Incoming Freshman Point Guard Daron Gipson from Neuse Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC) was named first team All-American NCSAA (National Christian School Athletic Association). Gipson was also named the Small-School Division player of the year by the NCSAA.

Gipson, a point guard, helped the Neuse Christian Lions to a 20-10 record and a 12-1 League record. He averaged 21.6 points, 5.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game.