TSUSports.com: TSU's Reed named SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

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Men's Basketball | 10/18/2018 2:10:00 PM |

TSU's Reed named SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern's Trayvon Reed has been named the 2018-19 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year along with being named to the Preseason First Team at center.

The announcement was made by the SWAC during its annual media teleconference call on Thursday.

A near unanimous selection, the 7-2 center from Mobile, Alabama averaged a conference-best three blocks per game, was tied for first in rebounding with 8.8 per game, was first in defensive rebounds per game (6.2), was second in field goal percentage at 68.4%, and was ranked 22nd in scoring at 9.7 points per contest.

A complete listing of the Preseason All-SWAC Selections is listed below.

MEN'S 2018-19 PRESEASON AWARD WINNERS
(Selected by SWAC Head Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Trayvon Reed, Texas Southern

FIRST TEAM
Guard – Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Guard – Ivy Smith Jr., Grambling State
Forward – Charles Jackson, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Forward – Dante Scott, Mississippi Valley State
Center – Trayvon Reed, Texas Southern

SECOND TEAM
Guard – Gary Blackston, Prairie View A&M
Guard – Reginald Gee, Alabama State
Forward – Devante Jackson, Grambling State
Forward – Sydney Umude, Southern
Center – Brandon Johnson, Alabama State

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. Grambling State (173)
2. Texas Southern (151)
3. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (143)
4. Prairie View A&M (132)
5. Alabama State (107)
6. Southern (104)
7. Alcorn State (81)
8. Jackson State (72)
9. Mississippi Valley State (45)
10. Alabama A&M (37)

Courtesy: TSU Athletics
 
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