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Pigram named POTY, four Bucs honored by A-Sun
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Along with Pigram, ETSU head coach Murry Bartow was named Coach of the Year, forward Brad Nuckles (Council, Va.) was named second team All A-Sun, and guard Mike Smith (
As for Pigram, he jumped out of the shadows of last season's conference Player of the Year and 2005-06 teammate Tim Smith (
Meanwhile, one year after losing one of the most prolific scorers in school history, ETSU's Murry Bartow was tabbed A-Sun Coach of the Year by his peers. Nuckles finished the season as the Bucs second leading scorer (11.4) and top rebounder (8.0), posting 12 double-doubles on the season and averaging a near double-double in league play. As for Smith, he posted 10.8 points per game to finish third on the squad.
Pigram and Mercer's James Florence both landed on the All-Atlantic Sun first team. Last year's Tournament MVP Justin Hare joined the guard oriented first team after leading Belmont in scoring and adding to his reputation as a clutch player with some outstanding performances in the final minutes of games as a junior. Another freshman sensation earned first team honors as
Nuckles (ETSU), Shaddean Aaron (Mercer), Eddie Ard (Lipscomb), Brian Fisk (Lipscomb), Chris Gash (Gardner-Webb), Boomer Herndon (Belmont), and Ronell Wooten (
Fourteen of the 15 student-athletes honored by the conference office will participate in the 2007 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championship. The tournament opens on Thursday with four games beginning at .
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