Stywall named first-team All-SoCon by media, Randall earns All-Freshman
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Senior forward Ben Stywall was named to the Southern Conference Media Association's men's basketball all-conference first team and Kyle Randall was named to the All-Freshman squad in voting announced Thursday.
Stywall was joined on the all-conference squad by Donald Sims of Appalachian State, Andrew Goudelock of College of Charleston, Cameron Wells from The Citadel, and Noah Dahlman of Wofford.
Sims was named the league's Player of the Year, while Wofford coach Mike Young was named Coach of the Year. Davidson freshman Jake Cohen was named Freshman of the Year.
Stywall, a native of Charlotte, N.C., is seventh in the league in scoring at 14.5 points per game and leads the league in rebounding at 10.3 rebounds per game. He has had a double-double in 11 of 18 league games this season and has 14 double-doubles for the year, tying Kyle Hines' single-season mark. He has set a school mark for rebounds in a season with 300 thus far. If he winds up averaging in a double-double, he would be the first Spartan to do so and the first player in the SoCon since 2000-01.
Randall, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, was joined on the All-Freshman squad by Kuhlman and Davidson's Jake Cohen, College of Charleston's Willis Hall and The Citadel's Harrison DuPont. Randall is averaging 9.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season. He averaged 10.7 points per game in Southern Conference play.
The Spartans open conference tournament play on Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. UNCG, seeded No. 4 in the North Division, faces the South Division's No. 5 seed Furman in an opening round game.
2010 SoCon Men's Media Association Awards
All-Conference First Team
Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Cameron Wells, The Citadel
Ben Stywall, UNC Greensboro
Noah Dahlman, Wofford
All-Conference Second Team
Jeremy Simmons, College of Charleston
Adam Constantine, Elon
Amu Saaka, Furman
Ty Patterson, Chattanooga
Brandon Giles, Western Carolina
All-Conference Third Team (tie for final spot in
Donavan Monroe, College of Charleston
Willie Powers, Georgia Southern
Jake Robinson, Western Carolina
Brigham Waginger, Western Carolina
Jamar Diggs, Wofford
Tim Johnson, Wofford
Willis Hall, College of Charleston
Harrison DuPont, The Citadel
Jake Cohen, Davidson
JP Kuhlman, Davidson
Kyle Randall, UNC Greensboro
Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year - Donald
Sims, Appalachian State
Freshman of the Year - Jake Cohen, Davidson
Anton Foy Coach of the Year - Mike Young, Wofford
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