March 26, 2012
Boston University men's basketball senior Darryl Partin, who was previously tabbed America East Player of the Year, has earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention honors, the news organization announced Monday.
Also named to the NABC and USBWA All-District teams, Partin is the sixth-ever Terrier to receive the All-America distinction after John Holland ('11) earned the nod last season. Other honorees include BU Hall of Famer Tunji Awojobi ('97), Tony Simms ('83) and BU Hall of Famers Steve Wright ('80) and Kevin Thomas ('56).
Partin shouldered the brunt of the Terriers' offensive load this season, scoring 19.7 points per game, which ranked second in the America East and 22nd in the country, and also accounted for 31 percent of his team's output, the highest rate of any player in the league.
Also an All-Conference First Team choice for the second straight season, Partin tallied over 20 points 15 times this year and twice earned America East Player of the Week honors (Nov. 28, Feb. 13).
A transfer from La Salle, the native of Seattle, Wash., earlier this year became the 31st Terrier to reach the 1,000-point milestone and just the sixth to score a combined 1,000+ points in his junior and senior seasons. Season highlights include Partin scoring 25 of his career-high 33 points in the second half at Albany to help BU rally from a 17-point deficit for the 81-78 victory.