Raffa makes All-Big South First Team

CCU guard Anthony Raffa makes All Conference team.

From CCU Athletics:

Raffa Named First Team All-Conference

Coastal Carolina menâ??s basketball senior guard Anthony Raffa was named First Team All-Big South Conference the league announced on Sunday.

This is Raffaâ??s second all-conference selection after being named to the second team last season. Raffa was a preseason first team selection as well this season.

The Sea Isle City, N.J., native ended the regular season averaging a team-high and second in the conference 19.0 points per game. He ranked second on the team with 41 assists and 52 steals. He scored 20 points or more in 15 contests and scored in double-figures in all but two games this season. He ranks in the top-30 in the NCAA in scoring and was ranked in the top-10 earlier this season.

Raffa ranks eighth in career scoring at CCU despite playing just three seasons. He has 1,447 points in a CCU uniform. He also ranks fifth in the CCU record books for career free throws made with 297. He has led the Chants in scoring 19 times this season including scoring a career-high 34 points against Florida International. He ranks second in the Big South in scoring, sixth in steals, eighth in 3-point field goal percentage, 3-point field goals made and field goal percentage and 10th in free throw percentage.

2012-13 Big South Conference Post Season Awards

First-Team All-Conference

Stan Okoye, F, Sr., VMI

Saah Nimley, G, Soph., Charleston Southern
Anthony Raffa, G, R-Sr., Coastal Carolina
John Brown, F., R-Fr., High Point

Jeremy Atkinson, F., Sr., UNC Asheville

Second-Team All-Conference

Allan Chaney, F., Gr., High Point

Tashan Newsome, G, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

Trey Freeman, G, Soph., Campbell

Javonte Green, F., Soph., Radford

Arlon Harper, G, Soph., Charleston Southern

All-Freshman Team

John Brown, F, High Point

Michael Kessens, F, Longwood

Will Weeks, F, UNC Asheville

Adam Weary, G, High Point

Rashun Davis, G, Radford

All-Academic Team

Darren White, F, Sr., Campbell

Paul Gombwer, F, Soph., Charleston Southern

Tyler Strange, G, Soph., Gardner-Webb

John Caleb Sanders, G, Jr., Liberty

Stephen Shockley, G, Sr., Longwood

Kyle Noreen, F, Soph., Radford

Keith Hornsby, G, Soph., UNC Asheville

Stan Okoye, F, Sr., VMI

Derrick Henry, G, Soph., Winthrop

Player of the Year

Stan Okoye, F, Sr., VMI

Freshman of the Year

John Brown, F, High Point

Defensive Player of the Year

D.J. Covington, F, Jr., VMI

Coach of the Year

Chris Holtmann, Gardner-Webb

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

John Caleb Sanders, G, Jr., Liberty