ASU nets three all-SWAC honorees

BIRMINGHAM—The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has announced its men's and women's All-SWAC basketball conference teams and three Alabama State University players were named to the honor as voted on by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

Chris Duncan, Louisville, Ky., was named the preseason defensive player of the year and that preseason prediction held up as he was named the 2009-10 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year.  He was also named Third Team All-SWAC.

The 6'-8" senior was the foundation of the Hornets' defense, which led the conference in defensive field goal percentage while averaging almost two blocked shots per contest.  He also averaged seven points and five rebounds per game.

Ivory White, Greensboro, became one of the top performers for ASU this season and for his efforts, he was also named Third Team All-SWAC.  The junior was one of three ASU players to see action on every game this season.  He averaged seven points per game and was 10th in the league in rebounding averaging 5.4 per outing.

For the Lady Hornets, senior Tanika Jackson, Saginaw, Mich., was named Second Team All-SWAC.  The senior was first in the SWAC in rebounding (11.5), second in scoring (17.8), first in offensive rebounds (3.8), first in defensive rebounds (7.7), ninth in field goal percentage (.395) and 12th in free throw percentage (.681).  Her 517 points scored were the most in the SWAC while her 333 total rebounds also led the conference.  Jackson was also named to the All-SWAC team last season.