Hilliard is South Atlantic Region Player of the Year
April Emory March 13, 2008
MORROW, GA- Elizabeth City State University junior Anthony Hilliard and Wingate University
senior Sean Barnette will share the honor as South Atlantic Region 2008 "Player of
This past season Anthony Hilliard was named CIAA Player of the Year after leading
the Vikings to their first 20 win season since 1999. He led the conference in both
scoring and rebounding and for the second season was the only men's basketball player
to average a double-double in the CIAA. He scored his 1,000 career point in 07-08
and is the first Viking since 1993 (Nate Higgs) and the sixth overall to be named
CIAA Player of the Year.
Barnette, a 6-foot-4 senior forward from Rock Hill, S.C. was selected South Atlantic
Conference Player of the Year for a second straight season. He is only the second
men's basketball player to win the award two times. He was also the 2006-07 South
Atlantic Conference Male Athlete of the Year.
Virginia Union's Brad Byerson, the 2008 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year, Augusta
State's Tyrekus Bowman and USC Aiken's Chris Commons completes the First Team honorees.
With the first team selection, all five players are automatically eligible for Daktronics
Division II All-American honors.
Fayetteville State's Phillipe' Harris also represented the CIAA's as a member of the
South Atlantic Region Second Team. See http://ecsuvikings.cstv.com/ for more details
on the 2008 Daktronics Men's All-South Atlantic Region Team.