Songster's stellar season earns All-South Region honors from D3hoops.com

Songster's stellar season earns All-South Region honors from D3hoops.com

After being named to the USA South Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference list this season, Maryville College senior Calvin Songster continued his success with a Third-Team All-South Region nod from D3hoops.com.

Songster – a Johnson City, Tenn. native – joins his head coach on the list, as MC's Randy Lambert was named the D3hoops.com

"I'm very happy for Calvin," Head Coach Randy Lambert said. "He deserves the honor. I felt like he had a great year for us. I think he ended up second in the country in 3-point field goal percentage. Calvin has put in a lot of hard work to get to this point. He, along with our other seniors, capped off a terrific career. To think that that won back-to-back conference championships and three 20-win seasons, he was a big part of all of that."

Songster led the Scots to back-to-back USA South Athletic Conference Tournament Championships and three-straight 20-win seasons.

During his senior season, he was atop the Maryville squad in scoring, while his award ranks as just the 10th time in the past 18 years a Scot has been named to the regional accolade. He's the first MC player on the D3hoops.com list since the 2015-16 campaign.

He joins Spencer Shoffner (Second Team, 2015-16), Jaumonee Byrd (First Team, 2013-14, Third Team, 2014-15), Eryk Watson (First Team, 2010-11, Second Team, 2008-09), Greg Hernandez (Second Team, 2009-10), Bobby Golden (Third Team, 2006-07), Sidney Ellis (Second Team, 2004-05) and Matt Ennen (Third Team, 2001-02) as D3hoops.com All-Region performers.

Songster had a stellar senior season, as he helped the Scots to their second-consecutive NCAA National Tournament Appearance. He ranked second nationally, shooting 53.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

He led Maryville with 15.1 points per game.

"I think an overlooked statistic in his regard is not only did he lead us in scoring, but he also led us in assists," Lambert said. "You don't see that very often on any basketball team at any level. Believe it or not, we tried to get him to shoot more often. He always seemed to put the team before himself."

The senior guard tallied 3.0 assists per contest this season to lead MC. He held a 1.8 assists to turnover ratio during his final campaign.

Songster broke the Maryville College All-Time 3-pointers record this season, as he ends his career with 256 – 15 more than the previous record. The sharpshooter broke the 26-year old record set by Kelvin Richardson from 1990-93 on Senior Day this year.

He ends his storied MC career ranked 13th on the Scots' scoring list with 1,365 total points.

"We counted on him to hit the big shots for us in any close game," Lambert said. "He always seemed to deliver. He was the type of player that wanted that kind of pressure. I felt like he responded better when he knew the team needed him."

In his four years wearing the Orange and Garnet, Songster shot 48.1 percent from beyond the arc. He posted a 48.3 percent effort from the floor, while bucketing 437 total field goals.

The USA South All-Tournament performer had 332 rebounds, 265 assists, 101 steals and 27 blocks to his credit.