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Roundtree, Morrison Honored on All-Summit League Teams

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/03/2011
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TULSA—Oral Roberts freshman Steven Roundtree (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named Summit League newcomer of the Year, and junior Dominique Morrison (Kansas City, Mo.) earned a spot on the all-league first team for the second straight season in voting by league head coaches, sports information directors and media members, the league office announced on Thursday.

ORU sophomores Damen Bell-Holter (Hydaburg, Alaska) and Warren Niles (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned honorable mention All-Summit accolades.

Roundtree has started all 31 games for ORU this season, tying Morrison’s school record for starts by a freshman. A 6-8 forward, Roundtree enters this weekend’s Summit League Tournament averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. He leads all league newcomers in scoring and ranks second rebounds per game.

Roundtree has scored in double-figures in 22 times, and owns six double-doubles. He scored a career-high 27 points on Feb. 26 against IUPUI, and twice collected 13 rebounds. He earned Summit League player of the week honors on Feb. 28 after averaging 23 points and 12.5 rebounds in ORU’s final two regular season games.

He is the highest scoring ORU freshman since the dup of Caleb Green and Ken Tutt combined to average 37.8 points during the 2003-04 season.

Morrison collects his second straight first-team all-Summit honor after leading ORU and ranking second in the league in scoring at 19.1 points per game. Morrison also ranks among Summit leaders in free throw percentage (.781), three-point field-goal percentage (.416) and overall field goal percentage (.523).

Despite missing four games in early January with a knee injury, Morrison still managed to lead ORU in scoring 12 times, while also scoring 20 or more points 11 different times. Morrison twice went over 30 points, including a career-high 35 points in a win at Western Illinois on Dec. 2.

Morrison enters Summit League Tournament play ranked 13th in ORU history with 1,319 points. He also ranks among all-time leaders in career free throws made and attempted.

Bell-Holter enjoyed a breakout year in his first season as a starter, averaging 13.6 points and leading the Golden Eagles and ranking third in the conference with 7.8 rebounds per game. Bell-Holter also ranks third in the Summit in blocks per game (1.4) and field-goal percentage (.525).

Niles is ORU’s second-leading scorer at 14.1 points per game and ranks fourth in the league in three-pointer per game (2.2). He leads ORU at the free throw line, shooting 80.8 percent.

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