, North Carolina Central (C, 6-9, Sr., Chicago, Ill.)
Jermaine Marrow, Hampton (G, 6-2, Jr., Newport News, Va.)
Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (G, 6-4, Sr., Walls, Miss.)
Charles Williams, Howard (G/F, 6-6, Soph., Richmond, Va.)
Cletrell Pope, Bethune-Cookman (F, 6-9, Jr., Northport, Ala.)
Second Team All-Americans
Ivy Smith, Grambling (G, 6-0, Jr., Tacoma, Wash.)
Justin Ravenel, Florida A&M (G, 6-1, Sr., Lithonia, Ga.)
Devonte Patterson, Prairie View A&M (F, Jr., Bridgeport, Texas)
Jayveous McKinnis, Jackson State (F, 6-7, Fr., Brandon, Miss.)
Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey, Tennessee State (G, 6-4, Memphis, Tenn.)
Nic Thomas, Norfolk State (G, 6-2, r-Jr., Arlington, Texas)
BOXTOROW Player of the Year: Jermaine Marrow, Hampton
BOXTOROW Coaches of the Year: Byron Smith, Prairie View A&M