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Magee named SoCon Freshman of the Year

34-point home performance highlights tremendous men's basketball season.

After the 2016 men's basketball season, Fletcher Magee was honored with the top award for a first-year player by the league's coaches and media, and also earned his way onto the media all-conference third team.

Magee led the nation in free throw shooting (92.2 percent) and ranked fourth in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (47.5 percent) on his way to being named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. He led all SoCon players with 85 triples, while his 13.5 points per game overall and 15.1 points per game in conference play led all SoCon freshmen.

"Fletcher Magee put together a tremendous freshman year," says Mike Young, Wofford head men's basketball coach. "He continued to get better and played his best basketball over the last three weeks of the season. He has an insatiable thirst for getting better, understanding the game better and making his teammates better. I am fortunate to coach him and we are all glad he's at Wofford." 

Magee's season was highlighted by a 34-point performance inside Benjamin Johnson Arena on Feb. 8 against VMI. The Orlando, Fla., native shot an incredible 9-for-10 from beyond the arc and connected on his first seven attempts before halftime. Magee helped Wofford set a new NCAA record that night for 3-point field goal percentage in a game (min. 20 attempts), with the Terriers finishing 17-of-21 (81 percent) en route to a 92-60 victory.

Magee is the third player in program history to be named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, joining Ian Chadwick (1998) and Karl Cochran (2012).

The SoCon also named Wofford senior Spencer Collins to the All-Conference first team. 

Magee was later voted Mid-Major Freshman of the Year by College Court Report; he tallied more than 90,000 votes in the championship round.

by Brent Williamson, associate athletics director for sports information

Summer 2016