Kane Named Preseason All-Conference USA

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HUNTINGTON, WV – Marshall sophomore guard DeAndre Kane was named to the Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference USA First Team as announced by the conference office Monday.


Kane, one of two sophomores on the list, averaged 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds last season while garnering C-USA Freshman of the Year and all-conference third team honors. He recorded double-digit points in 29 of the Herd’s 34 games played. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native was one of the top five freshman scorers nationally and was also the winner of four freshmen of the week awards in 2011-12.

Sophomore Will Barton (Memphis), juniors Arsalan Kazemi (Rice), Kendall Timmons (Tulane) and Keith Clanton (UCF) and senior Cameron Moore (UAB) joined Kane on the first team.

UAB senior forward Cameron Moore was named preseason player of the year.

The 2011 Conference USA Basketball Media Day will be held Tuesday, October 11, in Irving, Texas. Head coaches from the men's and women's basketball programs will be in attendance. Live streaming of the coaches' press conferences will be available on www.ConferenceUSA.com.

Kane and the Marshall men’s basketball team will begin its season on Friday with its annual Thundering Herd Madness at 9 p.m. at the Cam Henderson Center.

2011-12 PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cameron Moore, UAB, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., San Antonio, Texas

2011-12 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
DeAndre Kane, Marshall, G, 6-4, 200, So., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Will Barton, Memphis, G, 6-6, 175, So., Baltimore, Md.
Arsalan Kazemi, Rice, F, 6-7, 220, Jr., Esfahan, Iran
Kendall Timmons, Tulane, G/F, 6-5, 200, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas
Cameron Moore, UAB, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., San Antonio, Texas
Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-8, 245, Jr., Orlando, Fla.

2011-12 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
Darrius Morrow, East Carolina, F, 6-8, 240, Sr., Atlanta, Ga.
Tarik Black, Memphis, F, 6-8, 243, So., Memphis, Tenn.
Joe Jackson, Memphis, G, 6-1, 164, So., Memphis, Tenn.
Robert Nyakundi, SMU, F, 6-8, 220, Sr., Arlington, Texas
Jordan Clarkson, Tulsa, G, 6-4, 195, So., San Antonio, Texas
Marcus Jordan, UCF, G, 6-3, 205, Jr., Chicago, Ill.
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