Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 HBCU Men’s & Women’s Basketball Honors Announced

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-14 HBCU basketball honors were released on Saturday recognizing players and coaches and at the Major (NCAA DI) and Mid-Major (NCAA D II, NAIA Division I and II) divisions.

Wiley College earned the No. 1 spot for the men’s and women’s rankings in Cavil’s 2013-2014 HBCU Mid-Major Division polls. Hampton’s women seized the No. 1 rank in the women’s Major Division poll, while North Carolina Central took the top spot on the men’s poll.


Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Mid-Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year)

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

The Virginia State Trojans’ James Hill, Jr. is Dr. Cavil’s Mid-Major Division HBCU Women’s Coach of the Year. Coach Hill’s Virginia State Trojans completed the season with a (25-4) overall record and a (15-1) mark in the regular season conference race, finishing first in the Northern Division of the CIAA. James Hill, Jr. led the Trojans to a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance and a No. 2 finish in Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 HBCU Basketball Women’s Mid-Major Division poll rankings.

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

The Wiley Wildcats’ Andre Payne is Dr. Cavil’s Mid-Major Division HBCU Men’s Coach of the Year. Andre Payne’s Wiley Wildcats finished the season with a (25-7) overall record and (13-5) in the Red River Athletic Conference finishing tied for third and then winning the conference tournament championship. Coach Payne led the Wiley Wildcats to Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 HBCU Basketball Men’s Mid-Major Division National Championship with a No. 1 spot in the poll rankings.

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year)

MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

The Hampton Pirates’ David Six is Dr. Cavil’s Major Division HBCU Women’s Coach of the Year. Coach David Six lead the Hampton Pirates to a (28-5) overall record and another undefeated (16-0) conference campaign for their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Six’s Pirates won both the conference regular season and tournament championships for the fourth straight year. Coach Six’s leadership on the sideline earned the Hampton Pirates the No. 1 position in the poll rankings.

MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

The North Carolina Central Eagles’ LaVelle Moton is Dr. Cavil’s Major Division HBCU Men’s Coach of the Year. Moton led the North Carolina Central Eagles to a (28-6) overall record and (15-1) record in the MEAC on his way to earning the Eagles first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament, after winning the conference’s regular season championship and tournament championship. Coach Moton also closed the season on another winning note, coaching the North Carolina Central Eagles to the No. 1 spot in Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 HBCU Basketball Men’s Major Division poll ranking system.

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Mid-Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Women’s All-American Team)

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

The Virginia State Trojans’ Lamesha Deal is Dr. Cavil’s Mid-Major Division HBCU Women’s Player of the Year. Deal, a senior forward, led the Lady Trojans to a Northern Division crown in the CIAA and a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. She ranks second in the CIAA in free throw percentage (85.0) and third in scoring 17.9 points per game.  Lamesha was last season’s CIAA defensive player of the year. Deal helped lead Virginia State to its first national ranking in school history.

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM:

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

FIRST TEAM

Ashley Watts, Paine, (SIAC), (G, 5-6, JR, Augusta, GA)
Lynette Holmes, Langston, (RRAC), (G/F, 6-0, JR, New Orleans, LA)
Portia Craft, Tougaloo, (GCAC), (G, 5-4, SR, McComb, MS)
Lamesha Deal, Virginia State, (CIAA), (F, SR, Norfolk, VA)
Deja Middleton, Fayetteville State, (CIAA), (C, JR, Richmond, VA)

SECOND TEAM

Amber Calvin, Fayetteville State (CIAA), (G, 5-7, SR, Fayetteville, NC)
Danisha Shaw, Wiley, (RRAC), (G, 5-8, SR, Kenner, LA)
Portia Craft, Tougaloo, (GCAC), (G, 5-4, SR, McComb, MS)
Artisha Holston, Albany State, (SIAC), (F, 6-1, FR, Butler, GA)
Chasity Kearney, Tougaloo, (GCAC), (F, 5-11, SR, South Panola, MS)

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Mid-Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Men’s All-American Team)

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

The Fisk Bulldogs’ Cameron Lewis is Dr. Cavil’s Mid-Major Division HBCU Men’s Player of the Year. Lewis, a junior guard, led the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in scoring, assists and steals and finishing fourth in rebounding. Cameron Lewis finished the regular season averaging 22.86 points, 8.5 rebounds, six assists and 3.38 steals in 29 games. Nationally in the NAIA, Cameron ranked in the top ten in six different categories and in the top twenty in nine.

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM:

MID-MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

FIRST TEAM

Brandon Davey, Fort Valley State, (SIAC), (G/F, 6-6, SR, Warner Robins, GA)
Cameron Lewis, Fisk, (GCAC), (G, 6-3, JR, Nashville, TN)
Mark Thomas, Livingstone, (CIAA), (G, 5-10, SR, Saginaw, MI)
Richard Dixon, Tuskegee, (SIAC), (F, 6-5, SR, Baton Rouge, LA)
Tyrrel Tate, Fayetteville State, (CIAA), (F, 6-5, SR, Raleigh, NC)
SECOND TEAM
Brandon Peters, Talladega, (GCAC), (G, 6-2, JR, Houston, TX)
Jody Hill, Jr., Livingstone, (CIAA), (G, 6-1, SR, Detroit, MI)
Phillip Miller, Wiley, (RRAC), (G, 6-0, JR, Dallas, TX)
Darius Williams, Morehouse, (SIAC), (G, 6-3, SR, Detroit, MI)
WyKevin Bazemore, Winston-Salem State, (CIAA) (F, 6-4, JR, Kelford, NC)

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Women’s All-American Team)

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

The Hampton Pirates’ Keiara Avant is Dr. Cavil’s Major Division HBCU Women’s Player of the Year. Keiara, a senior forward, help lead the Pirates to a MEAC regular season championship and tournament championship averaging a double-double of 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds a game. She led the conference in rebounding and was fifth in scoring in the MEAC and had a field goal percentage of (.470). She shot 75% from the charity stripe shooting 143 of 190 and tallied eight blocks and 75 steals during the regular season. Nationally in the NCAA Division I, Avant ranked ninth in the nation with 19 double-doubles.

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM:

MAJOR DIVISION (WOMEN’S)

FIRST TEAM

Jazzmin Parker, Texas Southern, (SWAC), (G, 5-10, JR, Houston, TX)
Jasmine Grice, Florida A&M, (MEAC), (G, 5-9, JR, Quincy, FL)
Jasmine Jefferson, Southern, (SWAC), (F, 6-1, JR, Miami, FL)
Keiara Avant, Hampton, (MEAC), (F, 5-11, SR, Chesapeake, VA)
Quentori Alford, Alabama State, (SWAC), (C, 6-3, SR, Atlanta, GA)

SECOND TEAM

Jeanette Jackson, Prairie View A&M, (SWAC), (G, 5-7, JR, Las Vegas, NV)
Nicole Hamilton, Hampton, (MEAC), (G, 5-8, JR, Hampton, VA)
JaQuayla Berry, North Carolina A&T, (MEAC), (G/F, 5-11, SR, Douglas, GA)
Saadia Doyle, Howard, (MEAC), (F, 5-10, SR, Atlanta, GA)
Ayanna Hardy-Fuller, Jackson State, (SWAC), (F, 6-0, R-JR, Chicago, IL)

Dr. Cavil’s 2013-2014 Major Division HBCU Basketball Awards
(Men’s All-American Team)

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

The Texas Southern Tigers’ Aaric Murray is Dr. Cavil’s Major Division HBCU Men’s Player of the Year. Murray, a graduate center/forward, led the Tigers to a SWAC tournament championship and automatic NCAA Tournament bid. After scoring Murray a career-high 48 points to lead Texas Southern to a last-second 90-89 upset win over Temple early in the season, he continued with superlatives and led the SWAC in scoring for the entire regular season averaging 21.7 points per game while hauling in 7.7 rebounds per contest.  He was TSU’s leading scorer in 17 of their 29 games on the year.  Defensively, Murray blocked a league best 69 shots for an average of 2.4 per outing. Nationally in the NCAA Division I, he ranked first in the nation in point per game, 38.0.

DR. CAVIL’S HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM:

MAJOR DIVISION (MEN’S)

FIRST TEAM

Justin Black, Morgan State, (MEAC), (G, 6-2, SR, St. Louis, MO)
Patrick Miller, Tennessee State, (OVC), (G, 6-1, SR, Chicago, IL)
Jeremy Ingram, North Carolina Central, (MEAC), (G, 6-3, JR, Charlotte, NC)
Malcolm Miller, Southern, (SWAC), (G, 6-6, JR, Midland, TX)
Aaric Murray, Texas Southern, (SWAC), (C/F, 6-10, GR, Philadelphia, PA)

SECOND TEAM

Emanuel Chapman, North Carolina Central, (MEAC), (G, 6-1, SR, Raleigh, NC)
Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State, (MEAC), (G, 6-6, SR, Philadelphia, PA)
Calvin Godfrey, Southern, (SWAC), (F, 6-9, JR, Milwaukee, WI)
Du’Vaughn Maxwell, Hampton, (MEAC), (F, 6-7, SR, Manhattan, NY)
Ian Chiles, Morgan State, (MEAC), (C, 7-2, SR, Cliffside Park, NJ)

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