Liberty men's basketball redshirt junior guard Ethan Layer has been named to the Big South All-Academic Team, as voted on by the league's sports information directors. The announcement was made this morning by the conference office, along with the unveiling of the Big South's all-conference award winners.
Layer is currently completing his MBA, holding a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.67. Prior to his graduate work, the co-captain earned a bachelor's degree in sport management, finishing with a 3.49 cumulative GPA.
This season, Layer is tied for second on the team in three-point field goals made with 29. The Forest, Va., native has tallied 114 points on the season, including a career high 12 points versus Presbyterian on Jan. 3
Layer and the Flames' will play Asheville in the first round of the 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Men's Basketball Championship. As the No. 11 seed, the Flames will square off with the No. 6 seed Bulldogs, Wednesday at 6 p.m. at The HTC Center in Conway, S.C. The contest will stream live on the Big South Network.
2014-15 Men's Basketball All-Conference First-Team All-Conference Saah Nimley, G, Sr., Charleston Southern John Brown, F, R-Jr., High Point Jerome Hill, F, Jr., Gardner-Webb Javonte Green, F, Sr., Radford Keon Moore, G, R-Sr., Winthrop
Second-Team All-Conference Andrew Rowsey, G, Soph., UNC Asheville Warren Gillis, F, Sr., Coastal Carolina Tyler Strange, G, Sr., Gardner-Webb Will Saunders, F, Sr., Charleston Southern Quincy Taylor, G, R-Sr., Longwood
Honorable Mention All-Conference Jordan Downing, G/F, R-Sr., Presbyterian College Arlon Harper, G, Sr., Charleston Southern R.J. Price, G, Sr., Radford DeSean Murray, F, Fr., Presbyterian College Josh Cameron, G, Sr., Coastal Carolina
All-Freshman Team DeSean Murray, F, Presbyterian College Xavier Cooks, F, Winthrop Kevin Vannatta, G, UNC Asheville Ryan Badowski, G, Longwood Curtis Phillips, F, Campbell
All-Academic Team Andrew Ryan, G, R-Sr., Campbell Paul Gombwer, F, Sr., Charleston Southern Tristian Curtis, F, Jr., Coastal Carolina Tyrell Nelson, C, Soph., Gardner-Webb Haiishen McIntyre, G, Jr., High Point Ethan Layer, G, R-Jr., Liberty Damarion Geter, F, Soph., Longwood Kyle Noreen, F, Sr., Radford Giacomo Zilli, F, Soph., UNC Asheville Derrick Henry, G, R-Jr., Winthrop
Player of the Year Saah Nimley, G, Sr., Charleston Southern
Freshman of the Year DeSean Murray, F, Presbyterian College
Defensive Player of the Year Javonte Green, F, Sr., Radford
Coach of the Year Barclay Radebaugh, Charleston Southern
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Giacomo Zilli, F, Soph., UNC Asheville
Like Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
Follow Us on Instagram