T.J. Heatherington represents Point Park men on KIAC All-Conference Team
Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. ET
T.J. Heatherington was named to the KIAC All-Conference Team. Photo by Lyddia Ankrom.
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University senior guard T.J. Heatherington was selected to the KIAC All-Conference Team, as announced by the league on Sunday (Feb. 24). Heatherington, from McKeesport, Pa., and Serra Catholic HS, is the lone representative from the Pioneers (14-11, 8-7 KIAC) on the 10-player all-conference team.
Heatherington, a 5-10 point guard, is fourth in the KIAC in scoring at 17.8 ppg and leads the conference in assists at 5.3 apg, a statistic that ranks 10th in NAIA Division II. He is also second in the KIAC in free-throw percentage at .809.
Heatherington was the leading scorer for Point Park, which lost in the KIAC Tournament quarterfinals at Cincinnati Christian on Saturday (Feb. 23). With Heatherington running the point, the Pioneers set a team record this year with 93.2 ppg and ranked second in the country in that category.
It is the third time in his four-year career that Heatherington was named all-conference and the second year in a row in which he was tabbed all-conference first team. He was the AMC Player of the Year and All-AMC First Team as a junior in 2011-12, when he led NAIA Division II in scoring at 24.9 ppg and was fourth in assists at 6.2 apg as an NAID DII First-Team All-American.
Heatherington ends his outstanding career with career averages of 18.5 ppg and 5.6 apg. He shot .809 from the free-throw line and .404 from the field for his career.
Below is a summary of where Heatherington ranks in the Point Park career record book:
Points -- 1,594 (6th)
Assists -- 479 (2nd)
Field goals -- 510 (8th)
Field goals att. -- 1,262 (5th)
Free throws made -- 474 (2nd)
Free throws att. -- 586 (2nd)
Free-throw pct. -- .809 (5th)
Points per game -- 18.5 ppg (13th)