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Vince Hunter named first team All Conference USA

After an impressive sophomore campaign, the awards start rolling in for VH.

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UTEP's sophomore sensation Vince Hunter was named first team All-Conference USA the league office announced on Monday.

Hunter averaged 15.2 points per game, and led the league with 9.3 rebounds per game, also notching a league high 12 double-doubles on the season marking his second straight all-conference selection.

You have to go back to the Jim Forbes era of the early 70's to find a Miner who collected more double-doubles in a season than Hunter; VH is also on the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award watch list.

He ended the season with a pair of solid outings combining for 41 points and 20 rebounds in the last two games of the season, and began the year with five straight double-doubles.

UTEP will face the winner of the FIU/UTSA first round match up on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time, Live on the American Sports Network.

Kenneth "Speedy" Smith, Louisiana Tech, Sr., G, 6-3, 180, St. Petersburg, Florida
Trey Freeman, Old Dominion, Jr., G, 6-2, 175, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Vince Hunter, UTEP, So., F, 6-8, 205, Detroit, Michigan
Jeromie Hill, UTSA, Sr., F, 6-8, 250, Cairns, Australia
T.J. Price, WKU, Sr., G, 6-4, 223, Slidell, Louisiana

Dennis Mavin, FIU, Sr., G, 6-3, 183, Gainesville, Florida
Raheem Appleby, Louisiana Tech, Sr., G, 6-4, 160, Jacksonville, Arkansas
Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, 6-4, 190, Chipley, Florida
Seth Gearhart, Rice, Sr., F, 6-7, 215, Wilsonville, Oregon
George Fant, WKU, Sr., F, 6-6, 250, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Pierriá Henry, Charlotte, Sr., G, 6-4, 188, Charleston, West Virginia
Ryan Taylor, Marshall, So., F, 6-5, 225, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jordan Williams, North Texas, Sr., G, 6-6, 202, Dallas, Texas
Chip Armelin, Southern Miss, Sr., G, 6-4, 200, Sulphur, Louisiana
Robert Brown, UAB, Jr., G, 6-5, 190, Clermont, Florida