IMG Academy basketball program alumni rack up All Conference honors
It is the time of year in college basketball where the best teams battle it out to be crowned the champions of their respective conferences, and players are given awards for their regular season play.Out of the 30+ alumni currently playing basketball at the collegiate level, four of them have earned All Conference honors.
University of Central Florida freshman guard Brihanna Jackson made a tremendous impact as a true freshman for the Golden Knights. Not only did she break a 15-year old Conference USA record for single season steals by a freshman with 98, she was named CUSA Freshman of the Year, and led UCF to an appearance in the CUSA Women’s Basketball Tournament final.
Stanford University’s Dwight Powell, in his second season with the Cardinal, became one of four players in the last ten years to average at least 15 points and 8 rebounds. To add to his resume, Powell was named to the All Pac-12 First Team, as well as being named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player.
The University of Miami’s Kenny Kadji has been a large part of Miami’s success this year, and they will look to him to be a dominant force in the NCAA tournament.Kadji was a force to be reckoned with, helping lead the ‘Canes to the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title, and he earned Second Team All-ACC honors prior to the postseason.
University of Windsor forward Lien Phillip earned Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Second Team All-Canadian honors this year. Lien impressed many this past season, as he was a vital piece of the Lancers team with his rebounding and scoring abilities. He averaged 15 points and 10.6 rebounds, helping lead Windsor to finish in first place in the OUA West with a 16-5 record, and the No. 5 ranking in the CIS. Lien added even more accolades to his credit by being named OUA West Division Player of the Year and a First Team All-Star.