CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Wesley College's Paul Reynolds has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Men's Basketball South Region Player of the Year, it was announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. Reynolds, who was also named a First Team All-Star, is the first Wolverines men's basketball player to receive the honor.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Reynolds was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 20.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game, all of which were career highs. Reynolds also shot an impressive 56.1% from the field and notched ten double-doubles on the season. In his final collegiate game, an NCAA Tournament first round matchup at No. 8 Williams College, Reynolds scored a career-high 35 points on 14-of-19 shooting with a career-high three buckets from behind-the-arc. He also grabbed eight rebounds to go with four assists and three steals against the Ephs.
In his four seasons at Wesley, the six-foot-four, 245 pound Reynolds has rewritten the record books in several offensive and defensive categories. He is the school's all-time leader in rebounds (774) and free throws made (420), second in points (1,838), fourth in steals (188), seventh in assists (207). He also holds the Wesley single-season record for field goal percentage in a season (65.5% in 2009-10) is the only Wolverine to lead his team in scoring and rebounding in two separate years.
Reynolds led Wesley (20-8) to its first-ever 20 win season this year, which included a program-record 11-game winning streak and a win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan, No. 9 St. Mary's and 2011-12 National Runner-Up Cabrini. The Wolverines advanced to the CAC title Game for the fourth time in the last five years and earned its third-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament.