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All-SoCon men's basketball teams announced
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/06/2019
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced the 2018-19 men’s basketball postseason awards Wednesday. Selections include the coaches’ all-conference teams and specialty awards in addition to the Southern Conference Sports Media Association all-conference teams and awards.

The coaches and media concurred on the specialty award winners, as both groups named Wofford guard Fletcher Magee the player of the year, Chattanooga guard Kevin Easley the freshman of the year and Wofford’s Mike Young the coach of the year. The coaches also named UNCG guard Isaiah Miller the defensive player of the year.

The 2019 Ingles Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship presented by General Shale begins Friday at 5 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The championship game is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.


Coaches All-Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Teams

Player of the Year
Fletcher Magee, Sr., G, Wofford

Freshman of the Year
Kevin Easley, G, Chattanooga

Defensive Player of the Year
Isaiah Miller, So., G, UNCG

Coach of the Year
Mike Young, Wofford

First team
Matt Rafferty, Furman
Francis Alonso, UNCG
Isaiah Miller, UNCG
Cameron Jackson, Wofford
Fletcher Magee, Wofford

Second team
Lew Stallworth, The Citadel
Jeromy Rodriguez, ETSU
Ross Cummings, Mercer
Josh Sharkey, Samford
Bubba Parham, VMI

Third team
Patrick Good, ETSU
Bo Hodges, ETSU
Jordan Lyons, Furman
Kevin Easley, Chattanooga
Carlos Dotson, Western Carolina

All-freshman team
Daivien Williamson, ETSU
Noah Gurley, Furman
Robert Allen, Samford
Kevin Easley, Chattanooga
Kameron Gibson, Western Carolina


SoCon Sports Media Association (SCSMA)

Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year
Fletcher Magee, Sr., G, Wofford

Freshman of the Year
Kevin Easley, G, Chattanooga

Anton Foy Coach of the Year
Mike Young, Wofford

First team
Jeromy Rodriguez, ETSU
Matt Rafferty, Furman
Francis Alonso, UNCG
Cameron Jackson, Wofford
Fletcher Magee, Wofford

Second team
Lew Stallworth, The Citadel
Ross Cummings, Mercer
Isaiah Miller, UNCG
Josh Sharkey, Samford
Bubba Parham, VMI

Third team
Zane Najdawi, The Citadel
Bo Hodges, ETSU
Jordan Lyons, Furman
James Dickey, UNCG
Carlos Dotson, Western Carolina

All-freshman team
Daivien Williamson, ETSU
Noah Gurley, Furman
Robert Allen, Samford
Kevin Easley, Chattanooga
Kameron Gibson, Western Carolina


Notes

- Wofford’s Fletcher Magee repeated as the media’s Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year and won the coaches’ award for the first time. He is the media’s first repeat winner since Davidson’s Jake Cohen won in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

- Magee earned first-team all-conference honors from both the coaches and media for the third straight season. Coupled with third-team honors from the media as a freshman in 2015-16, Magee has earned all-conference honors in all four years of his career.

- Magee enters the SoCon tournament leading Division I with 139 3-pointers this season and just 15 shy of breaking the DI career mark of 504.

- Kevin Easley is the first Chattanooga player to earn freshman of the year from either the coaches or the media. He also earned third-team all-conference honors from the coaches.

- Isaiah Miller is UNCG’s second straight defensive player of the year. Teammate James Dickey earned the honor last season, becoming the first Spartan to do so.

- Mike Young’s honor is the fourth of his career from the coaches and third in the last six seasons. He has now won the media honor three times. Young’s Wofford squad completed an undefeated run through the SoCon (18-0) en route to the Terriers’ fourth regular-season SoCon title.

- UNCG’s Francis Alonso earned first-team honors from the coaches and media for the second straight year. A second-team all-conference pick in 2016-17, Alonso has earned all-conference honors three times in his career.

- All 10 league squads had at least one all-conference selection.

- The coaches’ and media’s all-freshman teams were identical.

- The coaches’ first team features two sets of teammates in UNCG’s Alonso and Miller and Wofford’s Cameron Jackson and Magee.

- Last season’s freshmen of the year both earned all-conference honors this season. VMI’s Bubba Parham, who leads the SoCon in scoring, was the media’s pick for freshman of the year last year, while ETSU’s Bo Hodges was the coaches’ selection. Parham earned second-team all-conference honors from both groups this year, while Hodges landed on the third team from both.

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