After earning the MASCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year honors, Salem State's Shaquan Murray was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops.com All-Region teams.
Murray grabbed a spot on the NABC Second Team and D3hoops.com Third team. The senior from Boston, Mass. helped the Vikings to a perfect 12-0 MASCAC record for the regular season title plus the top seed in the MASCAC Tournament. During the regular season, he was in the top 10 in several statistical categories, including second in total points (425), third in points per game (16.3), fifth in free throw percentage (79.3), sixth in field goal percentage (48.8) and ninth in three-point percentage (36.7). He also netted 37 assists, 26 steals and 13 blocks this season. His top scoring effort of the year was in a win over Colby College where he scored 29 points while shooting 11-18 (61.1%) from the field with two rebounds and an assist. A three-time, all-conference selection, Murray finished his Salem State career 10th all-time with 1,400 points.
The 2018 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.
Players chosen to the D3hoops.com All-Region team are eligible for All-American selection. The men’s All-American team will be announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the Division III men's championships, and the women’s will be announced in the week following the Division III women’s semifinals.
This is the 17th year D3hoops.com has named an All-Region team and this year's All-America team will be the 21st annual All-Ameircan selections. The D3hoops.com All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches' associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.