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Austin Peay’s Chris Horton left his mark for 2014-15 Governors

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Although Austin Peay junior center Chris Horton [1] was bypassed for Ohio Valley Conference honors—he was named first team by College Hoops Daily and second team by College Sports Madness—his 2014-15 season certainly left its mark and cannot be overlooked for multiple achievements by the lanky 6-8 Decatur, Georgia native.

Austin Peay Basketball's Chris Horton. (APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Basketball’s Chris Horton. (APSU Sports Information)

With five blocks in the Govs’ home finale against SIU Edwardsville, Chris Horton [1] passed Josh Lewis (257, 2000-03) to become APSU’s all-time shot block leader and with his 262 he is now second in OVC history behind Tennessee Tech’s Lorenzo Coleman (439, 1993-97).

Also in that same game, Horton was credited with 20 rebounds, becoming the first Governor since Tyrone Beck (22, February 5th, 1994) to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game single.

He led OVC in rebounding at 11.1 rpg, becoming the first Govs since Fernandez Lockett (2006-07) to do. But in averaging 11.1 Horton became the first Governors to average double-figure rebounds since Tommy Brown averaged 11.9 rebounds in 1990-91.

APSU's Chris Horton [3]In fact, Horton, who averaged 13.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, became the first Gov to average a double-double since Brown averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per outing, also in 1990-91. In fact, Horton was the only Governor to average double-figure scoring in 2014-15.

As a junior, Horton played 1034 minutes, averaging 34.5 minutes per game, the most by an APSU inside player since Drake Reed averaged 36.7 minutes per game in 2008-09 and the most by a Govs’ center since Zac Schlader averaged 36.3 minutes per contest in 2006-07.

With 1043 points, Chris Horton [1] will enter his senior season in 27th place all-time in scoring. With 830 rebounds, he is third all-time behind Tom Morgan (1431, 1952-53, 55-58) and Otis Howard (973, 1974-78). Horton ended 2014-15 ranked in APSU’S Top 20 of 11 different offensive, defensive and rebounding categories.

Horton will be one of three Governors starters returning in 2015-16, joining rising sophomore guard Josh Robinson [4] (9.9 ppg, 12.1 ppg OVC), who scored in double figures in 12 of 16 league games, and rising senior guard Khalil Davis [5] (9.8 ppg), who led APSU in assists in six of the final seven games. Robinson was named OVC Rookie of the Year by College Hoops Daily.