Case Western Reserve University senior forward T.J. Duckett was named to the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region Third Team for his outstanding play for the Spartans during the 2017-18 season.
This was the first all-region honor of Duckett's career, as he became the first Spartan player to be named to the D3hoops.com All-Region team since former CWRU player Matt Clark in 2015-16.
Duckett paced all CWRU players during the year with 13.3 points per game (10th in the UAA), 10.1 rebounds per game (second in the UAA, 30th in Division III) and 17 blocks, while leading all UAA players with 10 double-doubles (53rd in DIII), a 59.1% shooting mark (43rd in DIII) and 3.44 offensive rebounds per game (32nd in DIII). He scored a career-high 34 points and collected 12 rebounds during the team's win at Mount Saint Joseph on November 25th, and had back-to-back games with a career-high 18 rebounds against Adrian and Thiel on December 2nd and 6th. Duckett led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 17 times in 2017-18, while earning UAA Athlete of the Week honors twice and a spot on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week on February 6th. He ended his career as a Spartan ranked fourth in school history in career field goal percentage (.567) and fifth in rebounds (619).
Duckett was also named to the All-UAA First Team earlier in the offseason, becoming just the third player in program history to garner multiple selections to the all-conference first team over his career.
The Spartans went 12-13 overall in 2017-18, and finished fifth in the UAA with a 6-8 conference record, matching the program record for conference victories in a 14-game UAA season.