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Derrick Griffin and Texas Southern took home (almost) all the SWAC trophies

(Photo by Dominique Monday)

Derrick Griffin’s first season in the SWAC was a big success. The Texas Southern center was named SWAC Player of The Year, Defensive Player of The Year and Newcomer of The Year on Monday.

The two-sport star (he led the SWAC with 11 touchdown catches) averaged 13.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, breaking the conference’s record for consecutive double-doubles and setting the season mark as well. He also blocked 2.3 shots per game.

The honors didn’t stop there for Texas Southern. Mike Davis was named Coach of The Year, while Chris Thomas (first team) and Malcolm Riley (second team) joined Griffin on the All-SWAC squads.

Check out the complete list:

FIRST TEAM
Guard – Chris Thomas – Texas Southern
Guard – Jamel Waters – Alabama State
Forward – Ladarius Tabb -Alabama A&M
Forward – Adrian Rodgers – Southern
Center – Derrick Griffin – Texas Southern
SECOND Team
Guard – Tamarcio Wilson – Alcorn State
Guard – Paris Collins – Jackson State
Forward – Malcolm Riley – Texas Southern
Forward – Raeford Worsham – Jackson State
Center – Nick West – Alabama A&M

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Derrick Griffin – Texas Southern

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Derrick Griffin – Texas Southern

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Derrick Griffin – Texas Southern

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Nigel Ribeiro – Grambling State

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Davis

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