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Layer Named to Big South All-Academic Team

March 2, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Ethan Layer

Ethan Layer

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 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