Westbrook earns second team All-Summit League honors

University of South Dakota senior guard Charlie Westbrook earned Summit League Second Team All-Conference honors, announced Thursday by the league office. Westbrook led the Coyotes averaging 18.7 points.

Westbrook, a native of Milwaukee, WI, played and started all 28 games for the Coyotes and all 58 for his career after transferring to South Dakota from Iowa Western. Westbrook became the 23rd player under Coyote head coach Dave Boots, and 42nd in school history, to reach the 1,000-point mark as he ended his career with 1,009 points. He is the first two-year, junior college player under Boots to score 1,000 points.

He led the team in field goals made with 183 and shot .464 from the field, while knocking down 37 triples and had a team-high 121 made free throws. He averaged 4.0 rebounds per game and led the team with 48 steals to go along with 24 blocks and 62 assists.

Westbrook finished the season ranked sixth in the conference in scoring at 18.7 points and second in steals at 1.7 per game. He led the Coyotes in scoring 15 times this season with 26 double figure scoring games. Westbrook scored over 20 points 10 times and had three, 30-point performances with a career-best 35-point output versus IPFW Feb. 23. He became the first Coyote to earn all-conference honors in the Summit League this season after scoring 32 points versus IUPUI Jan. 19. For his career, he had an impressive 48 double figure scoring games with 25 games leading the team in scoring. Twenty-three times he scored more than 20 points.

Oral Robert's Dominique Morrison was named Summit League Player of the Year, highlighting the first team as four of the top five scorers in the league, in conference play, earned first team honors. Joining Morrison on the first team is Oakland's Reggie Hamilton (26.0 points) to lead the conference, IPFW's Frank Gaines (third, 21.6), Summit League Preseason Player of the Year honoree Alex Young of IUPUI (fourth, 21.3), Nate Wolters of South Dakota State (fifth, 21.2) and Taylor Braun of North Dakota State who averaged 17.7 points per game for eighth in the conference.

The second team is comprised of Westbrook, who averaged 20.1 points per game in conference games which was good for sixth in the league, along with Ceola Clark III of Western Illinois, ORU's Michael Craion, South Dakota State's Jordan Dykstra and Jackson Stevenett of Southern Utah.

Honorable mention honorees included Travis Bader of Oakland, Reggie Chamberlain of UMKC, Warren Niles of ORU, Terell Parks of Western Illinois and Steven Roundtree of Oral Roberts. The All-Newcomer Team included Parks, Lawrence Alexander of NDSU, Ian Chiles of IUPUI, Obi Emegano of WIU and Cory Petros of Oakland.

Alexander earned Newcomer of the Year honors, while Clark was named Defensive Player of the Year and Roundtree earned Sixth Man of the Year honors. Oral Roberts' head coach Scott Sutton collected his third Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Golden Eagles to a 17-1 conference mark.

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