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Clayton State's Tillman selected preseason All-PBC for women's basketball

Special ot the Daily

MORROW, Ga. – October 28, 2010 – The Peach Belt Conference released its 2010-11 preseason All-Conference team for women's basketball on Thursday, and selected to the squad was Clayton State's Teshymia Tillman.

A senior wing from High Point, N.C., Tillman is one of five players selected to the preseason All-PBC. She is joined Chimere Jordan from Georgia College, JaToya Kemp from UNC Pembroke, Shannon McKever from Lander and Shannon Singleton-Bates from Francis Marion. The team was selected the conference head coaches.

Tillman was a key ingredient in Clayton State's 24-7 squad last season which won the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for a sixth straight season. She averaged 18 points a game – finishing fourth in the Peach Belt in scoring – plus six rebounds and three assists and three steals a game in garnering All-Peach Belt honors.

In addition, Tillman scored 525 points, becoming the first player in the history of Laker women's basketball to eclipse 500 points scored in a season.

Scoring in double-figures in all but four games, Tillman eclipsed 20-or-more points in 11 games. Perhaps her best game of the year came in the PBC Tournament Championship game when Tillman scored 34 points and tied both the Clayton State and PBC Tournament single-game mark for field goals with 14 in the Lakers' 94-75 rout over Francis Marion. She was selected PBC Tournament Most Valuable Player in the process.

Clayton State opens the 2010-11 season on Friday, Nov. 12, playing host to Catawba in the Chick-Fil-A Southeast Region Challenge at the Athletics and Fitness Center.