Three Shockers named to MVC all-conference team

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ST. LOUIS, Mo Three Wichita State basketball players have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference all-conference first team. Ron Baker, Cleanthony Early and Fred VanVleet were all first team members.

Tekele Cotton was named to the second team. He and VanVleet were named to the all defensive team.

Junior Darius Carter was selected to the all-newcomer team.

The Shockers finished the regular season unbeaten.

2014 All-Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Team

First Team Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Ron Baker, Wichita State So. G 6-3 Scott City (Kan.) High
D.J. Balentine, Evansville So. G 6-2 Kokomo (Ind.) High
Cleanthony Early, Wichita St. Sr. F 6-8 Middletown (N.Y.) Pine Bush HS / Sullivan JC
Jake Odum, Indiana State Sr. G 6-4 Terre Haute (Ind.) South Vigo High
Seth Tuttle, UNI Jr. F 6-8 Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork High
Fred VanVleet, Wichita St. So. G 5-11 Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High

Second Team
Anthony Beane, S. Illinois So. G 6-2 Normal (Ill.) High
Tekele Cotton, Wichita St. Jr. G 6-2 Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy
Jarmar Gulley, Missouri St. Sr. F 6-5 Beaumont (Texas) Central Medical Magnet
Desmar Jackson, S. Illinois Sr. G 6-5 Warren (Ohio) Harding High / Wyoming
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley Sr. G 6-3 Chicago (Ill.) Julian High

Honorable-Mention Selections
Manny Arop, Indiana St. Sr. G-F 6-5 Edmonton (Alberta) / St. Mary's Secondary Catholic / Gonzaga
Richard Carter, Drake Sr. G 5-11 Detroit (Mich.) Cody High / Cloud County
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Daishon Knight, Illinois St. Jr. G 6-1 Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton High / Maine Ctrl. Institute / Odessa (Texas) College
Egidijus Mockevicius, UE So. C 6-10 Kursenai (Lithuania) / Lithuanian Univ. of Educational Services

All-Newcomer Team
Darius Carter, Wichita St. Jr. F 6-7 Akron (Ohio) Firestone HS / Vincennes JC
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Daishon Knight, Illinois St. Jr. G 6-1 Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton High / Maine Ctrl. Institute / Odessa (Texas) College
Reggie Lynch, Illinois St. Fr. C 6-10 Edina (Minn.) High
Wes Washpun, UNI So. G 6-1 Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington HS / Tenn.

All-Freshman Team
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Jeremy Morgan, UNI Fr. G 6-5 Coralville (Iowa) Iowa City West High
Reggie Lynch, Illinois St. Fr. C 6-10 Edina (Minn.) High
Austin Ruder, Missouri St. Fr. G 6-3 Nixa (Mo.) High
Blake Simmons, Evansville Fr. G-F 6-5 Newburgh (Ind.) Castle High

All-Defensive Team
Tekele Cotton, Wichita St. Jr. G 6-2 Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy
Desmar Jackson, S. Illinois Sr. G 6-5 Warren (Ohio) Harding High / Wyoming

Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley Sr. G 6-3 Chicago (Ill.) Julian High
Fred VanVleet, Wichita St. So. G 5-11 Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High
Egidijus Mockevicius, UE So. C 6-10 Kursenai (Lithuania) / Lithuanian Univ. of Educational Services


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