Belmont Basketball senior Justin Hare has been named to the 2007-08 Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team by CollegeInsider.com.
Hare, the leading returning scorer in the Atlantic Sun Conference last season with 1,275 career points, was a 2006 First Team All-Atlantic Sun selection. The Cleveland, Tenn. native also earned Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP honors in 2006 and 2007 in leading the Bruins to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
“This is a tremendous honor for Justin,” Belmont men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd said. “He has represented our program well, both on the court and in the classroom, during his time at Belmont. I know our coaching staff is expecting big things from Justin in his senior season.”
Of the 25 players named to the Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team, Hare was one of just two Atlantic Sun Conference representatives, joining East Tennessee State guard Courtney Pigram. Division I coaches and NBA scouts were part of the selection process, but final decision rested with the CollegeInsider.com staff. Belmont opens its 2007-08 campaign Fri., Nov. 9 at Cincinnati.