Tinnon Named to C-USA All-Defensive Team

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marshall’s Dennis Tinnon was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team Tuesday as announced by the conference office.


The junior forward from Green Bay, Wisc. has nearly averaged a double-double this season with 9.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Tinnon’s rebounding average ranks third in C-USA and his 4.1 offensive rebounds per game ranks first.


Tinnon has recorded nine double-doubles this season including a 17 point, 15 rebound performance at then-No. 3 Syracuse.  He has recorded at least 10 rebounds in 16 games and has led the Thundering Herd in rebounding 20 times.


Tarik Black (Memphis), Keith Clanton (UCF), Jonathan Mills (Southern Miss) and Cameron Moore (UAB) all joined Tinnon on the all-defensive team. All awards were voted on by the conference’s head coaches and select media.


2011-12 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

 Dylan Ennis, Rice, G, 6-2, 175, Fr.,

Brampton, Ontario Ricky Tarrant, Tulane, G, 6-0, 170, Fr., Pleasant Grove, Ala.

TaShawn Thomas, Houston, F, 6-8, 215, Fr., Killeen, Texas

Julian Washburn, UTEP, F, 6-7, 205, Fr., Duncanville, Texas

Joseph Young, Houston, G, 6-3, 185, Fr., Houston, Texas


2011-12 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Ricky Tarrant, Tulane, G, 6-0, 170, Fr., Pleasant Grove, Ala.


2011-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 Cameron Moore, UAB, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., San Antonio, Texas


2011-12 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

 Tarik Black, Memphis, F, 6-8, 243, So., Memphis, Tenn.

Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-8, 245, Jr., Orlando, Fla.

Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss, F, 6-6, 230, Jr., Chicago, Ill.

Cameron Moore, UAB, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., San Antonio, Texas

 Dennis Tinnon, Marshall, F, 6-8, 225, Jr., Green Bay, Wis.


2011-12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Neil Watson, Southern Miss, G, 5-11, 170, So., Kansas City, Kan.


2011-12 SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR

Neil Watson, Southern Miss, G, 5-11, 170, So., Kansas City, Kan.

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