WSSU's Glover, Bazemore Earn HBCU All-American Honors
Fuquay-Varina, NC - Winston-Salem State University' junior guard Justin Glover, and freshman forward Wykevin Bazemore, have been named HBCU All-Americans as announced today by Boxtorow.com.
Shaw senior guard Malik Alvin is the headliner of the Boxtorow Division II/NAIA HBCU All-American team.
Alvin was voted the Boxtorow Division II/NAIA National Player of the Year. Also voted the 2012 CIAA Tournament and Atlantic Regional Player of the Year after leading the Bears to the Sweet 16, Alvin averaged 19.7 points per game which was second in the CIAA. He scored 20 or more points 16 times and shot 54 percent from the field including 51.5 percent from three-point range, which led the country.
Smith is joined in the backcourt by his teammate Tony Smith and Bowie State's Darren Clark. Smith ranked in the top 10 in the CIAA in assists (1st), steals (3rd), rebounds (4th), field goal percentage (7th), three-point field goal percentage (8th) and minutes per game (1st). Smith averaged 12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.9 steals per game per game. Clark was the CIAA's fourth leading scorer (16.8) and led the league in steals (2.4) and was second in assists (4.8).
The frontcourt consists of Marcus Goode of Benedict and Travis Hyman of Bowie State. For Goode, it's his second-straight year on the Boxtorow All-American first team. Also for the second-straight year Goode was named the SIAC Player of the Year after leading the SIAC in scoring (18.5), rebounds (11.3) and blocks (2.7), while recording 21 double-doubles which tied for the lead in NCAA Division II. Hyman was the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 10.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game, which led the CIAA and ranked seventh in the nation.
Cleo Hill, Jr. was unanimously tabbed Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. He led the Bears to a 27-4 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Championship Game (Sweet 16).
The second team backcourt consists of Trevin Parks of Johnson C. Smith, who repeats as a second team All-American. Joining Parks is Chris Iles of Xavier and Marquise Mems of Tougaloo. The frontcourt consists of Damion Harris of Virginia Union and Aaron McCuin of Paul Quinn.
The third team includes teammates WyKevin Bazemore and Justin Glover of Winston-Salem State, Ken Brown of Philander Smith, Joshua Eichelberger of Tuskegee, and Kenny Mitchell of Virginia State.
This is the fourth year of the All-American team. The voters are made up of media members from around the country who cover NCAA Division II and NAIA basketball.
2011-12 BoxToRow.com Division II/NAIA HBCU All-America Team
Malik Alvin, Shaw (5-11, Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
Darren Clark, Bowie State (6-0, Sr., Largo, Md.)
Marcus Goode, Benedict (6-10, Jr., Chapin, S.C.)
Travis Hyman, Bowie State (7-0, Sr., Annapolis, Md.)
Tony Smith, Shaw (6-5, Sr., Greenville, N.C.)
Damion Harris, Virginia Union (6-8, Soph., Washington, D.C.)
Chris Iles, Xavier (5-11, Sr., Houston, Texas)
Aaron McCuin, Paul Quinn (6-5, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas)
Marquise Mems, Tougaloo (6-5, Sr., Shelby, Miss.)
Trevin Parks, Johnson C. Smith (5-10, Jr., Hickory, N.C.)
WyKevin Bazemore, Winston-Salem State (6-4, Fr., Felford, N.C.)
Ken Brown, Philander Smith (6-1, Sr., St. Louis, Mo.)
Joshua Eichelberger Tuskegee (6-5, Sr., Detroit, Mich.)
Justin Glover, Winston-Salem State (6-3, Jr., Siler City, N.C.)
Kenny Mitchell, Virginia State (6-8, Jr., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Nate Barfield, Langston (6-8, Sr., Chicago, Ill.)
Terrance Bowman, Claflin (6-4, Jr., Cairo, Ga.)
Denzell Erves, Xavier (6-7, Jr., Vicksburg, Miss.)
Denzel Mooney Lincoln (Pa.) (6-4, Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
Andrae Nelson, Morehouse (6-6, Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y.)
Angelo Sharpless, Elizabeth City State (6-5, Jr., Plymouth, N.C.)
Anthony Simmons, Xavier (6-8, Jr., Rochester, N.Y.)
Calvin Thomas, Tuskegee (6-0, Jr., Eufaula, AL)
Byron Westmoreland, Bowie State (6-4, Jr., Baltimore, Md.)
Devin White, SUNO (6-8 Jr., New Orleans, La.)
Player of the Year: Malik Alvin, Shaw
Coach of the Year: Cleo Hill, Jr., Shaw