SPARTANBURG, S.C. - College of Charleston's Antwaine Wiggins (Greeneville, Tenn.), Trent Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.) and Adjehi Baru (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) were honored as the 2012 Southern Conference men's basketball postseason awards were announced on Tuesday.
Davidson head coach Bob McKillop was named the league's Coach of the Year, while the Wildcats' sophomore forward De'Mon Brooks was named the 2012 Player of the Year.
A pair of Wofford Terriers were also honored as senior Brad Loesing was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while guard Karl Cochran was named the league's Freshman of the Year.
Wiggins and Wiedeman garnered all-conference honors for the first time of their CofC careers. They were joined by Davidson's Jake Cohen and Brooks, along with Wofford's Kevin Giltner and Loesing. Also earning All-SoCon honors were Mike Groselle of The Citadel, Elon's Jack Isenbarger, and sophomores Eric Ferguson of Georgia Southern and Trevis Simpson of UNCG. A total of seven schools had at least one player on the all-conference team. CofC was one of only three schools to have two.
Cochran garnered a spot on the all-freshman team where he was joined by Baru, Elon's Austin Hamilton, and Samford's Tyler Hood and Raijon Kelly. CofC has now had a rookie make the all-freshman team three-straight years with Wiedeman in 2011 and Willis Hall in 2010.
The 2012 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament begins on Friday, March 2 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C. The championship game is scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
2010 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARDS
Trent Wiedeman, College of Charleston
Antwaine Wiggins, College of Charleston
Mike Groselle, The Citadel
De'Mon Brooks, Davidson
Jake Cohen, Davidson
Jack Isenbarger, Elon
Eric Ferguson, Georgia Southern
Trevis Simpson, UNCG
Kevin Giltner, Wofford
Brad Loesing, Wofford
Adjehi Baru, College of Charleston
Austin Hamilton, Elon
Tyler Hood, Samford
Raijon Kelly, Samford
Karl Cochran, Wofford
Player of the Year
De'Mon Brooks, So., F, Davidson
Defensive Player of the Year
Brad Loesing, Sr., G, Wofford
Freshman of the Year
Karl Cochran, G, Wofford
Coach of the Year
Bob McKillop, Davidson