CMU Lands Three on All-HAAC Teams
KANSAS CITY -- Central Methodist's Melvin Tillman, Eric Franklin and Elliott Black have been named to the 2012 All-Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Teams. Tillman was voted to the first team. Franklin and Black were Honorable Mention selections.
Tillman was fourth in conference play in assists per game with 3.92. He was 19th in scoring in the league at 11.28 points per contest and had a career-high 33 at Baker in the last regular season game on Saturday.
Franklin ranked second in the league in steals per game with 2.68. He was third in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 40.2 percent of all attempts from beyond the arc. He was 15th in scoring in the HAAC with 11.76 points per game.
Black ranked 12th in the HAAC in scoring with 12.07 points per game. He was eighth in offensive rebounds per game with 2.11.
Player of the Year honors went to Rustin Dowd of MidAmerica Nazarene. Defensive Player of the Year was given to Curtis Churchman of Avila. Stephen Cotton of Evangel was voted Newcomer of the Year. Freshman of the Year accolades went to Curtis Churchman of Avila. Rocky Lamar of MidAmerica Nazarene was voted Coach of the Year.
Central Methodist will travel to Evangel as the No. 7-seed in the upcoming Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The Quarterfinal game will tip on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Eagles lost both meeting to Evangel during the regular season, 72-61 and 74-64.