Louisiana College’s Baker, Schultz among All-ASC men’s basketball honorees
The American Southwest Conference released its annual men’s basketball postseason awards on Tuesday with Louisiana College picking up two individual honors and a total of four all-ASC selections.
Individual honors went to Kae’ron Baker who was named East Newcomer of the Year and Travis Schultz who picked up East Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year.
The East Newcomer of the Year honor will stay in Pineville for another season as Baker takes home the honor one year after Wildcat big man Devon Washington won the award last year. Baker was a spark for the Wildcats all season long, the team’s second leading scorer at 15.1 points per game, and top assist man with 79 on the year. Baker was almost automatic at the free throw line as well going 60-for-68 (.882) on the season, the best percentage in the conference, and finished the season with 14 straight double-digit scoring efforts. In addition to his Newcomer of the Year award, Baker earned a spot on the all-East second team.
Devon Washington earns his second all-ASC selection in two seasons at LC, bumping up to the first team this season as one of the most dominant big men in the conference. Washington recorded his second straight 400 point, 200 rebound season, the first Wildcat to accomplish that since LC joined the NCAA, as the Wildcats leading scorer (16.2) and rebounder (8.3) on the season. He finished 10th in the conference in scoring and second in rebounding with 10 double-doubles on the season.
Jaylen Rhone earned a spot on the East all-defensive team as one of the premiere defenders in the ASC, being matched on the opponents’ top scorer most nights. Not just a defensive presence, Rhone provided his share of offensive production with a 10.8 point per game average. Travis Schultz earned an East honorable mention this year, along with his sportsmanship honor, as the best 3-point shooter in the ASC. He was the only player in the conference to shoot better than 50 percent from beyond the arc this year, going 32-for-61 (.525).
The Wildcats had one of their best seasons since joining the NCAA, winning 19 games and finishing tied for second in the East, the most wins and best finish by a team with full NCAA status.
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