Xavier Players Receive A-10 Honors

The Atlantic 10 released its conference awards on Monday morning. Three Musketeers made the list, highlighted by Tu Holloway's A-10 First Team selection.

The Atlantic 10 Conference announced today that three Xavier men's basketball student-athletes have earned 2012 All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors. Senior Tu Holloway is on the A-10 First Team, junior Mark Lyons is on the A-10 Third Team and freshman Dezmine Wells is on the A-10 All-Rookie Team. The complete list of all the award winners is at the end of this release.

Holloway leads Xavier in scoring (fifth in the A-10 at 16.7 ppg.), assists (fourth in the A-10 at 5.4 apg.), steals (eighth in the A-10 at 1.6 spg.) and free throw percentage (third in the A-10 at .864). Holloway is the only player in the Atlantic 10 that is ranked in the top five in scoring and assists.

Lyons is second on the team in scoring at 15.7 ppg. and ranks ninth in the conference. Lyons is second on the team in assists (2.8 apg.), steals (1.4 spg.) and free throw percentage (.770).

Wells is third on the team in both scoring (10.1 ppg.) and rebounding (5.1 rpg.). Wells is the first XU player to earn A-10 All-Rookie honors since Derrick Brown in the 2007 season. Brown is now playing with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Xavier finished the regular season with a 19-11 overall record, including a 10-6 Atlantic 10 Conference record. XU earned the No. 3 seed and a first round bye in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship in Atlantic City, N.J. XU will play its first game at 9 p.m. on Friday against the winner of the Dayton-George Washington first round game. The UD-GW game will be played Tuesday in Dayton.

Coach of the Year

Fran Dunphy, Temple

Player of the Year

Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure

Defensive Player of the Year

C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph's

Rookie of the Year

Kendall Anthony, Richmond

Sixth Man of the Year

Ronald Roberts, Saint Joseph's

Chris Daniels Most Improved Player

Earl Pettis, La Salle

First Team All-Conference

Chaz Williams, Massachusetts Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure Brian Conklin, Saint Louis Ramone Moore, Temple Tu Holloway, Xavier

Second Team All-Conference

Kevin Dillard, Dayton Chris Gaston, Fordham Ramon Galloway, La Salle Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph's Khalif Wyatt, Temple

Third Team All-Conference

Chris Braswell, Charlotte T.J. McConnell, Duquesne Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis Juan Fernandez, Temple Mark Lyons, Xavier

All-Conference Honorable Mention

Chris Johnson, Dayton Earl Pettis, La Salle Carl Jones, Saint Joseph's Halil Kanacevic, Saint Joseph's

All-Academic Team

Luke Fabrizius, Dayton Nemanja Mikic, George Washington Brian Conklin, Saint Louis Kyle Cassity, Saint Louis Juan Fernandez, Temple

All-Defensive Team

T.J. McConnell, Duquesne Darrius Garrett, Richmond Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph's Jordair Jett, Saint Louis

All-Rookie Team

Pierria Henry, Charlotte Jarrell Wright, La Salle Jonathan Holton, Rhode Island Kendall Anthony, Richmond Dezmine Wells, Xavier

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