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Washington named first-team All-Peach Belt

Lander's JR Washington receives his all-conference honor from Peach Belt Conference commission David Brunk (Photo by Laura Brown)
Lander's JR Washington receives his all-conference honor from Peach Belt Conference commission David Brunk (Photo by Laura Brown)

GREENWOOD – Lander's JR Washington was named to the Peach Belt's first-team All-Conference men's basketball squad which was announced at the PBC Basketball Awards Banquet on Friday night at Lander University.

Washington, a senior guard from Manassas, Va., is sixth in the league in scoring at 18.3 points per game, while ranking second in the conference in steals (57) and fifth in the PBC in three-pointers. The senior is third on Lander's all-time scoring list and is the first Bearcat to be named a first-team all-conference selection since Dwight Tolbert in 2012. 

Lander faces UNC Pembroke at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals of the PBC Tournament in Horne Arena.