FLORENCE, KY. -- The 2015-16 All-KIAC Men's Basketball Teams & Awards have been announced, and KIAC Player of the Year Tyler Rogers of Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College leads the list of honorees.
The All-KIAC teams were voted on by the 12 men's basketball head coaches in the conference. There are 10 players on the All-KIAC First Team and 10 on the All-KIAC Second Team. Rogers, a 6-7, senior forward from Lexington, Ky., earned KIAC Player of the Year honors as the top vote-getter.
Rogers is averaging 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and an NAIA-best 3.9 blocks per game. He is shooting 52.5 percent from the field, good for fourth in the KIAC. He is eighth in the conference in scoring, 17th in rebounding and first in blocks.
The KIAC Coach of the Year is also with Alice Lloyd as Eagles' coach J.R. Hammond received the honor with the vote of his peers. Hammond has led Alice Lloyd to a strong season. The Eagles are 17-11 overall and 11-5 KIAC. They won the KIAC Capital Division championship and are one of the No. 1 seeds in the KIAC Tournament. Alice Lloyd will host Point Park in the semifinals on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Coming in second in the KIAC Player of the Year voting but still taking home KIAC Newcomer of the Year honors was WVU Tech guard Ryan Atkins. He is a 6-2 sophomore from Miami, Fla., who averaged 24.2 ppg to lead the conference. Atkins led WVU Tech to a record of 16-14, 8-8 KIAC in its first year in the conference. He averaged 27.3 ppg in 16 conference games.
The KIAC Comeback Player of the Year is Kyle Lamb of Asbury (Ky.) University. Lamb, a 6-1 senior guard from Nicholasville, Ky., came back from a knee injury that forced him to miss much of last season. He averaged 16.4 ppg last year as one of the KIAC leaders. Lamb came back to score 10.6 ppg this year off the injury. That earned in All-KIAC Second Team honors this year.
Kelvin Goodwin, a senior guard from Point Park (Pa.) University, was third in the voting. He is second in the KIAC in scoring at 23.0 ppg and third in assists at 5.3 apg. Goodwin leads the Pioneers into the KIAC Tournament semifinals at Alice Lloyd.
Lucas Huffman, a 6-7 sophomore from IU East, had the fourth-most votes. Huffman is averaging 15.9 ppg to lead the Red Wolves to the best conference record in the KIAC this year. A No. 1 seed in the playoffs, IU East hosts CCU in the semifinals. He leads a group of three IU East players to be named all-conference, the most in the KIAC.
Austin Morris, a 6-7 forward from Brescia (Ky.) University, rounded out the top five players. He is seventh in the conference at 16.7 ppg, fifth at 7.5 rpg, second at 2.9 bpg and first in the KIAC in field-goal percentage at .570.
Brescia had two players make the first team with senior guard Jermain Langley also making the list. The KIAC assist leader, he ranked fourth in the nation with 6.39 apg. He also averaged 13.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg.
Rio Grande (Ohio) also had two players on the All-KIAC First Team with senior guard D.D. Joiner (18.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg) and senior center Dwayne Bazemore (15.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg) both coming in among the KIAC leaders in scoring and rebounding.
Ohio Christian guard Marquis Jackson (JR/Cleveland, OH), a junior, made the first team. He ranked third in the KIAC at 19.4 ppg and was second in 3-point field-goals made with 96 total.
Kenny Gaynor of Cincinnati Christian made the first team with a team-high 14.1 ppg and 6.4 rpg. He ranked second in the conference in field goals at .535.
The All-KIAC Second Team included Point Park senior guard Jerah'me Williams (19.1 ppg), WVU Tech forward Paul Stone (16.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg), Asbury guard Kyle Lamb (10.6 ppg), IU Kokomo guard Nick Teeter (14.4 ppg), IU East guard Vasha Davis (11.4 ppg), IU Southeast guard Demetrius Stanton (15.0 ppg), Alice Lloyd (Ky.) guard Cody Stumbo (12.8 ppg), Ohio Christian forward Gary Hoover (JR/Columbus, OH) (9.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg), Cincinnati Christian guard D.J. McCommons (11.7 ppg) and IU East guard Jacoby Claypool (8.5 ppg).
Article By: Kevin Taylor