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Waxahachie, Texas – March 24, 2017- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team has two NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans to add to their growing list of post-season honors.  Senior Keyunta Watkins and sophomore Isaac Rowe both made the list.

“I am extremely proud of both Keyunta and Isaak for all they accomplished this season,” says head coach Donnie Bostwick, “Key barely missed making Third Team All-American. There are so many great players that deserve the honor. A couple of guys that advanced deeper in the tournament played their way onto the team.  Unfortunately, that is just how it goes.”

Keyunta Watkins is a 5’8 senior from Trophy Club, Texas.  This season he averaged over 19 points per game, ranking him 14th in the NAIA.  He currently ranks first in the NAIA in total three pointers made with 120.  Watkins also averages over three rebounds and three assists per game, as well as 1.5 steals per game.  Earlier this season Watkins hit the 1,000 career points scored during only his two years at SAGU.  In seven categories Watkins ranked in the top 40 in the NAIA including total steals (49), free throw percentage (79%) and steals per game (1.581).

Watkins also received 1st Team All-Sooner Athletic Conference as well as the SAC Sportsmanship Award.  He also was named Co-MVP for the NCCAA Central Region.

“Keyunta goes down as one of the best players to ever wear the Purple and Gold. He scored over 1000 points in two years, led the NAIA in 3's made this season and led a young Lion team back to the Sweet 16. That's an All-American in my book,” remarks Bostwick.

Even though Watkins collegiate career is wrapping up, Bostwick is looking forward to the future of Lions basketball with Rowe, “As for Isaak, he has a tremendous career ahead of him.”

Isaak Rowe had a stellar sophomore season, averaging nearly 13 points per game and six rebounds per game.  For the converted point guard, the boards are impressive.  He has also hustled for 55 steals and had 20 blocks this season.

Rowe also made the Third Team All-SAC and NCCAA Third-Team Central Region.

The SAGU Lions ended the season 24-10.  The also made it to the second round of the NAIA National Championship where their season ended with an 87-80 loss to Carroll College (Montana).

For a full list of NAIA All-Americans click HERE.  

About SAGU:
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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