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Brajkovic, McKillop Earn Top A-10 Awards; Lee and Loyer also Honored

by | Mar 8, 2022

Luka Brajkovic and his host family on Senior Night – with Coach Bob McKillop on the right.

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Luka Brajkovic is Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Hyunjung Lee is A-10 First Team and Bob McKillop is A-10 Coach of Year, highlighting the postseason honors by the regular season champion Davidson Wildcats, announced by the league Tuesday.

Brajkovic, a 6-10 senior from Feldkirch, Austria, is the fourth Davidson player to earn the league’s top honor in the Wildcats’ eight-year A-10 tenure, joining Tyler Kalinoski (2015), Peyton Aldridge (2018) and Jon Axel Gudmundsson (2019). McKillop is the league’s top coach for the second time, having also been honored after the inaugural 2014-15 season, when the Wildcats also won the regular-season crown.

Hyunjung Lee

Foster Loyer earned A-10 Second Team honors, giving the Wildcats three all-conference selections for the first time since 2015, when Kalinoski was joined by Second Team picks Brian Sullivan and Jack Gibbs.

McKillop has been honored as a league’s top coach 11 times, with nine of those honors coming in the Southern Conference (1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013).

Luka Brajkovic
Atlantic 10 Player of the Year
First Team All-Conference
Preseason all-conference… Two-Time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week… Ranks among Atlantic 10 leaders in scoring (12th/14.6), rebounding (9th/7.2), field-goal percentage (4th/.587), 3-point field-goal percentage (6th/.423) and blocks (12th/1.2)… Against league competition, ranks 8th in scoring (16.2), 8th in rebounding (7.7), 4th in field-goal percentage (.595) and 3rd in 3-point field-goal percentage (.444)… Has scored in double figures 23 times, including the 20-point plateau six times… Scored 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Davidson’s win over No. 10 Alabama… Pulled down 10 or more boards in a contest six times… Recorded five double-doubles in 2021-22…  Hit multiple 3-pointers in a game 12 times. 

Hyunjung Lee
First Team All-Conference

Foster Loyer knocking one down from behind the 3 point arc.

Preseason all-conference first team selection… Two-time Conference Player of the Week… Scored in double figured 27 times, including the 20-point plateau seven times… Averaging 20.1 points over his last six games… Ranks 6th in the league in scoring (16.5), 11th in 3-point field-goal percentage (.386) and 7th in 3-pointers per game (2.4)… Recorded four double-doubles… Made at least four treys in a contest on eight occasions… Netted a career-high 32 points to go along with a personal-best 14 rebounds in Davidson’s win over cross-county rival Charlotte. 

Foster Loyer
Second Team All-Conference
Third nationally in 3-point field-goal percentage (.450) and first in free-throw percentage (.936)… Ranks among A-10 leaders in scoring (2nd/16.9), 3-point field-goal percentage (2nd/.450), free-throw percentage (1st/.936), 3-pointers per game (1st/2.7), assists per game (12th/3.4) and assist/turnover (7th/2.0)… Scored in double figures 20 times, hit the 20-point plateau nine times, including five of his last six games… Poured in a career-high 35 points, including eight 3-pointers in Davidson’s win at Northeastern, earning A-10 Player of the Week… Hit a nation’s best 46 consecutive free throws at one point. 

Davidson returns to the site of its only Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship, when the top-seeded Wildcats begin postseason play Friday, March 11 at 12 p.m. against the winner of No. 8 Fordham / No. 9 George Mason at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

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