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Gonzales, Metcalf earn ASC postseason awards

Monday, February 29, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – UT Tyler seniors Anthony Gonzales and Demarcus Metcalf have been honored with selections on the 2016 American Southwest Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference teams which were voted on by the conference’s head coaches.

“I am really proud of Anthony and Demarcus for earning all ASC East honors,” UT Tyler head coach Jamon Copeland said. “They worked extremely hard for us all year and any accolades they received were well deserved.”

A senior from Killeen, Gonzales was named to the ASC East Division second-team after leading the Patriots this season with 15.9 points per game and also added 40 steals and 56 assists. A guard, he scored a season-high 33 points in a win over Belhaven and also had 30 points at Ozarks. Gonzales would finish the season with 20 games in double-figures, including the first 12 of the season. His season was also highlighted by a 21-point performance in a home win over Ozarks and a 20 point, seven-rebound performance in a win over LeTourneau.

“Anthony had a great year for us,” Copeland said. “Anytime we needed a bucket he was the guy we went to, trusting him to make the right decision.  He was our leading scorer for the year, as well as second in minutes played, assists and steals.”

Metcalf earned an ASC East Division honorable mention selection after averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. A senior from Dallas, Metcalf scored a season-best 29 points in a win at Rust College where he drilled seven 3-pointers a game after going for 27 points at Belhaven in a UT Tyler win. Metcalf finished the season with a team-leading five double-doubles, including adding 10 rebounds to each of his performances at Belhaven and Rust along with going for 10 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Howard Payne, 14 points and 12 rebounds against LeTourneau and another 14/12 performance at Arlington Baptist. Metcalf would finish the season shooting 48.4 percent from the field (45 of 93) and with a team-leading 59 assists and 44 steals.

“Demarcus had a special year for us,” Copeland said. “His length on the perimeter caused matchup problems for opponents both offensively and defensively.  He led us in several statistical categories including minutes played, 3FG, assists, deflections, and steals.  He was also our second leading rebounder from the guard position which is really impressive.”

UT Tyler finished the season with a 13-12 overall record and were 9-3 at the Herrington Patriot Center.

 

All-Conference Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Anthony Gaines, Jr.3

Sr.

G/F

Louisiana College

Bret Atkins

Sr.

G

East Texas Baptist

Alex Harrison

Sr.

F

Sul Ross State

Josh Berard

Jr.

F

Ozarks

Justin Jones2

Jr.

C

Hardin-Simmons

 

East Division

Player of the Year – Anthony Gaines, Jr., Louisiana College

Freshman of the Year – Caleb Loggins, LeTourneau

Newcomer of the Year – Jeff Martin, LeTourneau

Defensive Player of the Year – Bret Atkins, East Texas Baptist

Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year – Josh Ferrell, Ozarks

Coach of the Year – Bert West, East Texas Baptist

 

First Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Anthony Gaines, Jr.3

Sr.

G/F

Louisiana College

Bret Atkins

Sr.

G

East Texas Baptist

Josh Berard

Jr.

F

Ozarks

Caleb Banks

So.

G

Texas Dallas

Jeff Martin

Jr.

G

LeTourneau

 

Second Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Dylan Augustine2

Jr.

G

East Texas Baptist

C.J. Edwards

Sr.

G

LeTourneau

Anthony Gonzales Jr.

Sr.

G

Texas-Tyler

Steve Evans

Jr.

F

Louisiana College

Alec Colhoff

So.

G

LeTourneau

 

All-Freshman Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Caleb Loggins

Fr.

F

LeTourneau

John Parker

Fr.

G

Louisiana College

Christian Seidl

Fr.

F

LeTourneau

Jay McKnight

Fr.

G

East Texas Baptist

 

All-Defensive Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Bret Atkins

Sr.

G

East Texas Baptist

Steve Evans

Jr.

F

Louisiana College

Anthony Gaines, Jr.

Sr.

G/F

Louisiana College

Reagan Keogh

So.

F

Texas Dallas

Dylan Augustine

Jr.

G

East Texas Baptist

 

Honorable Mention

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Kyle Coulter

Jr.

F

Texas Dallas

Jon Hatcher

So.

G

Texas Dallas

Demarcus Metcalf

Sr.

G/F

Texas-Tyler

Jordan Quillian

So.

F

East Texas Baptist

Junior Mitchell

Sr.

G

East Texas Baptist

Raheem Regis

Jr.

F

Louisiana College

 

West Division

Player of the Year – Alex Harrison, Sul Ross State

Freshman of the Year – Brock Anders, Sul Ross State

Newcomer of the Year – Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross State

Defensive Player of the Year – Justin Jones, Hardin-Simmons

Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year – Clay Marley, Concordia Texas

Coach of the Year – Clif Carroll, Sul Ross State

 

First Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Alex Harrison

Sr.

F

Sul Ross State

Rocky Feliciano2

Sr.

G

Sul Ross State

Donovan Ford

Sr.

G

Concordia Texas

Justin Jones2

Jr.

C

Hardin-Simmons

Nathaniel Jack

Jr.

F

Hardin-Simmons

 

Second Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Rickey Guillory

So.

G

Howard Payne

Rashad Coleman

Jr.

G

Concordia Texas

Russell Green

Sr.

C

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Khyce Randall

So.

G

Howard Payne

Caleb Thomasson

So.

C

Sul Ross State

 

All-Freshman Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Brock Anders

Fr.

F

Sul Ross State

Demarius Cress

Fr.

G

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Ephriam Price

Fr.

G

Concordia Texas

Dervyn Baines

Fr.

F

Concordia Texas

Greg Rollins

Fr.

G

Concordia Texas

 

All-Defensive Team

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Justin Jones

Jr.

C

Hardin-Simmons

Nathaniel Jack

Jr.

F

Hardin-Simmons

Ben Page

So.

F

Concordia Texas

Ricky Guillory

So.

G

Howard Payne

Dervyn Baines*

Fr.

F

Concordia Texas

Payton B.-Simon*

Jr.

F

Concordia Texas

Jacob Dawson*

Jr.

F

Sul Ross State

Tie in voting*

 

Honorable Mention

Name

Cl.

Pos

School

Daniel Mills

Jr.

G

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Layton Zinsmeister

Sr.

G

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Duane Hopper

Jr.

F

Hardin-Simmons

Christian O'Neal

Jr.

G

Hardin-Simmons

Brock Anders

Fr.

F

Sul Ross State

Ben Page

So.

F

Concordia Texas

Sidney Deloach

Sr.

G

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Two-Time All-Conference2

Three-Time All-Conference3

 

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