Pfeiffer’s Kyle Riddley named first-team All-South

Published 4:06 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pfeiffer University senior men’s basketball player Kyle Riddley has earned First Team All-USA South honors the league has announced.

Riddley, of Charlotte, finished his senior campaign with the Falcons as the top-scorer in the league with an average of 28.4 points per game.  During the season, Riddley managed double-figures in all but two games, including a stretch of 14 consecutive games to end the season.

He posted seven double-doubles on the season and was ranked second in made field goals (210) and first in free throws made (176). He also completed the season hitting 45.3 percent of his 3-point shots, good for sixth in the USA South.

Riddley scored 654 points for the Falcons. In addition to his scoring prowess, he dished 47 assists and averaged 7.2 rebounds per game.

He earned USA South player of the week honors twice and was also named the ECAC Division III South Player of the Month for January.

In addition to Riddley’s award, senior Nolan Whitener, from Vale, was placed on the USA South All-Sportsmanship Team.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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