Averkamp Named To USF All-Tournament Team
Nov. 19, 2012
CHICAGO - Loyola University Chicago senior Ben Averkamp (Germantown, Wis./Germantown) was named to the USF Invitational All-Tournament Team it was announced last night, following the completion of the three-day event. In three games at the USF Invitational, which was hosted by the University of South Florida, the 6-foot-8 forward put up 20.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per contest.
Averkamp was joined on the USF Invitational All-Tournament Team by Nate Hutcheson (Western Michigan), Darius Paul (Western Michigan), Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (South Florida), Troy Snyder (Maryland-Eastern Shore) and Anthony Collins (South Florida), who was named most valuable player.
Averkamp had a terrific weekend shooting the basketball as he knocked down 55 percent (23 for 42) of his field goal attempts, 33 percent (3 for 9) of his three-point field goal tries, and 92 percent (11 for 12) of his foul shots, as Loyola went 1-2 at the tournament.
In the tourney opener versus Western Michigan on November 16, Averkamp collected a team-high 24 points and added five rebounds, four blocks, and a pair of assists. After tying for the team-lead with nine points in a loss to host South Florida one day later, Averkamp exploded for 27 points, and eight rebounds in a 62-46 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore yesterday. The 27 points fell just four shy of equaling his career-high output of 31 in a win at Toledo last December.
With his third rebound against UMES Sunday, Averkamp became the 19th player in Loyola history to accumulate over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
For the season, Averkamp is averaging 18.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 1.6 bpg, while shooting 54 percent (34 for 63) from the field, 30 percent (3 for 10) from long distance, and 91 percent (20 for 22) from the charity stripe.
Loyola resumes play November 24 when it visits Northern Illinois at 3 p.m.