Monday, March 26, 2012
BU's Partin honorable mention All-American
By Jack McCluskey
After leading Boston University in scoring with 19.6 points per game, which ranked 21st in the country, Darryl Partin was named an honorable mention for the AP All-America team, the organization announced on Monday.
The 6-foot-6, 190-pounder was named America East Player of the Year before the Terriers played in the conference tournament earlier this month. Partin’s win makes it two in a row for BU, after John Holland won AE honors in 2010-11.
A Seattle native who transferred to BU from La Salle, Partin is the sixth Terriers player to be recognized in the AP All-America voting.
Holland, who finished his career on Comm. Ave. as the school’s second-leading scorer, was also tabbed by the AP last season. Prior to Holland, no BU player had been honored by the AP since all-time scoring leader Tunji Awojobi in 1997.
Partin carried a heavy load in 2011-12, the first season under the leadership of Joe Jones -- who replaced Patrick Chambers, who left for Penn State after leading the Terriers to the NCAA tournament in his third season at BU -- and without Holland. His 19.6 ppg average was second best in America East, and the senior’s scoring accounted for 31 percent of the Terriers’ total for the season -- the highest rate in the league, according to BU.
The explosive shooting guard had more than 20 points in a game 15 times as a senior and scored more than 1,000 points in just two seasons at BU. He is the 31st Terrier to reach the 1,000-point mark, and the sixth to score that many in just his junior and senior seasons.
The Terriers lost to Hartford 53-49 in the quarterfinal round of the America East tournament and finished the season 16-16.
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.