3 Camels earn Big South men’s hoops honors

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 2/27/21

Cedric Henderson, Jr. and Jordan Whitfield of Campbell men’s basketball were recently named to the Big South all-conference team.

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3 Camels earn Big South men’s hoops honors

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Cedric Henderson, Jr. and Jordan Whitfield of Campbell men’s basketball were named to the Big South all-conference second team in voting by league coaches and media members, while Austin McCullough was named to the Big South all-academic team in voting by league athletics communications officials.

A junior forward, Henderson has started all 24 games and ranks sixth among Big South scoring leaders (16 points per game), first in field goal percentage and fifth in blocks.

He has scored in double figures 21 times, including a career-high 26 at Jacksonville, where he was named to the all-tournament team at the Dolphin Classic. Henderson has scored in double digits in 13-straight games, leading CU to 10 wins in that span.

Whitfield, a senior guard from Raleigh, has started all 24 games and rates seventh among Big South scoring leaders (14.5) and second in field goal percentage.

He was also named to the Dolphin Classic all-tournament team after CU won the team title. Whitfield has scored in double figures 17 times, 11 times against Big South teams, including a career-high 28 points versus Radford. 

“Jordan and [Henderson Jr.] both deserved this honor to represent the Big South and Campbell University on the all-conference team,” said head coach Kevin McGeehan.

“Their hard work and selflessness has been the reason we have had such a successful season. They are two incredible young men who have been focused on improving and doing what it takes to help our team improve.  I could not be more happy for them and proud of them.”

McCullough owns a 3.659 grade-point average as a health communication major. A Dean’s List student in the spring and fall 2020 semesters, he has named to the 2020 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

McCullough will present a paper on health systems, corporate social responsibility, social media, and COVID-19 at the Southern States Communication Association Convention in April.  A Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative for men’s basketball, McCullough is averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 53% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range. He started 10 of CU’s first 11 games before missing six contests with a sprained wrist. He scored a career-high 26 points against Florida National at the Dolphin Classic and had 16 points at Winthrop.

Henderson, Whitfield and McCullough played instrumental roles in leading the Camels to a 15-9 overall record and 11-6 mark in the Big South. The third-seeded Camels will host sixth seed Gardner-Webb in the Big South Championship quarterfinal Monday at 7 p.m.

CU carries a school Division I era record seven-game win streak into the contest.

“Campbell University is so very fortunate to have these three men representing our fine institution,” said McGeehan. “In this very challenging year our school motto ‘Ad Astra per Aspera’ – ‘to the stars through difficulties’ – seems to fit so well.  Jordan, Ced and Austin are living it and we are all Campbell Proud.”

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