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GWU Signee Isaiah Ivey Earns All-Tournament Honors After State Finals Run
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          Release: March 19, 2012
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Gardner-Webb men’s basketball signee Isaiah Ivey earned 2012 KHSAA Sweet 16 All-Tournament honors after leading Scott County (Ky.) High to the state finals this past weekend.

Ivey (6-2, 180) finished in the prestigious tournament’s top-5 in points, rebounds, blocked shots and free throws made and attempted – and led the tournament in minutes played per game.

The standout guard averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game for the event, and made 21-of-26 free throws.

Ivey’s best game in the tournament came in a win over John Hardin, when he flirted with a triple-double. He scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished off six assists and blocked a pair of shots in that 61-40 victory.

Scott County (34-5), one of the Bluegrass State’s perennial powers, fell short in the state championship game to Louisville (Ky.) Trinity on Saturday night in Rupp Arena.

Ivey signed a National Letter of Intent with Gardner-Webb this past November and will join the Runnin' Bulldogs for the 2012-2013 season.

“We are proud of Isaiah and excited about him being a part of our second recruiting class,” said Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtmann. "He has had a terrific year. Like Donta [Harper] last year, the experience you gain from playing in a state championship game is both memorable and valuable."

Ivey is the second Gardner-Webb recruit in the past two seasons to lead his team to the state finals. Current GWU wing Donta Harper led his South Central (N.C.) squad to the North Carolina Class 3A state championship game in 2c011.

Ivey led the Cardinals during the regular season in scoring at 16.4 ppg and is a likely All-State selection when those teams are announced later this spring.

He is rated as the No. 3 senior prospect in Kentucky by, and as the No. 89 shooting guard nationally by that same website.



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