Blount named First Team All-Louisiana
Saturday, April 12, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. – Centenary’s Jonathan Blount was named First Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Blount was the only non-Division I member of the first team and one of only four members across the three teams.

The accolade is the most recent for the Shreveport, La., native who was named to the Division III News All-America and National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District Team.

Blount led the league in scoring for the second consecutive year and set new single-season SCAC records this season for scoring average (24.4 ppg) and total points (682). He shot 49.7 percent from the field which was seventh in the SCAC, 43.4 percent from three-point range which ranked fourth in the SCAC and 85 percent from the free-throw line which was third in the conference.

A four-time SCAC Player of the Week this season, he set a new Centenary single-game scoring record with 53 points against Open Bible College on Feb. 18 and finished his career with 1,573 career points - eighth in program history and ninth in the conference’s history.

Blount was a two-time SCAC Player of the Year, becoming just the second men's player in league history to earn back-to-back POTY honors and the first since Sewanee's Ryan Harrigan in 1996-97 and 1997-98. He and Harrigan also share the distinction of being the only two players in SCAC history to be named NABC First Team All-District two consecutive years.

During his career, Blount posted six games with 30-plus points which stands 10th in school history including three of the program’s top scoring efforts. This season he also became the program’s single-season leader for free throws made and attempted going 233 for 274.

Centenary finished the season with an 18-10 record marking the first winning season since the 2002-03 team went 16-12 and the most wins in a season since the 1989-90 team went 22-8.

 

2014 ALL-LOUISIANA MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Elfrid Payton, Louisiana, 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, 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.

SECOND TEAM

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

THIRD TEAM

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. – 15.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 2.7 assists

HONORABLE MENTION

Dantrell Thomas, Nicholls State; DeQuan Hicks, Northwestern State; Morris Wright, Xavier.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Will Nelson, LSU-Shreveport

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jordan Mickey, LSU

COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Marlin, Louisiana