GREENWOOD, S.C. - Armstrong State University freshman Corey Tillery has been named the 2016-17 Peach Belt Conference's Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year, announced this evening at the league's annual awards banquet in Greenwood, S.C.
Tillery had a massive freshman campaign, averaging 18.4 points per game, a number that jumped to 21.0 ppg against league opponents. A PBC Player of the Week honoree during the year, the native of Atlanta, Ga., led the PBC with 97 made three-pointers, breaking the school record of 91 threes that stood for nearly 25 years.
He also ranked eighth in three-point percentage, fifth in scoring and fourth in free throw percentage in 2016-17. Tillery scored 34 at Lander and 36 against Augusta in back-to-back Pirate wins and topped 20 or more 10 times during the season. He was also named to the second team All-Conference squad.
Tillery is the first Armstrong State men's basketball player to earn the league's Freshman of the Year award and he is the first PBC major award winner from Pirate basketball since 2000-01, when Robert Campbell was the Player of the Year and Griff Mills was the Coach of the Year.
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