FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –Arkansas senior guard Sonny Weems has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 9 second team.
Weems is 15th in the Southeastern Conference in scoring (15.2), 10th in field goal percentage (.468) and 13th in steals (1.46). In league play only, he is fourth in scoring (17.9), 30th in rebounding (5.1), 11th in field goal percentage (.456), 15th in assists (3.0), third in three-point percentage (.438), sixth in three-point goals per game (2.60) and 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.36).
The West Memphis, Ark., native has led the team in scoring 14 times this year and in assists nine times. He’s scored in double figures 23 times with nine 20-point games.
Weems, who has earned SEC Player of the Week honors this year, scored 21 points in the win over Baylor, 22 in the win over No. 25 Mississippi State, 17 in the win over No. 20 Florida and 20 in the win over No. 14 Vanderbilt.
The Razorbacks are 19-10 overall and 8-7 in the SEC heading into Saturday’s 5 p.m. regular-season home finale against Auburn. Weems is one of six seniors who will be recognized before the game, including Gary Ervin, Steven Hill, Vincent Hunter, Charles Thomas and Darian Townes.
The first-team All-District 9 squad is made up of D.J. Augustin of Texas, C.J. Jerrells of Baylor, Houston’s Robert McKiver, Josh Carter of Texas A&M and Martin Zeno of Texas Tech. Weems is joined on the second team by Texas’ A.J. Abrams and Damion James, Joseph Jones of Texas A&M and Ryan Bright of Sam Houston State.
Weems was named to the Old Spice Classic and SEC all-tournament teams last year when he averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals as a junior.