Despite having subpar seasons, ORU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams boast three Southland All-Conference selections in Shawn Glover, Korey Billbury and Christian Key.
Senior Shawn Glover earned First Team All-Conference honors after having one of the single best seasons in ORU history. Glover finished with a team high 21.3 points per game which was good enough for second in the conference and 13 in the nation.
He amassed 1,178 points in his career as a Golden Eagle, placing him on the top 20 all-time scoring list. Glover also showed his defensive skill by recording 38 blocks this season. His efforts landed him a position on the Conference All-Defensive Team.
Glover’s season was highlighted with an MVP award at the 2013 Cancun Challenge.
Sophomore guard Korey Billbury was selected to the Second Team All-Conference squad. Billbury emerged as a leader on the team towards the end of the season, boosting his scoring from 10.6 ppg to 18.2 during conference play. He finished the season in ninth place for scoring in the Southland League and 10th in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game. Although Billbury is listed as a guard, he led ORU in rebounding throughout the season. In a game against Saint Louis, Billbury recorded a career high and team best of 15 rebounds.
Despite losing in the second round of the conference tournament, Billbury looks on with hope for next season.
“It is an honor to be named to the second team all-conference list,” Billbury said. “It sends me into next season with a bigger point to prove and little more momentum.”
Senior Christian Key was also a Third Team All-Conference selection. She finished the season averaging 15.0 ppg, a team best and top 15 best in the conference. The senior sharpshooter will leave ORU ranked seventh for three pointers made with 149.
Key’s ORU career is highlighted with an appearance to the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The ORU women played Tennessee in its first-round draw.