CSU’s Landrius Horton Earns All-PBC Honors Back-to-Back Seasons
SOURCE: CSU ATHLETICS
For the second consecutive season, Columbus State University men’s basketball player Landrius Horton was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference team as the annual awards were handed out at the PBC Basketball Championship Banquet. The event was held in the Johnston Commons at the Grier Student Center on the campus of Lander University, the site of the 2020 PBC Championship.
Horton was a member of the second team after grabbing third-team honors a season ago. He becomes just the eight Cougar since CSU joined the PBC to become a two-time all-conference player.
One of the best wing players in the league, Horton posted another impressive season for Columbus State. He finished the regular season by averaging 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting an even 50-percent from the floor. He ranked eighth in the conference in scoring and 11th in rebounding with grabbing 65 on the offensive end, which were the ninth most in the league. The Decatur, Ala. native was nearly automatic from the free throw line posting an 81.2 percent clip to rank among the conference leaders.
Over the year, Horton had 10 20-plus point games, including going for a career-high 30 points in a road win at Flagler. One of his best performances of the season came against UNC Pembroke as the senior had a 20-point, 12-rebound outing against the regular-season champions. The Cougars and Braves will meet on Saturday in the PBC Tournament semifinals.
On the defensive side of the court, Horton swiped 38 steals nearly cracking the top-10 in the PBC. He also was named the PBC Player of the Week three times in 2019-20.
Horton is wrapping up a fantastic two-year career at Columbus State. In 56 games, he is averaging right at 16.0 points per game and needs just five points on Saturday to reach 900 in a Cougar uniform. He also chips in 7.9 rebounds per game.
Columbus State and UNC Pembroke will begin the semifinal round of the 2020 PBC Tournament tipping off at noon in Finis Horne Arena in Greenwood. Fans can listen to the game live on CougarSportsTV with Scott Miller bringing all the action from courtside.