Rushing, Wilson named All-Conference
After stellar senior campaigns and leading the Trojans to their second Atlantic Sun Conference title in three years, Lamayn Wilson and Robert Rushing were both named first-team all-conference.
"Lamayn and Robert are two very gifted athletes," said Troy State head coach Don Maestri.
"Robert has done so much for our program in the last four years.
He’s an excellent player and an even better person.
Lamayn has come in from junior college and has been the driving force for this program the past two seasons."
Georgia State’s Thomas Terrell was named A-Sun "Player of the Year."
The two Trojans’ are also joined by Adam Sonn from Belmont and Raheim Brown of Florida Atlantic.
Florida Atlantic’s Sidney Green was named "Coach of the Year," while Samford’s Jon Mills was named "Freshman of the Year."
"Thomas Terrell had a great season," Maestri said. "He won a lot of games for them this year.
Sonn is a great player and gave Belmont an inside presence, like Brown did for Florida Atlantic.
Sidney Green has done a great job of turning the program around at FAU.
They were picked 10th in the preseason poll and finished third in the league, so that tells you the kind of job that he has done."
Wilson, a native of Highland Home, Ala., finished second in the conference in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game, second only to Terrell’s 20.3 points per game.
Wilson also averaged 7.5 rebounds and had seven double-doubles this year.
Wilson also broke the TSU Division I single-season record for points scored of 502 set by Cameron Boozer in the 1993-94 season.
"Lamayn stepped up as leader on this team," Maestri said.
"He has carried this team and hit some really big shots for us this year.
He scored 43 points against Florida Atlantic, with 11 coming in the second overtime.
He had a solid season and this is a great honor for him."
Rushing, from Ft. Gaines, Ga.,
had a solid season as well, becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in the Division I era with 1,522 points.
He averaged 15.9 points per game while dishing out a team high 115 assists.
"Robert has been very steady throughout this season," Maestri said.
"He’s done a great job on controlling the tempo and running the game from the point.
He hasn’t had that breakout 30 point game this year, but has been more consistent with his scoring and has done a great job of distributing the basketball to the other guys on the floor."
The Trojans open the A-Sun Tournament in Orlando, Fla., at Noon (CST) on Thursday against archrival Jacksonville State.
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