Tigers Pick Up Major Awards From C-USA
Posted By: Greg Gaston
University of Memphis-
Memphis Tigers’ Joey Dorsey and Jeremy Hunt keep piling up the Conference USA postseason awards. A day after both players earned All-C-USA honors, Dorsey and Hunt each took home another individual accolade. Dorsey was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while Hunt was C-USA’s Sixth Man of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday.
Dorsey was also named to the conference’s inaugural All-Defensive Team and was joined on the squad by teammate Antonio Anderson.
Dorsey, an All-C-USA first team pick, leads the league in rebounding at 9.5 boards per game and has a conference-best 75 blocked shots this year. He led Memphis in rebounding in 21 games this season and grabbed double-digit rebounds 17 times. The Baltimore, Md., native also had 14 games in which he blocked three or more shots. The 6-foot-9 forward had a career-high seven blocks in the Tigers’ win over Rice Feb. 22.
Hunt, an All-Conference USA second team selection, came off the bench in 29 of 30 games for the Tigers, and ranks second on the team in scoring with 14.0 points per game and a team-best 76 three-pointers. The 6-foot-5 guard scored 25 points in one half during a game with UAB on Feb. 8 on his way to a career-high 30 points. In that game, the Memphis, Tenn., native hit a school-record tying seven treys.
Anderson, who joined Dorsey on the league’s All-Defensive Team, led the Tigers with 53 steals and ranks third in the league in that statistical category. The Lynn, Mass., native averaged 4.1 rebounds from his guard position, and also drew the assignment of defending the opponent’s top perimeter player each game.
Also making the C-USA All-Defensive Team were UAB’s Paul Delaney III, Houston’s Oliver Lafayette and SMU’s Bamba Fall.