UM's Jamar named Mid-Major All-American

2014-03-28T17:07:00Z 2014-03-29T15:17:04Z UM's Jamar named Mid-Major All-AmericanMissoulian The Billings Gazette
March 28, 2014 5:07 pm  • 

MISSOULA -- Montana’s Kareem Jamar has been named to the Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America team, the second consecutive season he has been honored, CollegeInsider.com announced recently.

This past season Jamar was one of only four players in Division I to average more than 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists a game. He was ranked fourth in the Big Sky in scoring (18.8 ppg), assists (4.0 apg), and assist/turnover ratio (1.8), and 10th in rebounding (5.6 rpg).

Jamar, a 6-5 senior from Venice, Calif., was a unanimous first team All-Big Sky Conference selection this season. He has been named to the first team the last three years in a row, and has been named to Lou Henson’s Mid-Major All-America team and All-District 6 the last two seasons.

One of the most versatile players to ever play for the Grizzlies, Jamar ended his career ranked fourth in school history in scoring and assists, with 1,673 and 407, respectively. His career totals rank him 13th in Big Sky history in points and 19th in assists. His 664 career rebounds are the 12th most in school history. He scored in double figures in 91 of the 121 career games.

All of the 30 players named to the team are also finalists for the Lou Henson Award, which is presented annually to the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a coaching career that lasted 41 years.

Previous recipients of the award include Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary’s 2013), Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State 2012), Matt Howard (Butler 2011), and Keith Benson (Oakland 2010).

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