Top 10 Moments in ETSU Basketball: #5

#5: Keith Jennings being named a second-team consensus All-American.

For the 5th best moment in ETSU basketball history I’ve decided to go with Keith Jennings being named a second-team consensus All-American at the conclusion of the 1991 season.

Keith “Mister” Jennings is one of the most beloved and decorated players in ETSU basketball history, and rightfully so. He ranks 1st all-time in assists, steals and 3-pointers made at ETSU. Jennings also ranks 4th all-time in total points. In addition to the big numbers he put up at ETSU he also ranks in the top tier of many NCAA categories. Jennings still ranks 4th all-time in total assists in a NCAA career, 13th all-time in steals in a career and he also ranks 3rd all-time in 3-point field goal percentage in a season.

Jennings amazing play finally got recognized during his senior season, when the Bucs were ranked in the top 25 all season long, and he was awarded second-team All-American at the end of the season. Other names on the 1991 All-American list, include future NBA all-stars Larry Johnson, Shaq, Kenny Anderson, Christian Laettner and Steve Smith. Being awarded All-American was not the only national award Mister won in 1991, he also won the Frances Pomerory Naismith Award, which is awarded to the best player in college basketball under 6’0 tall.

In the 94 year history of ETSU basketball Keith Jennings is the only player to be awarded a consensus All-American. If you never had the pleasure of watching Keith Jennings play then you should check out the video at the top of this post and then you’ll understand why he is #5 on this list.

A recap of the top 10 so far:
#10: 2009 A-Sun Championship
#9: Calvin Talford Winning the Dunk Contest.
#8: First win against Tennessee
#7: 2003 Southern Conference Championship
#6: 2003-2004 Season
#5: Keith Jennings being named a second-team consensus All-American.

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