Gibson and Rolle Named All-LSWA



April 12, 2009


BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Tech juniors Kyle Gibson and Magnum Rolle were named to the All-Louisiana first and third teams, respectively, by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association released Saturday night.


Gibson averaged 16.1 points per game this past season while leading Tech to a nine-win turnaround from last season. For his efforts, Gibson was named second-team All-WAC at the end of the season.


Rolle not only averaged 12.2 points per game this past year, he was also a defensive force averaging 7.2 rebounds and totaling 52 blocks on the year. He earned both All-WAC Newcomer and Defensive honors.


LSU’s Marcus Thornton was voted Player of the Year while Trent Johnson was named Coach of the Year. Fred Hunter of Nicholls earned Freshman of the Year honors, while both Mike Pilgrim (LSUS) and Malcolm Thomas (ULM) were named Newcomer of the Year.


LSWA All-Louisiana Men’s Basketball Team

First Team

Name, School/P/Ht/Cl/Hometown/Notes-Stats/Pts

*Marcus Thornton, LSU/G/6-4/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./2nd team A-A, SEC POY 21.1 ppg/315

Tasmin Mitchell, LSU/F/6-7/Jr./Denham Springs, La./1st team All-SEC, 16.3 ppg/271

Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech/G/6-5/Jr./Los Angeles, Calif./2nd team All-WAC, 16.1 ppg/201

Kyndall Dykes, UNO/F/6-3/Sr./New Orleans, La./2nd SBC in scoring, 17.3 ppg/165

Ryan Bathie, Nicholls/F/6-6/Sr./Melton, Australia/1st team All-SLC, NABC All-District, 15.8 ppg/135




PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Marcus Thornton, LSU

                Voting – Thornton 21.


FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Fred Hunter, Nicholls

                Voting – Hunter 10, Derrick Parker 7, William Mosley 3, Pat Richard 1


NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – (Tie) Mike Pilgrim, LSU-Shreveport; Malcolm Thomas, ULM

                Voting – Pilgrim 7, Thomas 7, Jamel Guyton 4, Gary Redus II 3


COACH OF THE YEAR – Trent Johnson, LSU

                Voting – Johnson 20, J.P. Piper 1


Second Team

Name, School/P/Ht/Cl/Hometown/Notes-Stats/Pts

Ryan Brock, Loyola/F/6-3/So./New Orleans, La./NAIA A-A HM; GCAC Newcomer, 19.9/122

Chris Davis, Southern/PG/6-3/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./3rd team All-SWAC, 14.5 ppg (3 SWC)/117

Josh Johnson, Louisiana College/F/6-5/Sr./Ruston, La./All-ASC, 3rd team All-South, 17.5 ppg/112

Garrett Temple, LSU/G/6-6/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./2nd team All-SEC, SEC Def. Team/89

Bo Spencer, LSU/G/6-1/So./Baton Rouge, La./PG SEC champs, 11.6 ppg, 2.6 apg/87


Third Team

Name, School/P/Ht/Cl/Hometown/Notes-Stats/Pts

Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech/F/6-11/Jr./Freeport, Bahamas/All-WAC Newcomer, Defensive/77

Kevin Sims, Tulane/PG/5-10/Jr./Jackson, Miss./Bob Cousy Award List, 13.0 ppg/66

Chris Gatlin, LSU-Shreveport/G-F/6-6/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./NAIA A-A HM, All-GCAC, 16.5/56

Anatoly Bose, Nicholls/F/6-6/So./Sydney, Australia/3rd team All-SLC, 15.0 ppg/51

Chris Johnson, LSU/C/6-11/Sr./Montross, Va./All-SEC Defensive, 2.7 bpg/51


Honorable Mention

Chase Adams, Centenary; Shawn Dumas, Xavier; Mike Pilgrim, LSU-Shreveport; Nick Stallings, Centenary.