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Former J.C. Smith basketball star Mark Sherrill inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

Former Johnson C. Smith basketball standout Mark Sherrill, center, was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame Friday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center. CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams, left, and J.C. Smith President Ron Carter presented Sherrill with his Hall of Fame jersey award.
Former Johnson C. Smith basketball standout Mark Sherrill, center, was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame Friday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center. CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams, left, and J.C. Smith President Ron Carter presented Sherrill with his Hall of Fame jersey award. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Johnson C. Smith assistant men's basketball coach and former Golden Bulls All-American Mark Sherrill was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame Friday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center.

“I'm proud of my accomplishments as a student-athlete, and I'm pleased to join the other outstanding inductees who represent the best of the CIAA,” said Sherrill, who has spent the past 21 seasons as an assistant to coach Stephen Joyner.

Sherrill, who played forward for the Golden Bulls, scored 2,552 points, second all-time at J.C. Smith. He was the first male basketball player from the school named All-American.

In 1989, he was CIAA Rookie of the Year. In 1991, he was eighth in NCAA Division II in scoirng. Sherrill scored a school-record 774 points during the 1990-91 season. He’s the CIAA’s sixth all-time leading scorer.

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