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Dillard earns All-OVC nod from collegehoopsdaily.com


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After wrapping up a highly distinguished career as a member of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, Golden Eagle guard Jud Dillard is still being recognized for his leadership and performance on the court, being named to collegehoopsdaily.com's All-OVC team.

The honor was far from the senior's first as Dillard was named to the all-OVC second-team earlier this month, his third honor as an all-OVC selection. As a sophomore, he was named to the 2011 OVC all-tournament team and last season was named all-OVC first-team.

Dillard closed out his illustrious career ranked sixth on the all-time Tech scoring list, pouring in over 1,700 points in four seasons. He finished seventh all-time in rebounding for Tech, grabbing over 800 boards in nearly 3,500 minutes of action. He also tied for fourth in career games played, appearing in 123 contests for the Golden Eagles, including 79 starts.

In addition to his all-OVC awards, Dillard earned weekly honors five times throughout his career, being named OVC Freshman of the Week three times and OVC Player of the Week twice. He put up the best scoring numbers of his career, averaging 19.3 points per game, which was good enough to finish second in the OVC. He also ranked fourth in the conference in rebounds, pulling down 7.8 per contest.

The senior used stellar scoring and rebounding throughout his career to tally 26 double-doubles, including 10 this season alone. He numbers were so good, he ranks as the highest rebounding guard and third-highest scoring guard in school history.

Here's a look at the 2012-13 collegehoopsdaily.com Award Winners:
G: Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
G: Jud Dillard (Tennessee Tech)
G: Ian Clark (Belmont)
F: Ed Daniel (Murray State)
F: Nino Johnson (Southeast Missouri)
POY: Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
ROY: Chris Horton (Austin Peay)
6TH: Bakari Turner (Morehead State)
COY: Jeff Neubauer (Eastern Kentucky)