Third Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown TJ Holyfield2 Stephen F. Austin F Jr. Albuquerque, N.M. Roddy Peters Nicholls G Sr. Washington, D.C. Nicholls claims two individual superlatives in Roddy Peters garnering the Newcomer of the Year award while head coach Richie Riley led his squad to a co-regular season championship en route to being named Coach of the Year. Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the Defensive Player of the Year, and Houston Baptist’s David Caraher wins Freshman of the Year. 2 indicates two-time all-conference selection3 indicates three-time all-conference selection Joseph Kilgore A&M-Corpus Christi G Sr. Houston, Texas All-Defensive Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown The Lumberjacks earned a trio of selections to lead the league while the Lions, Colonels and McNeese each secured two picks on the teams. UCA, Sam Houston State, Lamar, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist and Northwestern State each garnered one spot. 2017-18 All-Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Teams Jordan Capps Southeastern La. F Sr. Norcross, Ga. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ senior guard Jordan Howard is the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. David Caraher Houston Baptist F Fr. Chapel Hill, N.C. Jahvaughn Powell Nicholls G Sr. Tallahassee, Fla. All-conference teams and individual awards are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for oneself or one’s own players/coaches is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Shannon Bogues Stephen F. Austin G Jr. Killeen, Texas Marlain Veal Southeastern La. G Jr. New Orleans, La. Veal led the Southland in steals during conference competition, averaging 2.2 a game. The Lions finished first in the league in scoring defense (65.7) and were third in field goal percentage defense (.420). Tevon Saddler Nicholls G Sr. Aberdeen, Md. Aaron Augustin Stephen F. Austin G So. Suwanee, Ga. Kevon Harris Stephen F. Austin G/F So. Ellenwood, Ga. Jordan Howard3 Central Arkansas G Sr. Chandler, Ariz. Colton Weisbrod2 Lamar F Sr. Nederland, Texas Jaylen Franklin Abilene Christian G Jr. Little Rock, Ark. Howard, a senior from Chandler, Ariz., is third in the nation in scoring, averaging 25.8 points per game heading into the 2018 Southland Basketball Tournament this week. In league games this year, Howard led all scorers with a 26.4 point average and shot 91.9 percent from the free-throw line. A career year for Howard, he etched his name into the Southland record book when he became the all-time leader for three-point field goals made. He currently has 377 triples in his four-year career. Howard becomes the third men’s basketball player to win both the Southland Player of the Year award and Freshman of the Year honor (2015) in their career. First Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown Hayden Koval Central Arkansas C Fr. Prosper, Texas Howard leads the all-conference first team, earning his third All-Southland selection. Veal, Lamar’s Colton Weisbrod and Stephen F. Austin’s TJ Holyfield each earned their second selection. Player of the Year: Jordan Howard, Central ArkansasDefensive Player of the Year: Marlain Veal, Southeastern LouisianaFreshman of the Year: David Caraher, Houston BaptistNewcomer of the Year: Roddy Peters, NichollsCoach of the Year: Richie Riley, Nicholls Kalob Ledoux McNeese G So. Port Barre, La. Chris Galbreath, Jr. Sam Houston State F Sr. Chicago, Ill. In his first year in a Colonels’ uniform, Peters averaged 19.7 points per game in league action to rank second in the conference and was fourth in the Southland for assists per game with a 4.4 average. Riley, a second-year head coach, led his Colonels to their first Southland championship since 1998 and a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Caraher, a third team all-conference selection, ranked in the top five of the league in scoring and rebounding in conference action. He was fourth in scoring with 18.1 points per game and fifth in rebounding with 7.6 a game. Caraher is the only player to accomplish this feat. Second Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown Honorable Mention: Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; Nick Garth, Lamar; John Dewey III, Sam Houston State; Mathieu Kamba, Central Arkansas; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar; Jaren Lewis, Abilene Christian; Shawn Johnson, UIW. Ishmael Lane Northwestern State F/C Jr. Port Allen, La. TJ Holyfield Stephen F. Austin F Jr. Albuquerque, N.M. Marlain Veal2 Southeastern Louisiana G Jr. New Orleans, La. Quatarrius Wilson McNeese F Jr. Mobile, Ala.
SON HEUNG-MIN will be forced to self-isolate for two weeks on his return from South Korea over continued fears surrounding the coronavirus.The Tottenham star was given permission to return to his homeland last month to undergo surgery for the broken arm he sustained in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa on February 16.2 Son Heung-min will self-isolate on his return to the countryCredit: ReutersThe 27-year-old flew to Seoul, just 150 miles from two of the worst affected areas in the country, for the operation before government protocols on travel to and from South Korea were introduced.Son had wanted the same surgeon who helped him recover from a similar injury he suffered in 2017 that left him with a metal plate in his right arm.Boss Jose Mourinho said: “I think the normal advice comes from the authorities, comes from the government. I’m not going to make any comment, I’m nobody, I’m no specialist.”I just get the legal advice and what my club gets from authorities, and of course we follow everything.”That’s why I’m saying that Sonny when he’s back from Seoul we will have to follow the protocols and we are not going to have him immediately here.(Where he will be?) “I don’t know how to be specific with that, I just know we have to follow some safety protocols.”Sonny when he’s back from Seoul we will have to follow the protocols and we are not going to have him immediately hereJose Mourinho on Son Heung-minSon is currently recuperating in Korea and is due back in England this week.Yet the former Bayer Leverkusen ace will be kept away from Tottenham’s Enfield training ground for two weeks as he regains fitness.Son had initally been ruled out of action for the rest of the season with a fracture he sustained in the win at Villa Park when colliding with Ezri Konsa.But Mourinho has now revealed that he could feature at some point with a cast.He added: “That’s another hope but of course we’re far from it.”Mourinho is already without Harry Kane until the final weeks of the season at the very earliest, following a hamstring injury on New Year’s Day.However, SunSport revealed that the England captain is targeting a return in early April as he bids to play in Euro 2020 this summer.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMeanwhile, the Premier League may be forced to hold emergency crisis talks to decide whether Liverpool can be crowned champions if coronavirus wipes out the end of the season.The Reds are currently just 12 points away from clinching their first title since 1990, which will become nine should Manchester City lose a game.While there is no suggestion the campaign will be axed, there is no contingency plan in the league’s own regulations which addresses what would happen if the season had to be scrapped before it is completed.Harry Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ after injury in huge boost to Tottenham and England