King, Haskin earn top honors

Sophomore finishes 2nd in conference in scoring

W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 3/11/19

Beginning with his debut in November 2017, Wanya King brought intensity, leadership and big plays on offense and defense to the Bevill State Bears.

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King, Haskin earn top honors

Sophomore finishes 2nd in conference in scoring

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Beginning with his debut in November 2017, Wanya King brought intensity, leadership and big plays on offense and defense to the Bevill State Bears.

Honored as the Alabama Community College Conference’s Player of the Week multiple times during his Bevill State career, King cemented his legacy by being named to two of the ACCC’s prominent award lists as a member of the All-Region 22 First Team and the Region 22 North Division First Team.

King is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Sophomore of the Year.

Selected as one of the Bears’ two team captains for the 2018-19 season, King led by example with steady, consistent play. Offensively, he averaged 24.4 points per game, for second in the conference, and was crucial at the free throw line, connecting on 83.2 percent (fifth in the ACCC) of his shots.

Defensively, King ability to create turnovers was instrumental, averaging 2.4 steals per game — which led the ACCC.

His top game of the season came against Birmingham Southern in January, where he scored 42 points, connecting on 15 of 25 field goals (60 percent), 10 of 15 three-point baskets (66 percent), a perfect 2 for 2 in free throws, contributed seven rebounds, a block and three steals.

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Notable mention:

Chris Freeman

After missing much of his freshman season, Freeman emerged as the Bears’ second team captain and worked hard to live up to his leadership role.

Freeman led the ACCC in field goal percentage at 73.7 and was seventh in rebounds per game at 7.9.

His best game of the season came in a double-double performance against West Georgia Tech, where he scored 28 points on 13 of 15 field goals and recorded 10 rebounds.

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FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Nelson Haskin

Haskin quickly established himself as a force for the Bears both in scoring and defense — tendencies that continued throughout his freshman year.

Offensively, Haskin averaged 11.1 points per game and was ninth in the ACCC in field goal percentage at 60.

Defensively, he created havoc among the opposition with his shot-blocking ability. He averaged 3.3 blocks per game, tops in the conference, and a ranking he held through the season. Haskin was ninth in rebounds at 7.3 per game and created turnovers at a respectable 1.2 steals per game.

His best game of the year in a loss to Enterprise State in early January. Nearly recording a triple-double, Haskin scored 14 points with 13 rebounds and seven blocks, as well as contributing two steals.

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Notable mention:

Miguel Williams

Williams quickly established himself as reliable scoring threat for the Bears, averaging 13.4 points per game in 29 starts. His top performance was a 29-point effort in a loss to Enterprise State.