Liberty's Darius McGhee was recognized as one of the best players in the state of Virginia as he was named to the 2020-21 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Second Team.
The postseason awards continue to file in for McGhee as the junior is named to the VaSID All-State Second Team and the first Liberty player to be named to the VaSID University Division All-State Second Team since 2012, when Jesse Sanders received the honor. The junior from Roxboro, N.C. was exceptional all season earning ASUN Player of the Year honors, was named to the Lou Henson All-America Team and was an NABC District 3 First Team selection. McGhee became just the third player in school history to earn Player of the Year honors, joining Caleb Homesley who was ASUN Player of the Year in 2020 and Jesse Sanders, who was named Big South Player of the Year in 2011.
McGhee was sensational this season averaging 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Lethal at all three levels, McGhee shot 45.8 percent from the field, 41.3 percent from three-point range and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. During conference play the junior picked up his game averaging 16.9 points per game including 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the free throw line. The junior from Roxboro, N.C. ended the regular season with four straight games scoring 20 points or more, becoming the first Liberty player since 2009 to do so.
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