Taveion Hollingsworth, Jared Savage selected to NABC All-District teams

WKU guards Jared Savage (2) and Taveion Hollingsworth (11) attempt to block Charlotte guard Drew Edwards (25) from making a basket at the Charlotte v WKU basketball game on Feb 22, 2020 in Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers were defeated 72-70.

Drake Kizer

Junior guard Taveion Hollingsworth and redshirt senior wing Jared Savage were both honored as NABC All-District 11 selections by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the WKU men’s basketball program announced Monday morning.

Hollingsworth was selected to the First Team, while Savage was a Second Team nod. District 11 is made up of the teams in Conference USA, and voting is conducted by member coaches in the association.

Hollingsworth’s honor marks the third straight year WKU has had a first-team NABC selection, following Charles Bassey in 2018-19 and Justin Johnson in 2017-18.

Hollingsworth was also named to the All-C-USA First Team on March 9.

He averaged 16.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 35 minutes per contest during the 2019-20 season. He shot 47.1% from the field and 84.3% from the free-throw line.

In the last six games of the season, Hollingsworth averaged 23.8 points per game. The Lexington native ranks No. 18 in WKU history in career points, No. 8 in career games started and career minutes played and No. 10 in career free throws made.

Savage was previously honored as an All-C-USA Third Team and All-Defensive Team pick.

The Bowling Green native averaged 11.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. He tied for No. 5 in the league in both rebounding and blocks and ranked No. 3 in defensive rebounds.

Savage was also one of 14 players in the nation with at least 213 rebounds, 37 steals and 33 blocks during the 2019-20 season, according to a release from the program.

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