Ali and Hemphill Selected To Big South Teams

The Big South Conference announced their annual award winners in men’s basketball on February 26th, and two Radford players were recognized. 

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Photo by JC Gellidon: Fah'Mir Ali was selected for the All-Freshman team, and Jordan Hemphill was selected for the All-Academic team.

By Raymond Radford | rradford6@radford.edu

The Big South Conference announced their annual award winners in men’s basketball on Feb. 26 and two Radford players were recognized.

Fah’Mir Ali was selected for the All-Freshman team, and Jordan Hemphill was selected for the All-Academic team.

Ali led the Highlanders in scoring with 10.3 PPG, assists at 3.8 per game, and led all freshman in the Big South in steals.

As the starting point guard for Radford, Ali is the only player on the Highlanders who scored more than 20 points in one game, and Ali did so twice during the season.

Hemphill, the son of outgoing Radford University President Brian Hemphill, started in nine games during the season. Averaging 3 points a game, Hemphill had a season-high of 11 points against UNC Asheville on Jan. 25.

Big South also announced their award winners in indoor track and field. Radford senior Taylor Tinsley was selected for the All-Academic team. Tinsley finished sixth in the Big South Tournament in the high jump.

In other award news, College Sports Madness named Radford Women’s Basketball player Ashley Tudor as their Madness Mid-Major Conference Player of the Week.

Tudor was recognized on Feb. 22 for her performances against Charleston Southern on Feb. 20 and 21 off the bench.