• by Travis Hendryx •
Four Sul Ross State University men’s basketball players have been recognized on the 2018-19 American Southwest Conference post season honors list in an announcement Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Sophomore guard Tristen Licon has earned his second-consecutive ASC First Team All-Conference nod.
Licon led the team in scoring averaging 14.4 points per game while finishing 11th in the ASC in assists with a season total of 80 (3.2 apg). He also led the team in steals with 36.
He bagged a season-high 25 points in a 91-89 conference victory over University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Feb. 26.
Licon posted a second season-best 22 points as the Lobos defeated Howard Payne 82-78 on Jan. 12 in Brownwood.
He shot 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and was 7-for-11 from the field earning him an ASC West Division Player of the Week award.
He also grabbed seven rebounds with three assists and a blocked shot in that contest.
Senior guard Jola Otubu has been named as the ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Year and has also been listed to the West All-Defensive Team.
With 22 steals, Otubu finished his senior campaign tied with teammate B.J. Hollis for third best on the team.
He averaged 6.3 points and two rebounds per game and tallied 55 assists which was also third best on the team.
Otubu posted a season-high 15 points in a 101-86 ASC win over Belhaven University on Dec. 13.
Junior forward B.J. Hollis has been named as an ASC West Second Team All-Conference honoree.
Hollis ranked third in the conference in converted three-point field goals hitting 25-of-68 from beyond the arc.
He posted a season and career-best 30 points in a 112-109 loss to visiting Concordia on Jan. 24.
Hollis tied teammate Gary Ringo Jr. for second on the team with 10 blocks while posting 36 assists. He averaged 14 points per game which was also second best on the team.
Freshman post Brayden Fry was selected to the West Division All-Freshman Team.
Fry ranked second in the league in blocked shots at 28 and averaged 1.1 blocks per game.
He posted a season and team-high 17 points and nine rebounds in a 73-69 setback against McMurry on Feb. 9.