April 14, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - Louis Dabney, a sophomore guard for the Tulane men's basketball team, was named second team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA), it was announced this past weekend.
Dabney started 33 of the Green Wave's 34 games and helped guide Tulane to a 17-17 overall record, an 8-8 Conference USA mark and an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).
The New Orleans, La., native averaged a team-high 15.2 points, pulled down 4.1 rebounds and dished out 2.0 assists per game, while leading the team with 151 made free throws and 41 steals. During the season, Dabney scored in double figures in 25 games with seven games of 20-plus points, including a career-best 31 points against Colgate.
Dabney joined Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Smith, LSU-Shreveport's Brandon Davis, LSU's Jordan Mickey and McNeese State's Ledrick Eackles on the second team. The LSWA first team consisted of Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton, LSU's Johnny O'Bryant, Northwestern State's Jalan West, ULL's Shawn Long and Jonathan Blount of Centenary.
The awards were voted on by a panel if statewide media members and sports information directors.
2014 ALL-LOUISIANA MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM
Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette, G, Jr., Gretna, La. - 19.1 ppg., 5.9 rpg., 6.0 assists, 2.3 steals
Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU, F, Jr., Cleveland, Miss. - 15.5 ppg., 7.8 rpg
Jalan West, Northwestern State, G, So., Bossier City, La. - 19.4 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 6.4 assists, 2.5 steals
Shawn Long, Louisiana-Lafayette, F, So., Morgan City, La. - 18.7 ppg., 10.5 rpg., 2.7 blocks
Jonathan Blount, Centenary, Sr., G, Shreveport, La. - 24.4 ppg., 3.6 rpg
Kenneth Smith, Louisiana Tech, G, Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla. - 7.5 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 7.9 assists, 2.5 steals
Brandon Davis, LSU-Shreveport, G, Sr., Pomona, Calif. - 19.0 ppg., 12.8 rpg., 3.0 assists
Jordan Mickey, LSU, F, Fr., Dallas Texas - 12.8 ppg., 7.9 rpg., 3.1 blocks
Ledrick Eackles, McNeese State, G, Sr., Zachary, La. - 17.8 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals
Louis Dabney, Tulane, G, So., New Orleans, La. - 15.2 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 2.0 assists
Will Nelson, LSU-Shreveport, F, Sr., Port Allen, La. - 22.7 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 1.1 assists
Tylor Ongwae, ULM, F, Jr., Eldoret, Kenya - 16.2 ppg., 5.8 rpg., 1.4 assists
Calvin Godfrey, Southern, F, Jr., Milwaukee, Wisc. - 12.9 ppg., 8.8 rpg.
Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech, G, So., Chipley, Fla. - 14.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.9 assists
McCall Tomeny, Loyola, F, Jr., Baton Rouge, La. - 16.7 ppg., 8.1 rpg.
Dantrell Thomas, Nicholls State; DeQuan Hicks, Northwestern State; Morris Wright, Xavier.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Will Nelson, LSU-Shreveport
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jordan Mickey, LSU
COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Marlin, Louisiana-Lafayette