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Sun Belt Announces 2018-19 Men's Basketball Postseason All-Conference, Individual Awards

NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2018-19 men's basketball postseason honors Monday, headlined by Georgia Southern senior guard Tookie Brown named Player of the Year, Louisiana senior forward JaKeenan Gant named Defensive Player, Coastal Carolina freshman guard DeVante Jones named Freshman of the Year, ULM senior guard Daishon Smith named Newcomer of the Year and UTA head coach Chris Ogden named Coach of the Year.

These awards, along with the All-Sun Belt first, second and third teams, were voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches and a selected media panel.

Brown is the first Eagle to be named Sun Belt Player of the Year and the first player in conference history to earn All-Sun Belt first-team honors in four seasons.