BOSTON, MASS. (3/20/12) — The University of Montana’s

Will Cherry has added another honor to his list of accolades from this season,

as he was one of 25 players named to the 2012 Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America

team today. The All-American list is one team consisting of twenty-five

players. Cherry was also recently selected to the 10-player

All-District VIII basketball team by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association


Cherry, a 6-foot-1 junior guard from West Oakland,

Calif., was named the Big Sky Conference’s “Defensive Player of the Year,” and

was a unanimous first team all-league pick.  This past season he averaged 15.8

points, which ranked him fourth in the league.  He also averaged a

conference-high 2.6 steals per game, which currently ranks him sixth in the

nation.  He was named the Big Sky’s “Player of the Week” three times in the

2011-12 season for the 25-7 Grizzlies.  He was ranked seventh (tie) in the

league in assists (3.3 apg), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (+1.2), and

10th in the league in free throw percentage (.781).