March 11, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -
Junior guard DeAndre Kane was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team, announced Monday by the conference office.
Kane successfully made the transition from the wing to point guard this season and led the conference with 7.1 assists per game, a number that ranks eighth nationally. He also ranks 10th in scoring (14.9), third in steals (1.8) and sixth in assists/turnover ratio (1.7).
Kane has been a workhorse for the Thundering Herd (13-18, 6-10 C-USA), who will face Tulane in the first round of the C-USA Championships on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET, leading the conference with 37.2 minutes played.
After his triple-double in a 103-100 double-overtime loss at Hofstra, Kane was named Conference USA Player of the Week for his 33 point, 11 rebound and 10 assist performance. It was one of three double-doubles for him this season.
The Pittsburgh, Pa. native became a three-time all-conference player, earning second team honors for the second consecutive season after being named to the third team as a freshman.
Kane is joined on the second team by Keith Clanton (UCF), Miguel Paul (ECU), Rod Rucker (UAB) and Ricky Tarrant (Tulane).
2012-13 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
Dwayne Davis, Southern Miss, F, 6-5, 205, Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.
Josh Davis, Tulane, F, 6-8, 215, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.
Joe Jackson, Memphis, G, 6-1, 171, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Maurice Kemp, East Carolina, F, 6-8, 190, Sr., Miami, Fla.
Isaiah Sykes, UCF, G/F, 6-5, 215, Jr., Detroit, Mich.
TaShawn Thomas, Houston, F, 6-8, 215, So., Killeen, Texas
2012-13 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
2012-13 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM
Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-9, 250, Sr., Orlando, Fla.
DeAndre Kane, Marshall, G, 6-4, 195, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Miguel Paul, East Carolina, G, 6-1, 170, Sr., Winter Haven, Fla.
Rod Rucker, UAB, F, 6-5, 220, Jr., Elberton, Ga.
Ricky Tarrant, Tulane, F, 6-2, 190, So., Pleasant Grove, Ala.
Geron Johnson, Memphis, G, 6-3, 197, Jr., Dayton, Ohio
D.J. Stephens, Memphis, F/G, 6-5, 188, Sr., Killeen, Texas
Adonis Thomas, Memphis, F/G, 6-7, 242, So., Memphis, Tenn.
Julian Washburn, UTEP, F, 6-7, 205, So., Duncanville, Texas
Joseph Young, Houston, G, 6-3, 185, So., Houston, Texas