Valley City State junior Jayden Ferguson has been named Honorable Mention All American, the NAIA national office announced Thursday with the release of its official 2016-17 Division II Men's Basketball All American Team.
A 6-foot-5 forward from Williston, N.D., Ferguson led the Vikings in scoring this season at 21 points per game. He also pulled down 4.9 rebounds, dished out 1.9 assists and shot 51 percent from the field, 41 percent on 3's and 75 percent at the free throw line. Ferguson was second in the North Star Athletic Association in scoring and finished fourth in shooting percentage. Nationwide, he ranked 19th in scoring average.
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This is the second straight season that Ferguson earned Honorable Mention All American. He was also a 1st Team All Conference selection this year for the second straight season. Ferguson climbed the all-time scoring list at VCSU throughout the season, moving up to fourth all-time with 1,635 points. Only three Vikings have scored more points in their careers than Ferguson: Bob Price (1835 points, 1948-51), Bill Galloway (2006 points, 1949-51, 1953-54), and Cavin Anderson (2305 points, 1968-72).
Valley City State University finished the season with a 16-15 overall record, tying for fifth in the NSAA regular season standings. The Vikings' season came to an end in the quarterfinals of the NSAA Tournament.