Laithe Massey has concluded one of the best careers by a point guard in the history of Arkansas Tech men’s basketball by earning All-NCAA Division II South Region honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Massey (photographed), a 6-foot-3 senior from Heber Springs, averaged 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game during the 2010-11 season.
His play helped the Wonder Boys finish 25-6 overall, win the Gulf South Conference West Division regular season title, finish as runner-up in the GSC Tournament and reach the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Massey led the GSC and ranked third in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.5-to-1) this season.
He was second in the conference and seventh in the country in steals (2.7 per game), and he was second in the GSC and 24th in the nation in assists.
Massey made Arkansas Tech history on Jan. 27, 2011, when he recorded just the second triple-double in Wonder Boys basketball history. Massey scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists in an 85-55 win over Harding University.
A two-time All-GSC West Division selection, Massey finished his career with 763 career points, 549 career rebounds, 436 career assists and 216 career steals.
Massey completed his four-year career at Arkansas Tech ranked second in school history in career steals and fourth in school history in career assists.
The Wonder Boys compiled a cumulative overall record of 96-28, made four GSC Tournament appearances, won two GSC Tournament titles, won two GSC West Division championships and made three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances during Massey’s years in the green and gold.]]>