LSU’s Eason, Loyola’s Hollowell earn prime LSWA males’s basketball honors – Crescent Metropolis Sports activities

LAFAYETTE – One in every of school basketball’s prime bench gamers alongside the state’s first males’s nationwide championship coach since 1961 reeled in prime honors as LSU’s Tari Eason and Stacy Hollowell of Loyola highlighted the 2022 All-Louisiana Males’s School Basketball Staff, launched on Wednesday by the Louisiana Sports activities Writers Affiliation (LSWA).

The 18-member crew was nominated by the state’s Males’s Basketball sports activities info administrators and chosen by a statewide panel of SIDs and media members.

Eason, a sophomore from Los Angeles, Calif., Was named as each the LSWA’s Participant of the 12 months and Newcomer of the 12 months after ending as one of many prime gamers within the SEC. The switch from Cincinnati got here off the bench in 29 of LSU’s 33 video games he performed in throughout the 2021-22 season and averaged 16.9 factors and 6.6 rebounds.

The SEC’s Sixth Man of the 12 months and first-team All-SEC decide, Eason earned Third-Staff All-America honors by Sports activities Illustrated and was an honorable point out All-America recipient by the Related Press.

Eason reached double figures in scoring in 29 video games throughout the season for LSU with 11 video games of 20 factors or extra. The 6-foot-8 ahead posted seven double doubles for the Tigers along with his 4 20-point, 10-rebounds video games probably the most by an LSU participant in a single season for the reason that 2015 season.

A semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Participant of the 12 months, Eason had 11 video games of three steals or extra throughout the season with two video games of five-plus. Eason completed sixth within the SEC in scoring, was ninth in rebounds, fourth in FG share, seventh in FT share, T4 in steals, ninth in blocks common and ninth in offensive rebound common (2.27).

Hollowell, the LSWA Coach of the 12 months, led a high-octane Loyola squad to a program-record 37 wins throughout the season which was capped by the varsity’s first nationwide title on the hardwood since 1945. Main the Wolf Pack to the primary nationwide crown by a males’s state program since Grambling in 1961, Hollowell was the NAIA Nationwide Coach of the 12 months, the NABC Coach of the 12 months (NAIA), SSAC Coach of the 12 months and Don Meyer Award winner.

Below Hollowell’s steerage, Loyola entered the NAIA Match as the general No. 1 total seed and produced 16 wins towards groups that reached a High 25 NAIA rating throughout the season.

His crew led the nation in scoring, placing up a program-high of three,395 factors in 38 video games, a median of 89.3 factors per recreation, whereas outscoring opponents by almost 21 factors a contest. The Wolf Pack ranked first within the NAIA in steals (13.7 per recreation) and was second nationally in assists (19.7) and offensive rebounds (15.6) per contest.

LSU’s Brandon Murray capped off the specialty awards as he was named the state’s Freshman of the 12 months. The Baltimore, Md., Native, averaged 10.0 factors, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in serving to lead LSU to a 22-12 file and 9-9 mark in SEC play.

The All-SEC Freshman Staff member was one of many prime gamers within the SEC in minutes performed and had 16 video games of scoring double figures. Murray scored a season-high 21 factors towards Texas A&M and added 19 and 17 factors in video games towards Alabama.

Murray hauled in a season-high seven rebounds towards Liberty and notched 4 video games of 5 assists or extra, together with 9 towards Missouri within the SEC Match.

Eason was joined on the primary crew by Louisiana’s Jordan Brown, Kenneth Lofton, Jr., of Louisiana Tech, Ty Gordon of Nicholls and Loyola’s Zach Wrightsil. Named to the second crew was Kae’Ron Baker of Louisiana Christian (previously Louisiana School), Kendal Coleman of Northwestern State, Tulane’s Jalen Cook dinner, Darius Days of LSU and Troy Inexperienced of New Orleans.

Myles Burns of Loyola was named to the LSWA third crew and was joined by Jaylen Forbes of Tulane, Jalyn Hinton of Southeastern, ULM’s Andre Jones and Derek St. Hilaire of New Orleans. Three gamers – SLU’s Gus Okafor, Makye Richard of Xavier and LSU Shreveport’s Leondre Washington – have been honorable point out alternatives.

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Chosen by the Louisiana Sports activities Writers Affiliation (LSWA)

Tari Eason, LSU – SEC Sixth Man of the 12 months, All-SEC First Staff, AP Honorable Point out All-America
Jordan Brown, Louisiana – Second Staff All-SBC, First-Staff NABC All-District
Kenneth Lofton, Jr., Louisiana Tech – First Staff All-Convention USA, First-Staff NABC All-District
Ty Gordon, Nicholls – SLC Participant of the 12 months, Lou Henson All-America Staff
Zach Wrightsil, Loyola – NAIA / NABC Nationwide Participant of the 12 months, SSAC Participant of the 12 months

Kae’Ron Baker, Louisiana Christian – NAIA Second Staff All-American, RRAC Participant of the 12 months
Kendal Coleman, Northwestern State – First-Staff All-SLC, SLC All-Defensive Staff
Jalen Cook dinner, Tulane – First-Staff All-AAC
Darius Days, LSU – All-SEC Second crew
Troy Inexperienced, New Orleans – First-Staff All-SLC

Myles Burns, Loyola – NAIA Nationwide Championship Match MVP, NAIA Second-Staff All-America
Jaylen Forbes, Tulane – Second-Staff All-ACC
Jalyn Hinton, Southeastern – SLC Defensive Participant of the 12 months, Second-Staff All-SLC
Andre Jones, ULM – Third-Staff All-SBC
Derek St. Hilaire, New Orleans – First-Staff All-SLC, NABC All-District

Gus Okafor, Southeastern; Makye Richard, Xavier; Leondre Washington, LSU Shreveport

Participant of the 12 months – Tari Eason, LSU
Newcomer of the 12 months – Tari Eason, LSU
Freshman of the 12 months – Brandon Murray, LSU
Coach of the 12 months – Stacy Hollowell, Loyola

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