RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond senior T.J. Cline joins an elite list of Spiders honored as All-Americans.
On Tuesday, Cline was tabbed a 2016-17 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honoree. He is the 10th different player in Richmond basketball history to be named an All-American, joining the likes of Kevin Anderson, Justin Harper, Johnny Newman, Bob McCurdy and Aron Stewart.
Last week, Cline was named to the NABC All-District First Team and the Richmond Times-Dispatch tabbed him the Virginia State Player of the Year. He was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned All-A-10 First Team honors.
A native of Plano, Texas, Cline put together one of the most impressive individual seasons in Richmond basketball history. In single-season records, he finished eighth all-time with 648 points, second all-time with 197 assists and 10th all-time with 272 rebounds. No other Richmond Spider has ever finished in the top 10 of all three categories in one season.
He tallied the first triple-doubles in Richmond history and was one of just two players in the country with multiple triple-doubles this season.
Cline ranked 22nd in the NCAA in assists, tallying the most assists by any player 6-9 or taller in the country.
He finished his career ranked eighth all-time with 1,647 points, sixth all-time with 632 field goals made and seventh all-time with 374 career assists. His career field goal percentage of 53.1 ranked ninth all-time.