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HOUSTON– Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Major Division and Mid-Major Division Women’s and Men’s Basketball All-American Teams are here. The list is a composite of the top players in the Major Division from the NCAA Division I MEAC, SWAC, and Tennessee State of the OVC and the top players in the Mid-Major Division from the NCAA Division II (CIAA, SIAC, and Independent programs as well as NAIA GCAC, HBCU programs of the RRAC). It was announced and discussed over the radio by Charles Bishop and Mike Washington after Dr. J. Kenyatta Cavil called in before the Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship Game from Indianapolis, Indiana the site of the 2016 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®.

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The Women’s Major Division first and second teams features six seniors, including the Women’s Major Division Player of the Year, Norianna Haynes of Alcorn State. The Men’s Major Division team features an R-Freshman, whom is a two sport star, Derrick Griffin from Texas Southern as the Men’s Major Division Player of the Year. The Men’s Major Division first and second teams includes seven seniors and graduate student. The Women’s Mid-Major Division team featured, Kiana Johnson of the Virginia Union as the Mid-Major Player of the Year along with seven other seniors. Finally the Men’s Mid-Major Division featured only four seniors. The Men’s Mid-Major Division Player of the Year featured a junior, Jordan Washington.

As part of Dr. Cavil’s Classic Cuts Weekly HBCU Sports Series, THG Agency releases Dr. Cavil’s ‘Inside the HBCU Sports Lab’ with Mike Washington, Ryan McGinty, and Charles Bishop on KKBQ 92.9 FM HD2 in the historic KCOH Studio in Houston, TX (https://www.kcohradio.com/#!tv/cerq) show will announce and preview key Top 5 matchups to watch and review the All-American Teams from Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division and Mid-Major Division Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams. The show airs every Tuesday at 6:00PM CT. The show explores the exciting mixture between the HBCU sports scene (HBCU Diaspora and Cultural Identity, including the teams, bands, coaches, athletics directors, presidents, classics and homecoming events). The podcast is available at SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/search?q=dr.%20Cavil%27s).

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Major Division Women’s Basketball Awards

WOMEN’S MAJOR DIVISION HONORS

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Major Division Player of Year
Norianna Haynes Alcorn State (SWAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Major Division Defensive Player of the Year
Kailyn Williams Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Major Newcomer of the Year
Niya Head Arkansas Pine-Bluff (SWAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Major Freshman of the Year
Shakyla Hill Grambling State (SWAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Major Division Coach of the Year
Vanessa Blair-Lewis Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)

WOMEN’S MAJOR DIVISION FIRST TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Malia Tate-DeFreitas Hampton Junior Guard 5’ 8” Harrisburg, PA
Norianna Haynes Alcorn State Senior Guard/Forward 5’ 10” Lauderdale, Miss
Victoria Gonzales Howard Senior Forward 6’ 0” Atlanta, GA
Britney Wright Alabama State Junior Forward 5’ 10” Detroit, MI
Kailyn Williams Bethune-Cookman R-Junior Center 6’ 4” New Orleans, LA

WOMEN’S MAJOR DIVISION SECOND TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Khadejra Young Florida A&M Senior Guard 6’ 4” Ft Lauderdale, FL
Moengaroa Subritzky UMES Senior Forward 6’ 2” Auckland, New Zealand
Kianna Vines Texas Southern Senior Center 6’ 4” Oxnard, CA
Brianna Sidney Texas Southern Senior Guard 5’ 9” Brooklyn, NY
Britney Washington Southern Sophomore Guard 5’ 10” St. Francisville, LA

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Major Division Men’s Basketball Awards

MEN’S MAJOR DIVISION HONORS

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016HBCU Men’s Major Division Player of Year
Derrick Griffin Texas Southern (SWAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016HBCU Men’s Major Division Defensive Player of the Year
Jaron Smith Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Major Newcomer of the Year
Derrick Griffin Texas Southern (SWAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Major Freshman of the Year
Devin Morgan Delaware State (MEAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Major Division Coach of the Year
Edward Joyner Hampton (MEAC)

MEN’S MAJOR DIVISION FIRST TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Derrick Griffin Texas Southern R-Freshman Center 6’ 7” Rosenberg, TX
Quinton Chievous Hampton Grad Student Guard 6’ 6” Chicago, Ill
James Daniel III Howard Junior Guard 5’ 11” Hampton, VA
Ladarius Tabb Alabama A&M Senior Forward 6’ 5” Newbern, AL
Dominique Elliot UMES Senior Forward 6’ 8” Savannah, GA

MEN’S MAJOR DIVISION SECOND TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Chris Thomas Texas Southern Senior Guard 6’ 5” Denver, CO
Jamal Waters Alabama State Senior Guard 5’ 9” Birmingham, AL
Adrian Rogers Southern Senior Forward 6’ 4” Atlanta, GA
Reginald Johnson Jr. Hampton Senior Guard 6’ 2” Chicago, Ill
Jeff Short Norfolk State R-Senior Guard 6’ 4” Bronx, N.Y.

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Women’s Basketball Awards

WOMEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION HONORS

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Mid-Major Division Player of Year
Kiana Johnson Virginia Union (CIAA)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Mid-Major Division Defensive Player of the Year
Lady Walker Virginia Union (CIAA)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Mid-Major Newcomer of the Year
Deandra Darjean Huston-Tillotson (RRAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Mid-Major Freshman of the Year
Shaelynn Moore Dillard (GCAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Women’s Mid-Major Division Coach of the Year
AnnMarie Gilbert Virginia Union (CIAA)

WOMEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION FIRST TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Lady Walker Virginia Union Junior Forward 6’ 2” Cleveland, OH
Kiana Johnson Virginia Union Senior Guard 5’ 6” Chicago, Ill.
Artisha Holston Albany State Senior Forward 6’ 1” Butler, GA
Shakeena Benton Talladega Senior Guard 5’ 3” Long Beach, CA
Regime McCombs Benedict Senior Guard 5’ 5” Greenville, SC

WOMEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION SECOND TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
T’Keya Mason Langston Senior Guard 5’ 10” Long Beach, CA
Che’ron Lewis Langston Senior Forward 5’ 11” Cushing, OK.
Tajanee Wells Talladega Junior Guard/Forward 5’ 8” Columbus, OH.
Mykala Jones Clark Atlanta Senior Guard 5’ 6” Augusta, GA
Imani Heggins Elizabeth City State Senior Guard 5’ 9” Chesapeake, VA

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Men’s Basketball Awards

MEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION HONORS

Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Mid-Major Division Player of Year
Jordan Washington Talladega (GCAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Mid-Major Division Defensive Player of the Year
Austin Lawton Claflin (SIAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Mid-Major Newcomer of the Year
Demetric Austin Dillard (GCAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Mid-Major Freshman of the Year
Montrey Thomas Dillard (GCAC)
Dr. Cavil’s 2015-2016 HBCU Men’s Mid-Major Division Coach of the Year
Lonnie Blow Jr. Virginia State (CIAA)

MEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION FIRST TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Rodnerius Lewis Stillman Senior Guard 6’ 4” Memphis, TN
Stedmon Lemon JCSU Senior Forward 6’ 6” Litonia, GA
Jordan Washington Talladega Junior Guard 5’ 10” Memphis, TN
Shai Fields Huston-Tillotson Senior Guard 6’ 5” Houston, TX
Quincy January St. Augustine Sophomore Forward 6’ 7” Atlanta, GA

MEN’S MID-MAJOR DIVISION SECOND TEAM HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

NAME INSTITUTION CLASS. POS. HEIGHT HOMETOWN
Quintarius Porter Tougaloo Junior Forward 6’ 5” Jackson, Miss
Demetric Austin Dillard Junior Forward 6’ 2” Paterson, N.J.
Arnis Libazs Paine Senior Center 6’ 8” Riga, Latvia
Michael Tyson Fayetteville State Junior Forward 6’ 7” Kinston, N.C.
George Page Wiley Junior Forward 6’ 2” Winnfield, La.
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