Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Henry, Clayton get A-10 honors

Charlotte sophomore point guard Pierria Henry was named to the Atlantic 10's all-defensive team Tuesday and freshman forward Willie Clayton made the league's all-rookie team.

Henry, also the league's co-defensive player of the week, is tied for the league lead with 2.8 steals per game. He also averages 5.3 rebounds, second on the team. At 6-4, he has rebounded in double figures five times this season, including in Charlotte's last two regular-season games

Clayton, a 6-8 forward, leads the 49ers in rebounding at 6.2 per game. He leads the league in field-goal percentage (58.6) and is second in offensive rebounding (3.1).

Temple's Khalif Wyatt was named the league's player of the year; Saint Louis's Jim Crews the coach of the year; Xavier's Semaj Christon the rookie of the year; Virginia Commonwealth's Briante Weber the defensive player of the year; Saint Louis's Cody Ellis the sixth man of the year and Xavier's Travis Taylor most improved.

All conference
First team
Khalif Wyatt, Temple; Ramon Galloway, La Salle; Rotnei Clark, Butler; Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis; Chaz Williams, Massachusetts.
Second team
Juvonte Reddic, VCU; Treveon Graham, VCU; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Tyreek Duren, La Salle; Kevin Dillard, Dayton.
Third team
Darien Brothers, Richmond; Donald Roberts, Saint Joseph's; Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis; Jordair Jett, Saint Louis; Travis Taylor, Xavier.
Andrew Smith, Butler; Evans, Saint Louis; Nemanja Mikic, George Washington; T.J. DiLeo, Temple; Nikola Malesevic, Rhode Island.
Weber, VCU, Jett, Saint Louis; Pierria Henry, Charlotte; Roosevelt Jones, Butler; Darius Theus, VCU.
Semaj Christon, Xavier; Kellen Dunham, Butler; Derrick Colter, Duquesne; Willie Clayton, Charlotte; Melvin Johnson, VCU.


Anonymous said...

Wow. We have really taken the prize for becoming irrelevant. If we did not show up this year would anyone notice besides GW or St. Bonnie?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both players.

Anonymous said...

This is the good news. The bad news is I can't find anything in the Observer about when the Niners play their first game. I see all kinds of articles and info on UNC but nothing on Charlotte. Is it asking too much for the local paper to inform the locals about the local team or is the Sports Editor still upset about the 49ers starting football?

Tim Collie said...

yr 3 of Major, hasn't produced a single all conf player yet he brought in. Not even 3rd team

Anonymous said...

For the trillionth time - We are a young team! The A10 hates us as evidenced by our refs. They are not going to acknowledge us when we are about to leave!
Lutz only managed third team all conference players... Brazwell was a preseason all conference this year before his Lutz cancer attitude took hold!