BU's Partin honorable mention All-American

March, 26, 2012
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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.

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