Elon’s Troutman and Koch Earn All-SoCon Men’s Basketball Honors

Posted by Press Release on March 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Elon men’s basketball seniors Lucas Troutman and Sebastian Koch earned All-Southern Conference honors today, March 4, as the league office released the coaches and media awards. Troutman was a first-team selection by the media and was named to the 10-member All-SoCon coaches’ team. Koch was a third-team selection by the media.

Troutman has started 30 games for Elon this season. He ranks eighth in the league in scoring (16.1 points per game) and ninth in rebounding (6.3 rebounds per game). Troutman is shooting 53.4 percent from the field this season, which ranks sixth in the conference. The league’s active leader in career blocks with 211, Troutman currently averages 1.9 blocks per game (56 total this season), which ranks second in the SoCon. Troutman was named the SoCon Player of the Week on Feb. 25 after leading Elon to wins over UNCG, Georgia Southern and Furman. Troutman has tallied a total of eight games with 20+ points this season and has led the Phoenix in scoring 13 times this season.

Koch has ranked among the league leaders in three-point shooting this season. The Munich, Germany, native currently ranks fourth in the league in threes made with 77 and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (43.3 percent). Koch, who currently averages 11.8 points per game, was named the SoCon Player of the Week on Dec. 17 after scoring a career-high 27 points at 21st-ranked Colorado on Dec. 13. Koch connected on nine threes in the game, the most in a single game during Elon’s Division I era. Koch has scored in double figures 18 times this season and has led the Phoenix in scoring on six occasions this year. Koch has led the maroon and gold in assists 13 times this season and ranks 12th in the conference in assists per game.

2014 SoCon Men’s Basketball Awards (Coaches)

All-Conference Team
De’Mon Brooks, Davidson
Lucas Troutman, Elon
Stephen Croone, Furman
Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern
Kyle Cain, UNCG
Tim Williams, Samford
Casey Jones, Chattanooga
Z. Mason, Chattanooga
Trey Sumler, Western Carolina
Karl Cochran, Wofford

All-Freshman Team
Brian White, The Citadel
Jack Gibbs, Davidson
Tevon Saddler, UNCG
Isaiah Williams, Samford
Eric Garcia, Wofford

Player of the Year
De’Mon Brooks, Sr., F, Davidson

Defensive Player of the Year
Z. Mason, Sr., F, Chattanooga

Freshman of the Year
Tevon Saddler, G, UNCG

Coach of the Year
Mike Young, Wofford

2014 Men’s SoCon Sports Media Association Awards

All-Conference First Team
De’Mon Brooks, Davidson
Lucas Troutman, Elon
Z. Mason, Chattanooga
Trey Sumler, Western Carolina
Karl Cochran, Wofford

All-Conference Second Team
Brian Sullivan, Davidson
Stephen Croone, Furman
Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern
Kyle Cain, UNCG
Tim Williams, Samford

All-Conference Third Team
Tyler Kalinoski, Davidson
Sebastian Koch, Elon
Tre Bussey, Georgia Southern
Casey Jones, Chattanooga
Lee Skinner, Wofford

All-Freshman Team
Brian White, The Citadel
William Gates Jr., Furman
Tevon Saddler, UNCG
Isaiah Williams, Samford
Eric Garcia, Wofford

Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year
De’Mon Brooks, Sr., F, Davidson

Freshman of the Year
Isaiah Williams, G, Samford

Anton Foy Coach of the Year
Will Wade, Chattanooga


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