SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After a monster season in which he averaged 17.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings was named second team all-District 6, it was announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Strings becomes just the second player in Sacramento State's Div. I era (1991-pres.) to receive all-district accolades, joining Mikh McKinney who was named to the first team in 2015 and the second team in 2014.

District 6 is made up of players from the Big Sky Conference and Western Athletic Conference. Of the 10 players selected from the district (five on the first team, five on the second team), seven were from the Big Sky, including Strings.


• Named second team all-Big Sky Conference, becoming 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. Strings was a second team all-league choice as a junior, and honorable mention selection as a sophomore.
• A team captain, Strings finished the season averaging 17.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 blocked shots and 36.2 minutes per game while shooting 43% (223-522) from the field.
• Started all 32 games, and scored in double figures in 30 of those contests. That included 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 the regular season finale.
• The Carson, Calif., native made 157 trips to the free throw line (4.9 per game), and the 17.9 points per game average is the third best single-season mark in Sacramento State's Div. I era.
• Had scored in double figures in 47 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2016, but had that streak snapped at Northern Arizona with two weeks left in the regular season. That had been the fifth longest active streak in the nation. Still, Strings scored in double figures in 50 of the final 52 games of his career.
• Ranked first in the Big Sky in minutes, fifth in scoring, rebounding and defensive rebounds (5.6 per game), and 10th in blocked shots.
• In conference play, he bumped his scoring average to 19.5 points per game (4th in the league) while ranking first in minutes played at 37.9 per game.
• The fourth-year senior established himself as one of the greatest scorers in Sacramento State history, finishing with 1,570 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 scored more points than Strings -- Robert "Money" Martin scored 1,774 points during the Div. II era 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 573 (17.9 ppg) this season.
• In program history (1948-pres.), he ranks second in points (1,570), minutes (3,260) and field goals made (584), third in field goals attempted (1,313), tied for third in games played (119), fourth in rebounds (622) and free throws attempted (399), eighth in 3-pointers made (145) and starts (83), ninth in free throws made (257) and blocked shots (68), and 10th in 3-pointers attempted (415).