Monday, March 2, 2009
Seth Curry, younger brother of Davidson star Stephen Curry and a freshman guard at Liberty, is the nation's top scoring freshman and ranks 21st overall in the country but was denied a spot on the Big South Conference first-team when results were released on Monday.
Seth, who is averaging 20.6 points per game, was named second-team all-Big South and named the league's freshman of the year. Player of the year honors went to Radford center Artsiom Parakhouski.
Winthrop junior Mantoris Robinson was named the league's defensive player of the year. He ranks 17th in rebounding and 15th in blocked shots in the conference and leads Winthrop with 33 steals.
First-Team: Artsiom Parakhouski, C, Jr., Radford; Chavis Holmes, G, Sr., VMI; Joseph Harris, F, R-Jr., Coastal Carolina; Anthony Smith, G, Sr., Liberty; Joey Lynch-Flohr, F, Jr., Radford. Second-Team: Seth Curry, G, Fr., Liberty; Reid Augst, F, Sr., UNC Asheville; Al’Lonzo Coleman, F, Soph., Presbyterian; Travis Holmes, G, Sr., VMI; Aaron Linn, G, Sr., Gardner-Webb. All-Freshman: Seth Curry, G, Liberty; Nick Barbour, G, High Point; Joshua Henley, F, Gardner-Webb; Matt Dickey, G, UNC Asheville; Jesse Sanders, G, Liberty. Coach of Year: Brad Greenberg, Radford.
-- Jim Utter
Posted by Observer Sports at 3:02 PM