Tuesday, March 04, 2008

SoCon Media Awards: Richards & Sander All-SoCon, Curry is Player of Year, McKillop is Coach of Year

Media All-SoCon Men's Basketball Team Announced
Written by: Southern Conference
Release: 03/04/2008

The Southern Conference Sports Media Association (SCSMA) announced the organizations 2008 SoCon men’s basketball honorees.

Davidson sophomore Stephen Curry was a unanimous choice as the conference’s Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year. The sophomore from Charlotte, N.C. leads the conference in scoring with a 25.3 average and helped guide the Wildcats to an undefeated record in league play and the top seed in the conference tournament.

The Citadel’s Cameron Wells was the choice of the media for the league’s Freshman of the Year. The league’s leading scorer among freshmen (14.6 ppg), the guard from Houston, Texas edged Appalachian State’s Donald Sims, College of Charleston’s Andrew Goudelock and Georgia Southern’s Willie Powers for the honor.

Davidson coach Bob McKillop won in the voting for the Anton Foy Coach of the Year Award. McKillop McKillop led the Wildcats to a perfect 20-0 record in conference play and an overall mark of 23-6. Davidson owns the nation’s longest winning streak (19) and has won 31 consecutive Southern Conference games and 44 of the last 45.

Nine teams had players named to the SCSMA all-conference team. Davidson (Curry, Jason Richards and Thomas Sander), and College of Charleston (Jermaine Johnson, Andrew Goudelock and Tony White, Jr,.) each had three players earn all-conference honors. Appalachian State (Donte Minter and Jeremy Clayton) and Chattanooga (Nicchaeus Doaks and Stephen McDowell) each landed two players on the all-league squad. Elon (Ola Atoyebi), Georgia Southern (Louis Graham), UNC Greensboro (Kyle Hines), Western Carolina (Brandon Giles) and Wofford (Drew Gibson) all had one player represented.

The Southern Conference coaches all-conference team will be announced on Thursday, March 6.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

did anyone else see that Stephen Curry made Jay Bilas' First Team Honor Roll?