Apr 2, 2016 10:02 PM by Ross Field
There's really not enough time to list off all the accomplishments of Robert Duncan's Chico State basketball career thus far. But one of the most spectacular came earlier this week when he was named All-American. As Ross Field reports, Duncan is excited about it.
"I'm really excited about it! Just means a lot. I don't even know how to express it right now, it hasn't really hit me that much yet, but it's big news!" Duncan said.
Big news for Robert Duncan.
Being named an All-American means he is one of the twenty best Division-II basketball players in the country.
But he's in even more elite company than that.
The Chico State junior joins Jay Flores and Jordan Semple as the only Chico State Wildcats in the 101-year history of the program to earn the accolade.
"I always told myself I wanted to be good at something and to put in the work, but never saw All-American as the goal, but it's exciting," said Duncan.
Duncan led the 'Cats to a 22-7 record, their second straight CCAA Conference title, and fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Granite Bay product averaged 15.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 4.1 assists-per-game and 1.7 steals-per-game, all tops on the team.
"I feel like I just play an all-around game, always just try to make sure my team is involved and when my team needed me to try and step up," said Duncan.
Step up he did, earning the highest achievement you can get as a college basketball player.
One can't help but wonder what the junior has in store for an encore next season.
"Real excited, off-season is going to be the biggest thing, just come in put the work in and see where it takes me. Never try to think too far ahead, just try and get better every day and see where it takes me," said Duncan.