Thundering Herd's DeAndre Kane and Damier Pitts Score Conference Honors
Marshall sophomore DeAndre Kane snagged second team All-Conference honors on Monday, while senior Damier Pitts found himself on the All-Conference USA third team.
The second team placing by Kane goes with a third team honor he was awarded as a freshman in 2011. He is the first player from Marshall to make the All-Conference USA second team since 2010 when Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Wilkerson were both named to the second team.
Kane finished the regular season fourth in the conference in scoring with 15.8 points per game and 17th in the conference rebounding with 5.5 a game. He also finished in the top 15 in the conference in assists, steals, offensive rebounding and assist-to-turnover ratio.
Damier Pitts finishes his career with the Thundering Herd with his first All-Conference selection. His 4.4 assists per game placed him in the top four of Conference USA, and his 14.4 points per game was good for 10th in the conference. Pitts also finished in the top 10 in three-point field goals made, three-point field goal percentage and minutes played.
Kane and Pitts will lead Marshall against Southern Methodist in the first round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.
2011-12 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
Will Barton, Memphis
Keith Clanton, UCF
Jordan Clarkson, Tulsa
Cameron Moore, UAB
Ricky Tarrant, Tulane
2011-12 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
Tarik Black, Memphis
DeAndre Kane, Marshall
Arsalan Kazemi, Rice
Miguel Paul, East Carolina
Neil Watson, Southern Miss
2011-12 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM
Chris Crawford, Memphis
Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss
Darrius Morrow, East Carolina
Robert Nyakundi, SMU
Damier Pitts, Marshall
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