Monday, April 29, 2019

Seton Hall's Powell & McKnight Make All-Met Teams

Myles Powell.

Two Seton Hall men's basketball stars have been named All-Met by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, the organization announced Monday.

Seton Hall junior guard Myles Powell was named first-team All-Met, and his classmate and fellow guard Quincy McKnight was tabbed to the All-Met third team.

Powell and McKnight mark the 19th and 20th All-Met selections under head coach Kevin Willard. This is the fourth straight year and 18th time in the last 20 years that Seton Hall has placed at least one student-athlete on the All-Met first team.
Powell earns his second All-Met selection, moving up from his second team honor in 2018 to first team in 2019. He was dominant as a junior, averaging 23.1 points per game, eclipsing 20 points 23 times out of 34 games, reaching 30 points eight times and scoring a career-high 40 points against Grand Canyon. His scoring average ranks 13th in the nation, third among student-athletes who compete in "Basketball Six" conferences, and second in the Big East.
In addition to finishing second in the conference in scoring, Powell was second in steals (2.0 per game), third in three-pointers made per game (3.1) and fifth in free throw shooting (.840). Nationally, all of those numbers rank in the top 35.
McKnight earns his first All-Met selection as a Pirate but not his first ever. He was also a third-team All-Met pick in 2017 when he attended Sacred Heart. McKnight was the floor general for the Pirates, averaging 9.4 points, a team-best 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals a game. He finished in the Big East top 10 in assists, steals and assist-to-turnover ratio. He scored in double figures in 14 games, including a season-best 25 points vs. DePaul, and had five or more assists in a game 10 times. He also had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in 25 of 34 games on the season.
McKnight was perhaps best known for his stifling defense on opponents' top scorers. In three games against McKnight, Big East leading scorer Markus Howard was held to 10-for-56 shooting from the field (17.9 percent).

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