2003 BCSP BAAD TEAM OF BLACK COLLEGE ALL AMERICANS
Little guys, tall women shine in 2003 hoops
The men and women on the 2003 Black
College Sports Page "Baad Team" of all-stars have a bit
of contrast going.
On the men's side, guards dominate the first team
as all four black college conferences named backcourt
aces as their signature players.
On the women's side, it's the frontcourters that
dominated as the bigs took home the hardware in three of
the four conferences.
St. Augustine's Patrick Pope, Howard's
Ron Williamson, Prairie View's Gregory Burks
and Albany State's Flem Tucker, all
seniors, are the little guys that stole the thunder from their bigger counterparts
in men's basketball.
The 6-1 Pope, from Clinton, Md., led all
black college scorers at 25.4 ppg., in taking home the
CIAA POY award. Williamson, the six-foot deadeye
from Columbus, Ohio, was the top point producer in
the MEAC (21.7 ppg.) en route to being named
that conference's top player. Burks, at only 5-6 from
Flint, Mi., fueled the Panthers run at the SWAC title
getting 18.6 ppg., second best in the conference, to get its
top award. Likewise, Tucker, the tallest of the group at
6-2, paced all SIAC scorers (22.1 ppg.) while winning
that honor. All but Tucker are first teamers.
Another guard, 6-2 Texas Southern senior
Rakim Hollis is also on the first team. Hollis, from Tyler,
Texas, led the SWAC in scoring (19.6 ppg.) while leading
the Tigers to the conference title.
The only tall guy on the first five is Bowie
State senior forward Tim Washington, our BCSP Player
of the Year. Washington, a 6-9 Washington, D. C.,
native, averaged 19.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game
while leading the Bulldogs to the CIAA and South
Atlantic Region titles.
Bowie State head coach Luke D'Alessio
wins the BCSP Coach of the Year award after leading the
30-5 Bulldogs to the CIAA and South Region titles and
the Final Four of the NCAA Div. II national tournament.
Shawn Ray, 6-4, Sr., NC Central (18.8 ppg.); Paul Haynes, 6-7,
So., Grambling State (17.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg.); Terrance Woods, 6-2,
Jr., Florida A&M (20.5 ppg.); Marco Spears, 6-4, Sr., JC Smith
(20.6 ppg.); Wayne Wallace, 6-9, Sr., Virginia Union (14.7 ppg., 10.6
rpg.); WIlliam McDonald, 6-9, Sr., Grambling State (8.1 rpg., 2.7 bpg.);
Thurman Zimmerman, 6-5., So, SC State (15.0 ppg., 7.4
rpg.); Attarius Norwood, 6-8, Jr., Miss. Valley St., (16.9 ppg.); Flem
Tucker, 6-2, Sr., Albany State (22.1 ppg.); Kenyon Booker, 6-9, Sr.,
Shaw (15.1 ppg., 10.8 rpg.); Yari Scott, 6-1, Sr., Paine (20 ppg.);
Duan Crockett, 6-6, So., Va. Union (18.9 ppg., 6.8 rpg.); Richard
Toussaint, Sr., Bethune-Cookman (
Bryan Chapman, Sr., Fayetteville State; Barry Hairston, Sr.,
Hampton; Larry Boykin, Sr., LeMoyne-Owen; Jermaine Hill, Sr.,
Florida A&M; Jon Smith, Sr., Bowie State
In women's hoops, it was just the opposite
as frontcourt players Shameka Jackson of
Alabama State, Naomi Mobley of
Shaw and Kim Watson of Florida A&M
got the honors. Five-six Fort Valley State
guard Maria Wills was the only
backcourt player to win a league's (SIAC) highest
Mobley, a 6-2 center from Jacksonville, Fl.,
ran away with the CIAA's player of the year award
after leading the conference in both scoring (21.7)
and rebounding (15.1). She's the BCSP Player of
the Year. Jackson, a 6-2 forward from Saginaw,
Mi., topped the SWAC in scoring (19.6) and was fourth
in rebounding (7.4). Watson, from Clewiston, Fl.,
led the MEAC in rebounding (10.2) while scoring
Joining them on the first team are 5-5 Hampton
sparkplug LaShondra Dixon
(18.2 ppg.), a senior from Sparta, Ga., and 6-7
Jackson State junior center Amie Williams
from Cleveland, Ms. Williams earned the SWAC's Defensive and
Newcomer of the Year averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds and
a national best 5.2 blocks per game.
Alabama State head coach Freda
Freeman-Jackson earns our coach of the year award after
leading the Lady Hornets (20-11) to their first-ever SWAC
title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Mandy Clark, 5-7, So., Delaware State; Chovanique Kibble, 6-1,
Sr., Grambling State; Lynetta Sullivan, 5-10, Sr., Hampton; Allyson Hardy,
5-6, So., Bowie State; Maria Wills, 5-6, Sr., Fort Valley State;
Martina McCloud, 5-5, Sr., Tuskegee; Courtney Kirk, 6-0., Sr.,
Howard; Becky McKee, 5-11, Sr., Virginia State; Kelly Adams, 5-8, Sr.,
Central State; Crystal Kitt, 6-5, So., Alabama State
Jennifer Stegall, Jr., Clark-Atlanta; Danielle Evans, Sr.
Fayetteville State; Sherika Tarpkins, Sr., Fort Valley State; Teairra Levy, Sr.,
Alcorn State; Germeletta Dyson, Sr., Paine;
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