With the NCAA Basketball Tourney settled and the season statistics tallied, DSU Hornet Men sophomore guard Jay Threatt has emerged with the top steals per game average in the nation.
Threatt, who completed his first Hornet basketball season during the 2009-2010 campaign, led all Division I NCAA teams with a 2.83 steals per game average (82 steals in 29 conference and non-conference games).
The five-foot, 11-inch guard from Richmond, Va., just surpassed the second place player in that defensive category, Duquesne junior forward Damian Sanders, who had 2.78 steals per game.
Threatt was also only one of two MEAC players to make the top 35 in that defensive category; he was joined by Norfolk State senior guard Michael Deloach, who was eighth with 2.63 steals per game.
Establishing himself as a starter in his first Hornet season, Threatt not only lead the nation and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in steals per game, he also led the MEAC in assist/turnover ratio (2.3). He was second in the conference in assists with 4.2 per game and fifth in the league in minutes played per game average (34.4).
In those 29 games, Threatt averaged 7.9 points per game, fifth among Hornet players. His 22 three-point goals were third on the team.
Academically, Threatt is a sport management major.