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ASC Releases Men's Basketball Awards

The American Southwest Conference office announced the season ending awards today. Conference champion McMurry, Hardin-Simmons University and Howard Payne are all represented on the All-ASC West Division teams.
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons senior guard Matt Addison and Texas-Dallas senior forward Chris Barnes have been named division players of the year to headline the 2012 American Southwest Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference and All-Division selections, the ASC office announced on Thursday (March 1), following a vote of the league's head coaches.

The 5-8, 172-pound Addison (Killeen, TX / Harker Heights HS) earned the title of ASC West Division Player of the Year after averaging a league-high 28.6 points per game. His 744 total points set the conference's single-season record. Addison also averaged 4.7 assists and a conference-best 2.5 steals per game. He also led the ASC with an 87.9 free throw percentage.

The 6-6, 210-pound Barnes (San Antonio, TX / Churchill HS) earned the title of ASC East Division Player of the Year for the second straight season. He averaged 15.6 points and six rebounds per game. Barnes also knocked down 54 three-point shots and recorded 21 blocks in leading the Comets to their fourth straight division title.

Addison and Barnes, who were both selected to their respective All-Division first team, were also named to the prestigious five-player ASC All-Conference Team. They were joined by senior guard Marlon Miller (Belton, TX / Temple College) of Mary Hardin-Baylor, senior forward Jeremy LaGarde (New Orleans, LA / Arkansas-Monticello) of East Texas Baptist and sophomore forward Kyle Schleigh (Houston, TX / Kingwood HS) of Texas-Dallas.

Mary Hardin-Baylor junior guard Brian Todd (Pflugerville, TX / PHS) was voted ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Year after spearheading a unit that allowed a division-low 65.9 points per game. Howard Payne guard Brandon Gould (Fort Worth, TX / Southwest HS) took freshman of the year honors in the West after averaging 11.8 points and 3.4 assists per game, while Schreiner center Travis Pflughaupt (El Campo, TX / ECHS) was the top newcomer after averaging 17.2 points and a league-high 10.5 rebounds. Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore guard James Allen (The Woodlands, TX / College Park HS) and McMurry senior point guard Jaden Isler (Clovis, NM / Jacksonville) shared the title of ASC West Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Mary Hardin-Baylor's Ken DeWeese earned West coach of the year honors after guiding a division crown, program-record 24-1 mark in the regular season and top-5 national ranking.

Texas-Dallas senior guard Greg Chiasson (Austin, TX / Westwood HS) was named ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year after leading a group that allowed a league-low 63 points per game. Texas-Dallas guard Matthew Medell (San Antonio, TX / Reagan HS) was named the top freshman in the East after averaging 7.6 points in conference play, while Ozarks junior forward Ronnie Dodd (Forney, TX / Eastfield JC) took top newcomer honors after averaging 15 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Louisiana College senior forward Korey Salmon (Deville, LA / Buckeye HS) was voted ASC East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Texas-Dallas' Terry Butterfield took coach of the year honors for the fourth straight year after guiding an East title that included sweeping all division opponents and closing the regular season with a program-record 12-game winning streak.

Complete All-Conference Team, award winners and All-Division teams follow:
 
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
MEN'S BASKETBALL 2011 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
(Listed in order of voting point totals; # indicates tie in voting)
Matt Addison         G      Hardin-Simmons             Sr.     Killeen, TX (Harker Heights HS)
Marlon Miller         G      Mary Hardin-Baylor       Sr.     Belton, TX (Temple College)
Chris Barnes          F       Texas-Dallas                   Sr.     San Antonio, TX (Churchill HS)
Jeremy LaGarde    F       East Texas Baptist           Sr.     New Orleans, LA (Arkansas-Monticello)
Kyle Schleigh        F       Texas-Dallas                   So.    Houston, TX (Kingwood HS)
 
 
-ASC WEST DIVISION HONORS AND AWARDS-
(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, &, %, ^ indicates tie in voting)
ASC West Division Player of the Year: Matt Addison, G, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Todd, G, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
ASC West Division Freshman of the Year: Brandon Gould, G, Howard Payne
ASC West Division Newcomer of the Year: Travis Pflughaupt, C, Fr., Schreiner
ASC West Division Co-Sportsmanship Athletes of the Year:
James Allen, G, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor; Jaden Isler, PG, Sr., McMurry
ASC West Division Coach of the Year: Ken DeWeese, Mary Hardin-Baylor
 
ASC ALL-WEST DIVISION
First Team
Matt Addison               G         Hardin-Simmons                     Sr.       Killeen, TX (Harker Heights HS)
Marlon Miller               G         Mary Hardin-Baylor               Jr.        Belton, TX (BHS)
Brandon Irwin              G         Howard Payne                         Sr.       Thorndale, TX (THS)
Steven Jones                 F          McMurry                                   Sr.       Compton, CA (San Diego Miramar)
Travis Pflughaupt        C         Schreiner                                   Sr.       El Campo, TX (ECHS)
 
Second Team
Colton Thompson       P          Sul Ross State                          So.      San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)
James Allen                  G         Mary Hardin-Baylor               So.      The Woodlands, TX (College Park HS)
Kitrick Bell                    F          Mary Hardin-Baylor               So.      Fort Bend, TX (Marshall HS)
Brayln Thomas            G         Sul Ross State                          So.      Austin, TX (Del Valle HS)
Darren Smith                G         Schreiner                                   So.      Houston, TX (Clear Brook HS)
 
Honorable Mention
Nick Haynes                 G         Concordia Texas                     Jr.        Irving, TX (HIS)
Darius Anderson          G         Concordia Texas                     So.      Irving, TX (MacArthur HS)
Sterling Phillips#           G         Mary Hardin-Baylor               Sr.       Austin, TX (AHS)
Greg Wiernas#              F          Mary Hardin-Baylor               Sr.       Arlington, TX (Martin HS)
Isaac Williams#           F          Texas Lutheran                       Sr.       San Antonio, TX (Wagner HS)
George Nelson&           F/C     Hardin-Simmons                     Jr.        Killeen, TX (Harker Heights HS)
Kenny Williams&        G         Concordia Texas                     Sr.       San Antonio, TX (Warren HS)
Derrick Jefferson         G/F     Hardin-Simmons                     So.      Mesquite, TX (MHS)
Joshua Dada                F          Howard Payne                         So.      Arlington, TX (Timberview HS)
Bryce Hill                      G         McMurry                                   Sr.       Clovis, NM (Texas Wesleyan)
Brandon Gould%        G         Howard Payne                         Fr.       Fort Worth, TX (Southwest HS)
Jaden Isler%                 PG       McMurry                                   Sr.       Clovis NM (Jacksonville)
Andy Spears                 C         Hardin-Simmons                     Jr.        Abilene, TX (Cooper HS)
John Derr^                     G         Hardin-Simmons                     Jr.        Azale, TX (AHS)
Josh Johnson^              F          Concordia Texas                     Sr.       Houston , TX (Incarnate Word)
Dominick Walker^      P          McMurry                                   Jr.        Longview, TX (Lon Morris)
 
ASC WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE TEAM
Brian Todd                   G         Mary Hardin-Baylor               Jr.        Pflugerville, TX (PHS)
Josh Johnson                P          Concordia Texas                     Jr.        Houston, TX (Incarnate Word)
Derrick Jefferson         G/F     Hardin-Simmons                     So.      Mesquite, TX (MHS)
Joshua Dada                F          Howard Payne                         So.      Arlington, TX (Timberview HS)
Jarrell English               G         Texas Lutheran                       Sr.       Keller, TX (Southern-Shreveport)
 
ASC WEST DIVISION FRESHMAN TEAM
Brandon Gould            G         Howard Payne                         Fort Worth, TX (Southwest HS)
Ja'Kalan Gayden#      P          Howard Payne                         Beaumont, TX (Central HS)
Connor Robinson#      F          McMurry                                   Austin, TX (Bowie HS)
Henry Riasco               G         Concordia Texas                     Houston, TX (Second Baptist)
Darnell Gardner&        P          Sul Ross State                          San Marcos, TX (SMHS)
Steve Guerrero&          G         Schreiner                                   Edinburg, TX (EHS)
 
 
-ASC EAST DIVISION HONORS AND AWARDS-
(Listed in order of voting point totals; # indicates tie in voting)
ASC East Division Player of the Year: Chris Barnes, F, Sr., Texas-Dallas
ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year: Greg Chiasson, G, Sr., Texas-Dallas
ASC East Division Freshman of the Year: Matthew Medell, G, Texas-Dallas
ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year: Ronnie Dodd, F, Jr., Ozarks
ASC East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Korey Salmon, P, Sr., Louisiana College
ASC East Division Coach of the Year: Terry Butterfield, Texas-Dallas
 
ASC ALL- EAST DIVISION
First Team
Chris Barnes                 F          Texas-Dallas                            Sr.       San Antonio, TX (Churchill HS)
Jeremy LaGarde          F          East Texas Baptist                  Sr.       New Orleans, LA (Arkansas-Monticello)
Kyle Schleigh               F          Texas-Dallas                            So.      Houston, TX (Kingwood HS)
Trevon Malone            F          Mississippi College                  Sr.       Memphis, TN (Tuskegee)
Korey Salmon              F          Louisiana College                    Sr.       Deville, LA (Buckeye HS)
 
Second Team
Ronnie Dodd                F          Ozarks                                       Jr.        Forney, TX (Eastfield JC)
JeLani Mitchell            G         Louisiana College                    Sr.       St. Martinville, LA (SMHS)
Daren Housliston         F          Texas-Tyler                              Jr.        Euless, TX (Texas Wesleyan)
Jaron Joseph                 G         East Texas Baptist                  Jr.        Dallas, TX (Ennis HS)
Greg Chiasson              G         Texas-Dallas                            Sr.       Austin, TX (Westwood HS)
 
Honorable Mention
Jarrod Jackson             W        Louisiana College                    Sr.       Albany, TX (AHS)
Marcus Bobb               P          Ozarks                                       Jr.        Ponder, TX (Lyon College)
Lance Murphy             F          Texas-Tyler                              Sr.       Pflugerville, TX (Lon Morris)
Monty Grays                G         East Texas Baptist                  Fr.       Everman, TX (EHS)
 
ASC EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE TEAM
Greg Chiasson              G         Texas-Dallas                            Sr.       Austin, TX (Westwood HS)
Korey Salmon              F          Louisiana College                    Sr.       Deville, LA (Buckeye HS)
JeLani Mitchell            G         Louisiana College                    Sr.       St. Martinville, LA (SMHS)
Jourdan Hughes#        G         LeTourneau                              Sr.       Dallas, TX (SW Christian)
Jaron Joseph#              G         East Texas Baptist                  Jr.        Dallas, TX (Ennis HS)
 
ASC EAST DIVISION FRESHMAN TEAM
Matthew Medell          G         Texas-Dallas                            San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)
Monty Grays                G         East Texas Baptist                  Everman, TX (EHS)
Kerry McClahan         P          East Texas Baptist                  Houston, TX (Nimitz HS)
Trey Perkins                  P          LeTourneau                              Groesbeck, TX (GHS)
JD Richardson              P          East Texas Baptist                  White Oak, TX (WOHS)
 
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