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Coastal Garners Seven Selections on Men's Basketball All-Decade Teams

CCU's Seven Selections are the Most of Any Conference School

       

Coastal Carolina's All-Time Leading Scorer Tony Dunkin

Coastal Carolina's All-Time Leading Scorer Tony Dunkin

Feb. 26, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A total of seven former Coastal Carolina University student-athletes were selected to the Big South Conference Men's Basketball All-Decade Teams, the conference announced on Wednesday. Part of the Big South's 30th anniversary celebration, the all-decade teams were determined by conference administrators and fan voting.

Two Chanticleers were tabbed for the All-Decade Team covering 1985-89, two from 1990-99 and three were named to the 2000-09 team. CCU had the most selections of any program. Charleston Southern, Campbell and Winthrop were tied for second with four selections, though Charleston Southern and Winthrop each added a coach to bring their total number to five.

The 1985-89 selections were three-time All-Conference pick William Calvin and two-time All-Conference choice Derek Wilson. Calvin's 706 career rebounds rank him 20th in the Big South annals while his 8.94 career rebounding average is third. Wilson was named 1987-88 Big South Player of the Year and his 712 career rebounds rank him 19th overall in the Big South annals.

Four-time Player of the Year selection and Big South Hall of Fame member Tony Dunkin led the way for the 1990-99 selections. Fellow Big South Hall of Fame member and two-time All-Conference selection Robert Dowdell joined Dunkin on the list. Dunkin's 2,151 career points rank third in Big South history while his 725 rebounds are 16th. Dowdell ranks sixth on the all-time Big South list with 561 assists and seventh with 239 steals.

A trio of All-Americans highlight the Chanticleers' 2000-09 selections. Two-time All-American and two-time Player of the Year Torrey Butler leads the way. All-American, Player of the Year and three-time All-Conference selection Jack Leasure was also selected along with All-American, Player of the Year and two-time All-Conference selection Pele Paelay. Butler ranks seventh in the Coastal Carolina record book for points in a career with 1,467. Leasure's 1,893 points rank 11th in the Big South annals and second at Coastal Carolina. Leasure also holds the Big South record for career three-pointers with 411. Paelay ranks 14th in the Coastal Carolina record book with his 1,178 career points.

1985-89 MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Name, School Notes
Heder Ambroise, Charleston Southern 2-time All-Conference
William Calvin, Coastal Carolina 3-time All-Conference
Brad Childress, Campbell 2-time All-Conference
Tim Daniels, Augusta 2-time All-Conference
Clarence Grier, Campbell Player of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
Ben Hinson, Charleston Southern 2-time Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Fred McKinnon, Winthrop Player of the Year
Milton Moore, UNC Asheville 2-time Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Derek Wilson, Coastal Carolina Player of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
Henry Wilson, Campbell Player of the Year, 3-time All-Conference
Head Coach, School Notes
Tommy Gaither, Charleston Southern 2 Championships (1986-87), 17-3 Big South, 42-18 overall

                                                    

1990-99 MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Name, School Notes
Peter Aluma, Liberty Tournament MVP, 3-time All-Conference Big South Hall of Fame member
Eric Burks, Charleston Southern Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Doug Day, Radford 4-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
Robert Dowdell, Coastal Carolina 2-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
Tony Dunkin, Coastal Carolina All-American, 4-time Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Tournament MVP, 4-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
Scott Hartzell, UNC Greensboro Tournament MVP, Rookie of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
T.L. Latson, Charleston Southern Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
Kevin Martin, UNC Asheville Player of the Year, 3-time All-Conference
Josh Pittman, UNC Asheville 2-time Player of the Year, 2-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame Member
Joe Spinks, Campbell Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, 4-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
Tyson Waterman, Winthrop Rookie of the Year, 3-time All-Conference
Head Coach, School Notes
Dr. Ron Bradley, Radford 1 Championship (1998), 1 NCAA Tournament, 1 Coach of the Year award, 76-38 Big South, 140-89 overall

                                                    

2000-09 MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Name, School Notes
Larry Blair, Liberty Freshman of the Year, 4-time All-Conference
Torrey Butler, Coastal Carolina 2-time All-American, 2-time Player of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
Danny Gathings, High Point All-American, Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Jack Leasure, Coastal Carolina All-American, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, 3-time All-Conference
Greg Lewis, Winthrop Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Torrell Martin, Winthrop 2-time Tournament MVP, 3-time All-Conference
Pele Paelay, Coastal Carolina All-American, Player of the Year, 2-time All-Conference
Art Parakhouski, Radford 2-time All-American, 2-time Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, 2-time All-Conference
Arizona Reid, High Point 2-time All-American, 2-time Player of the Year, 3-time All-Conference
Reggie Williams, VMI All-American, 3-time All-Conference
Head Coach, School Notes
Gregg Marshall, Winthrop 6 Championships (2000-01-02-05-06-07), 6 NCAA Tournaments, 3-time Coach of the Year, 95-23 Big South, 173-75 overall