Reid named LSC Newcomer of the Year and first team all-LSC; Rooks earns second team all-LSC
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Reid named LSC Newcomer of the Year and first team all-LSC; Rooks earns second team all-LSC - LINK

FRISCO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team had two student-athletes with All-Lone Star Conference honors at the league's annual basketball awards banquet Wednesday.

 

Reggie Reid earned first team All-LSC honors and was named the league's Newcomer of the Year, while Willie Rooks earned second team All-LSC honors.

 

Reid transferred to A&M-Commerce this season from Florida Gulf Coast and immediately made an impact on the landscape of the LSC, leading the Lions to the top 10 at one point in the season. He is the sixth Lion to win LSC Newcomer of the Year since the award was inaugurated in 2004.

 

Entering this weekend's Lone Star Conference Championship, Reid ranks fourth in the conference in assists at 4.3 assists per game, fifth in scoring at 16.1 points per game, fifth in steals at 1.5 steals per game, sixth in shooting percentage at 44.4 percent, and seventh in free throw percentage at 79.6 percent. He averaged 4.8 assists per game in LSC contests, which ranks second in the league and his 659 minutes played in LSC games leads the conference. His 35 points at Western New Mexico is tied for the most points scored in an LSC game this season.

 

Rooks' playmaking ability in his first season after transferring from Coastal Bend College earned his all-conference accolade. His 35 points in the stunning comeback effort at West Texas A&M is tied with Reid for the most points scored in an LSC game this season.

 

Rooks ranks second in the conference in three-point shooting percentage at 38.8 percent and sixth in the league in scoring at 16.0 points per game. He averaged 16.4 points per game in LSC play, making 2.9 three-pointers per game.

 

The Lions start their LSC Championship run as the fourth seed, taking on fifth seed Angelo State at 6 p.m. Friday at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.

 

2018 LSC MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

FIRST TEAM

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Hometown

Reggie Reid

A&M-Commerce

G

Jr.

Harlem, Georgia

Daeshon Francis

UT Permian Basin

G

Sr.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Josh Morris

UT Permian Basin

C

Sr.

Newark, N.J.

David Chavlovich

West Texas A&M

G

Sr.

Arlington, Texas

Ryan Quaid

West Texas A&M

F

Jr.

Fort Collins, Colo.

 

SECOND TEAM

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Hometown

Brandon Neel

Midwestern State

G

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Josh Hawley

Tarleton State

F

So.

Irving, Texas

Corinthian Ramsey

Tarleton State

G

Jr.

Arlington, Texas

Willie Rooks

A&M-Commerce

G

Jr.

Houston, Texas

Sammy Allen

UT Permian Basin

F

Sr.

Oakland, Calif.

Jordan Evans

West Texas A&M

G

Sr.

Houston, Texas

 

THIRD TEAM

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Hometown

Ja'Michael Brown

Angelo State

G

Jr.

Raceland, La.

Brandon Williams

Angelo State

F

Sr.

Houston, Texas

JV Long

Cameron

G

Sr.

Arlington, Texas

Deshawn Riddick

Tarleton State

G

Sr.

Austin, Texas

James McPherson

UT Permian Basin

G

Sr.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

James Kirksey

Angelo State

G

Jr.

Chester, Pa.

Lamarquis Thompson

Eastern New Mexico

G

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Zach Parker

Eastern New Mexico

G

Jr.

Biloxi, Miss.

Devante Pullum

Midwestern State

G

Sr.

Little Elm, Texas

Trey Sumpter

Texas A&M-Kingsville

F

Sr.

Birmingham, Ala.

Gaige Prim

West Texas A&M

F

Sr.

Chicago, Ill.

Willie McCray

Western New Mexico

F

Jr.

Indianapolis, Ind.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Player of the Year: Daeshon Francis, UT Permian Basin

Defensive Player of the Year: Sammy Allen, UT Permian Basin

Newcomer of the Year: Reggie Reid, A&M-Commerce

Freshman of the Year: Gaige Prim, West Texas A&M

Coach of the Year: Tom Brown, West Texas A&M

 

2018 LSC MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Hometown

Devante Pullum

Midwestern State

G

Sr.

Little Elm, Texas

Josh Hawley

Tarleton State

F

So.

Irving, Texas

Robert Stevenson

Texas A&M-Kingsville

C

Jr.

Houston, Texas

Sammy Allen

UT Permian Basin

F

Sr.

Oakland, Calif.

Ryan Quaid

West Texas A&M

F

Jr.

Fort Collins, Colo.

 

2018 LSC MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS

Player

School

Year

Position

Major

Hometown

Josh Morris

UT Permian Basin

Sr.

Forward

Criminology

Newark, N.J.

Sammy Allen

UT Permian Basin

Sr.

Guard

Criminology

Oakland, Calif.

Ryan Quaid

West Texas A&M

Jr.

Guard

Accounting

Fort Collins, Colo.

Rylan Gerber

West Texas A&M

Grad

Guard

Sports & Exercise Science

Dumas, Texas

Alex Gonzalez-Alvarez

Western New Mexico

So.

Guard

Mathematics

Madrid, Spain

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LSC Academic Player of the Year:  Ryan Quaid, West Texas A&M

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