POSTED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:49pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:56pm
Stephen F Austin senior Taylor Smith has been named the 2012-13 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and the by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the all-conference basketball teams.
He also was selected as the conference defensive player of the year. Additionally, head coach Danny Kaspar was named the league’s coach of the year for the second time in his career. Senior guards Antonio Bostic and Hal Bateman were each named to the all-SLC second team and junior Desmond Haymon was anhonorable mention all-SLC choice.
SFA also took up three of the five spots on the league’s inaugural all-defensive team in Smith, Bostic and Bateman.