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Wilson named freshman of the year

Averaged 11.4 PPG
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Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 19:00:02-05

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana guard Mylik Wilson is the Sun Belt's freshman of the year.

The Rayville native averaged 11.4 PPG, shooting 48-percent from the field, 35-percent from three. His 79 assists led Louisiana this season.

"He's been consistent," said Bob Marlin Monday before the awards were announced. "He's got to get better and we need to get him lower to the ground on the offense and defensive standpoint. He has a lot of potential, and I think he's had a great year."

Wilson is the only Cajuns to earn a Sun Belt season Award. Below is the full list of award winners.

All-Sun Belt First Team
Justin Forrest, Appalachian State (Jr., G, Decatur, Ga.)
Ruot Monyyong, Little Rock (Jr., F, Nashville, Tenn.)
Markquis Nowell, Little Rock (So., G, Harlem, N.Y.)
Josh Ajayi, South Alabama (RSr., F, El Monte, Calif.)
Nijal Pearson, Texas State (Sr., G, Beaumont, Texas)

All-Sun Belt Second Team
DeVante Jones, Coastal Carolina (So., G, New Orleans, La.)
Quan Jackson, Georgia Southern (RJr., G, Tallahassee, Fla.)
Kane Williams, Georgia State (Jr., G, Douglasville, Ga.)
Michael Ertel, ULM (Jr., G, Indianapolis, Ind.)
David Azore, UTA (RSo., G, Houston, Texas)

All-Sun Belt Third Team
Kamani Johnson, Little Rock (So., F, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Marquis Eaton, Arkansas State (Jr., G, Helena, Ark.)
Ike Smith, Georgia Southern (RSr., G, Gainesville, Fla.)
Justin Roberts, Georgia State (So., G, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Trhae Mitchell, South Alabama (RSr., F, Austell, Ga.)

Player of the Year
Nijal Pearson, Texas State (Sr., G, Beaumont, Texas)

Defensive Player of the Year
Ruot Monyyong, Little Rock (Jr., F, Nashville, Tenn.)

Freshman of the Year
Mylik Wilson, Louisiana (Fr., G, Rayville, La.)

Newcomer of the Year
Ruot Monyyong, Little Rock (Jr., F, Nashville, Tenn.)

Joe Gottfried Coach of the Year
Darrell Walker, Little Rock