Big Sky All-Conference Team
SACRAMENTO - For the third straight season, Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings received all-Big Sky Conference recognition when he was named to the second team on Monday morning. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has been named to the second team each of the last two years after receiving honorable mention honors as a sophomore.
A total of 20 players from the Big Sky's 12 teams were named all-league, including five first team selections, five second team choices, five third team selections and five honorable mentions. Strings was the lone Sacramento State player to receive all-league recognition.
Strings becomes just the second Hornet to be named all-conference on three occasions (Dylan Garrity was named all-league four times) since Sacramento State joined the Big Sky prior to the 1996-97 season.
A team co-captain, Strings is currently averaging 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 blocked shots and 36.0 minutes per game while shooting 43% (221-510) from the field. He has started all 31 games, and has scored in double figures in 30 of those contests. That includes 11 games with at least 20 points, highlighted by a 34-point game vs. Portland State, a 31-point game vs. Montana State, and 30 vs. Northern Colorado in Saturday's regular season finale. The Carson, Calif., native has made 153 trips to the free throw line (4.9 per game), and the 18.3 points per game average is the second best single-season mark in Sacramento State's Div. I era (1991-pres.).
Strings had scored in double figures in 47 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2016, but had that streak snapped at Northern Arizona two weeks ago. That had been the fifth longest active streak in the nation. He currently ranks first in the Big Sky in minutes, fifth in scoring and rebounding, and 10th in blocked shots.
The fourth-year senior has established himself as one of the greatest scorers in Sacramento State history as he currently has 1,563 points. That is the top mark in Sacramento State's Div. I era (1991-pres.), and the second best mark in program history (1948-pres.). In 70 years of basketball at Sacramento State, only one player has scored more points than Strings -- Robert Martin scored 1,774 points from 1985-89.
After averaging just 0.8 points in 4.2 minutes per game as a freshman, Strings scored 482 points (15.5 ppg) as a sophomore, 494 (15.9 ppg) as a junior, and he currently has 566 this season.
Strings is the leading scorer for a Sacramento State team that finished the regular season with a 7-24 overall record and 4-14 mark in league play. The injury-plagued Hornets will play in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno on Tuesday against No. 6 seed Portland State at 8 p.m. Sacramento State has won its first game of the Big Sky Tournament each of the last three years.
February 21, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL BEGINS FINAL REGULAR SEASON ROAD TRIP THURSDAT AT NAU
February 17, 2018 STRINGS ACHIEVES HUGE MILESTONE; MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO WEBER STATE
February 16, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY FOR WHITEOUT THE NEST
February 9, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT MONTANA ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 7, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SERIES SWEEP OF MONTANA STATE ON THURSDAY
February 3, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO IDAHO
February 2, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS IDAHO ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 26, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT PORTLAND STATE
January 20, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS SECOND GAME OF ROAD TRIP TO IDAHO STATE
January 19, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
January 18, 2018 LATE RUN DOOMS MEN’S BASKETBALL IN LOSS TO WEBER STATE
January 17, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 12, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS DAY
January 11, 2018 MONTANA USES BIG SECOND HALF TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 78-66
January 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK IN THE NEST ON THURSDAY VS. MONTANA AT 7 P.M.
January 3, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FIRST BIG SKY ROAD GAME THURSDAY AT IDAHO
January 2, 2018 STRINGS RECEIVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
January 1, 2018 STRINGS NAMED THE NATIONAL MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 29, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY AT HOME SATURDAY VS. PORTLAND STATE
December 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO UC SANTA BARBARA, 82-72
December 22, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA ON SATURDAY IN FINAL NON-LEAGUE GAME
December 21, 2017 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO PORTLAND, 80-75, IN GOLDEN 1 CENTER MATCHUP
December 20, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS PORTLAND AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER ON THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM
December 18, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY VS. CSUN
December 9, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BOISE STATE
December 3, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO PLAY SAINT MARY'S ON THE ROAD MONDAY NIGHT
November 24, 2017 BACK AND FORTH GAME GOES FULLERTON’S WAY IN 68-63 WIN OVER MEN’S HOOPS
November 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS FIRST ROUND WOODEN LEGACY GAME TO SAN DIEGO STATE
November 21, 2017 UC DAVIS USES LATE RUN TO EVENTUALLY BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 20, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS UC DAVIS ON TUESDAY AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER
November 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 16, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL BACK ON THE ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 8, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL GUARD ELIJAH McCULLOUGH
November 7, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY AT COLORADO STATE
October 23, 2017 GRAVES OUT FOR THE SEASON WITH INJURY
October 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES ITS 2017-18 SCHEDULE
September 18, 2017 BOISE’S CENTURYLINK ARENA TO HOST BIG SKY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FROM 2019-22
August 24, 2017 HORNSBY SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY IN GERMANY