Five Blue Jays Earn SLIAC Honors 

2/24/2013 
Athletic News - Basketball(M) 

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced the 2012-13 All-Conference Men's Basketball Team and special award winners Friday evening at the SLIAC Tournament.  Westminster’s head coaches Matt Mitchell and Spalding’s head coach Kevin Gray shared Coach of the Year honors.

Mitchell guided the Blue Jays to a 12-4 record in conference play this season. He has earned SLIAC Coach of the Year honors three times in the past five years and received the honor back-to-back in 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The SLIAC recognizes one individual from each team for the Sportsmanship Award, selected by his coach and teammates, who throughout the season best displays the ideals for sportsmanship. Junior Joe James (Kirkwood, Mo. /Vianney) was selected from Westminster.

Westminster had four Blue Jays named to the SLIAC All-Conference Teams. Senior Joe Prophet (St. Louis, Mo. /Cardinal Ritter) was named to the First Team All-Conference. James and Verdis Lee (Fulton, Mo. /Fulton) were named to the Second Team All-Conference, and Skylar Tolson (Columbia, Mo. /Rock Bridge) was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team.

Lee was also named to the 2013 SLIAC All-Tournament Team.

The 2012-13 All-SLIAC Teams are as follows:

FIRST TEAM
    Mark Lessen, Eureka (Sr., Center)
    Clayton Whitlock, MacMurray (So., Center)
    Dewhon McAfee, Spalding (Sr., Guard)
    Roman Robinson, Webster (Sr., Forward)
    Joe Prophet, Westminster (Sr., Guard)

SECOND TEAM
    Dustin Fritsch, Eureka (Sr., Forward)
    Jametrius Brasher, Spalding (Sr., Forward)
    Ahmad Smith, Webster (So., Guard)
    Joe James, Westminster (Jr., Guard)
    Verdis Lee, Westminster (So., Guard)

HONORABLE MENTION
    Greg Gentry, Fontbonne (So., Guard)
    Alex Mumphard, Greenville (Jr., Guard)    
    Luke Bishop, MacMurray (Sr., Guard)
    Cody Cutsinger, Spalding (Sr., Guard)
    Skylar Tolson, Westminster (Sr., Guard)

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
    Mark Lessen, Eureka (Sr., Center)
    Cody Best, MacMurray (Sr., Guard)
    Jametrius Brasher, Spalding (Sr., Forward)
    Hollis Edwards, Webster (Jr., Guard)
    Roman Robinson, Webster (Sr., Forward)