CEDAR CITY, Utah, March 11 - Southern Utah seniors Jackson Stevenett and Damon Heuir have both earned second team all-Big Sky Conference honors, it was announced today.
Stevenett, a 6-foot-5 forward from Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS) and Heuir, a 6-foot-2 guard from Townsville, Queensland, Australia, were selected by voting among the conference's head coaches.
Southern Utah's dynamic duo are ranked third and fourth in scoring in the Big Sky when only conference games are considered and they are ranked among the conference's leaders in numerous other categories.
Stevenett ranks third in the Big Sky with 19.3 points per game while Heuir is fourth in the league with 16.4 ppg. Stevenett is also third in minutes played (34.8 per game), fourth in free throw percentage (.853), sixth in offensive rebounds (2.4 per game), seventh in overall rebounding (6.7 per game) and ninth in defensive rebounds (4.3 per game). Heuir is sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.1), eighth in free throw percentage (.822) and ninth in assists (3.5 per game).
Either Stevenett or Heuir led the Thunderbirds in scoring in all but two games this season. Stevenett led the team in scoring in 16 games and in rebounding 14 times while Heuir led the team in scoring 12 times and in assists 15.
Stevenett is currently fifth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,258 points and tied for eighth on the career rebounding list with 498. His 513 points this season rank 15th on the school's single-season scoring list as well.
The all-Big Sky first team is made up of Montana's Kareem Jamar and Will Cherry, Weber State's Davion Berry and Scott Bamforth, North Dakota's Troy Huff, Northern Arizona's Gabe Rogers and Northern Colorado's Derrick Barden.
Stevenett and Heuir are joined on the second team by Montana's Mathias Ward, North Dakota's Aaron Anderson, Northern Colorado's Tate Unruh and Weber State's Kyle Tresnak.
Ten players earned honorable mention, including Eastern Washington's Venky Jois, Idaho State's Chris Hansen, Montana's Jordan Gregory, Montana State's Flavien Davis and Christian Moon, Northern Arizona's Stallon Saldivar, Portland State's Aaron Moore, Sacramento State's John Dickson and Dylan Garrity, and Weber State's Frank Otis.
Jamar was named Most Valuable Player while Cherry was honored as defensive player of the year. Berry, a transfer from Cal State Monterey Bay, was named newcomer of the year while Jois earned freshman of the year recognition.
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