Teichmann recognized with SAC postseason laurels

Teichmann recognized with SAC postseason laurels

VIDEO: Grant Teichmann Interview

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman senior guard Grant Teichmann (Brentwood, Tenn.) has wrapped up his senior campaign with an All-SAC accolade from the South Atlantic Conference, the league office announced Thursday morning.

Teichmann earns his first career postseason accolade with a spot on the All-SAC second team. 

"It means a lot, and I appreciate the recognition from the coaches in the league," Teichmann said. "I especially appreciate it from our coaching staff and my teammates for the trust they had in me this year."

It does however mark the first time that Carson-Newman hasn't had a player selected to the first team since the 2011-12 season. Antoine Davis and Ish Sanders both earned second team honors that year. 

Teichmann's selection does extend Carson-Newman's string of consecutive years with an All-SAC pick to eight.

A warhorse on the court, Teichmann led the league averaging 35 minutes per game.  He was C-N's leader in scoring (14.5) and assists (4.7), and was third in rebounds (4.5).  He ranked fifth in the conference in assists. 

Teichmann's 4.7 assist per game average registers as the fourth-highest single-season average in Carson-Newman men's basketball history.

The senior's slash line was impressive.  He made 50.2 percent of his shots, 42.2 percent of his threes and 73.3 percent of his foul shots. Teichmann, Queens' Blake Morrow and Lenoir-Rhyne's Darius Simmons were the only players in the league this year to average at least 50 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent from three. Teichmann was the only player in that trio to average double figures.

Teichmann matched his career high of 26 points on three occasions in his final season at the Creek.  He went for 26 in an 87-86 win at King and did it again in a road loss to Queens and a home win against Newberry. 

He became the first player in 12 seasons to turn in a double-double with points and assists for Carson-Newman.  He had 16 points and 11 rebounds against Lees-McRae.  He wound up bringing home SAC and TSWA State Player of the Week honors for that effort when it was couples with his career-high matching performance at King.

Teichmann scored in double figures 21 times this year and went on the plus side of 20 points on eight occasions.  He had at least five assists in 13 games this year.