Hargrove, Killing Named to All-Centennial Team

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Junior Kevin Hargrove and sophomore Malique Killing are more than a foot apart in height, but both members of the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team stand tall on the All-Centennial Conference team.

Kevin Hargrove Hargrove was selected to the first team by the league’s coaches, while Killing made the second team.

Hargrove (left) was easily the breakthrough player of the year in the CC, the only member of the first team who had received no previous all-league recognition. The 6-10 center was one of the top defensive players in the CC, helping the Mules lead the league and rank in the top 25 in Division III in field-goal percentage defense (.388).

He also emerged as an offensive threat, averaging 12.5 points per game – up from 6.6 last year. Over the last 13 games of the season, Hargrove averaged 15.0 points per game and shot 58.0 percent from the field.

Malique Killing For the season, Hargrove leads the CC in rebounds per game (8.6) and blocked shots (76, eighth in Division III) and is third in field-goal percentage (.574). If no one overtakes him in the postseason, he will be the first player to lead the CC in rebounding and blocks since 2006.

Hargrove broke the school records for blocks in a season (76) and career (188) during the season and tied his own record with 10 blocks in a game, part of a triple-double against McDaniel. He will enter his senior season fifth in CC history in career blocked shots.

Killing (right) earned second-team honors for the second year in a row. He leads the CC in scoring at 19.0 points per game. In league games, Killing averaged 20.4 points, becoming the first sophomore to average more than 20 points in CC play since 1999.

The electrifying 5-9 guard scored in double figures in all but two games and made some of the team’s biggest shots, including last-minute winners against Dickinson in the regular season and Gettysburg in the playoffs. He also is tied for the CC lead in steals (50) and is fourth in free-throw percentage (.819) and seventh in assists (81).

Killing broke the school record for points in a season (514) in 2013 and broke the CC record for points by the end of the sophomore season (963).
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