Marshall lands 3 on C-USA all-conference team
IRVING, Texas – Marshall men’s basketball’s Jarrod West was named third-team All-Conference USA and named to the conference’s all-defensive team, as Taevion Kinsey was named to the second-team and Andrew Taylor was named to the all-freshman team when the league office announced the all-conference teams on Monday.
West had quite the junior campaign for Marshall. He was named C-USA Player of the Week on Dec. 30 and led C-USA in steals with 65 and is T-20th in Div. I men’s basketball.
The guard closed out the regular season 10th in the conference in scoring with 14.4 points per game and fourth in C-USA in assists with 126. He’s also fourth in C-USA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.7.
West finished the season with 27 games of 10 or more points, four with 20 or more and a pair of double-doubles this season, at WKU (Jan. 25) and at UTSA (Feb. 13).
The junior guard recorded a career-high 11 assists at WKU, a career-high 10 boards UTSA and scored a career-high 25 points against LA Tech (Feb. 8).
Kinsey had no sophomore slump in his second season in Huntington.
The guard finished the season with a team-best 16.1 points, sixth in C-USA, and fifth in C-USA games at 17.5 ppg. He finished third in total assists with 131 in C-USA.
The sophomore scored in double figures in all except for two games, with six 20-point games, including a career-high 29 against Charlotte (Jan. 16).
The Columbus, Ohio, native recorded three double-doubles this season, had a career-high 14 assists against Howard (Nov. 21) turning the ball over just 1 time and tied his career-high 11 rebounds twice this season.
Taylor excelled for the Herd after having to sit out the first semester of the season due to transfer rules. He was a three-time C-USA Freshman of the Week and finished the season third on Marshall in scoring with 9.9 points per game.
The redshirt freshman had nine games of 10 or more points, including two games of 20 or more and ten games with at least five rebounds.
Taylor scored a career-high 27 points scored at Northern Iowa (Dec. 22) and had at least two steals in 13 of his 22 games played and has a total of 41 steals, second on the team.
The Herd is back in action on Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST against the 11th-seeded UTEP Miners in Frisco, Texas, at 2020 C-USA Tournament.
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