University of the Sciences’ Garret Kerr DPT'17
has added another post-season award to his impressive resume as he was named to the 2014 Daktronics All-America Team as a First Team honoree. The announcement was made by the Daktronics Men’s Basketball All-America committee.
Kerr becomes the first player in program history to ever earn First Team All-America honors. The 6’4” forward from Moorestown, New Jersey is also the lone returnee from last year’s Daktronics All-America Team, moving up from second team honors last season. The junior is also the lone non-senior on the first team.
The D2SIDA All-America men's basketball team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
Kerr helped the Devils finish with a 17-11 record and is the only player in Division II to rank in the top five in scoring and rebounding. He averaged 24.8 ppg., good for third nationally, along with 12.5 rpg., which is second in Division II. In addition, his 23 double-doubles are second in the country. He was the Daktronics East Region Player of the Year and was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season. Last week, Kerr was also named to the NABC All District Team representing the East Region as a First Team honoree.
A three year starter on the Devils, Kerr broke two of the programs long-standing single season records this season: most points scored (693), eclipsing the old mark of 670 set by Marc Tacelosky in 1995-96; and most rebounds (351), surpassing Bob Davis’ old mark of 343 set 48 years ago in 1965-66. His 24.8 points per game average is the fourth best mark in program history and marks the first time a Devils player averaged over 24 points a game since Bob Walchek averaged 32.0 points/game over a 20-game season in 1967-68.
Garret reached double figures in scoring all 28 games recorded seven games of 30 points during the season, including a career-high 37 at Kutztown on December 31, 2013 and again at home vs. Wilmington on February 11, 2014. He had nine games with 15 or more rebounds and recorded double-doubles in 17 of the Devils 18 regular season CACC games this season.
Kerr also led the Devils in field goal percentage (52.4%) and free throw percentage (82.0%) and ranked second on the team in assists (3.04 per game) and steals (1.29 per game). In 79 career games, Garret has amassed 1,638 points and 998 rebounds (averages of 20.7 and 12.6 respectively). Kerr also has a total of 62 double-doubles for his career. He is the only active NCAA Division 2 player with over 1,600 career points and 900 career rebounds.
The former Middle Township High School Athlete is in his third season of play for the Devils. Garret is a physical therapy major at University of the Sciences.