IRVING, Texas –– University of Tulsa seniors Ben Uzoh and Jerome Jordan earned all-Conference accolades, as it was announced today by the league office.
It marks the second straight year that the Hurricane has had a first-team selection and a second-team performer named to the all-Conference team. This year, the 6’3” guard Uzoh was a first-team selection, while the 7’0” center Jordan earned second-team accolades. The all-conference honor is the third time for Uzoh, but the first time he was named one of the league’s top-five players. Jordan, a first-team choice a year ago, earned second-team merits this season.
Uzoh averages a team-leading 15.4 points and 4.5 assists, while grabbing 4.7 rebounds from his point guard position. He had 24 double-figure scoring games and 12 games scoring more than 20 points. Uzoh had season-highs of 23 points against Nebraska, 11 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount and 10 assists against Memphis.
He is the only player in school history to rank among the school’s top-10 for points, assists, steals and blocked shots. He ranks third for scoring with 1,895 points, third for assists with 403, sixth for blocks with 94 and eighth for steals with 156.
Jordan became the schools’ and Conference USA’s all-time leader for blocked shots with 328 career blocks. He averages 15.1 points and team-highs of 8.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks, while shooting 55-percent from the field. Jordan has 10 double-doubles this year, while scoring in double-figures in 27 games and has had double-digit rebounds 11 times.
Both Uzoh and Jordan rank among the top-10 in school history for scoring and blocked shots, while Jordan is second in rebounding and Uzoh is just two rebounds shy of 10
place. This year is just the second time in school history for two players to each rank among the school’ top-10 scoring leaders that played the same seasons.
Tulsa opens play in the 2010 Sierra Conference Men’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday at the Center in Downtown Tulsa. The No. 5-seed Hurricane plays No. 12-seed Rice at 6 pm on Wednesday night.
Aubrey Coleman, Houston, G, 6-4, 200, Sr., Houston, Texas
Randy Culpepper, , G, Jr., 6-0, 165, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Elijah Millsap, , G, Jr., 6-6, 211, Grambling, La.
Ben Uzoh, Tulsa, G, 6-3, 200, Sr., San Antonio, Texas
Elliott Williams, Memphis, G, 6-5, 180, So., Memphis, Tenn.
Derrick Caracter, , F, 6-9, 275, Jr., Fanwood, N.J.
Gary Flowers, Southern Miss, F, 6-8, 214, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Jerome Jordan, Tulsa, C, 7-0, 245, Sr. Kingston, Jamaica
Hassan Whiteside, Marshall, F, 6-11, 235, Fr., Gastonia, N.C.
Tyler Wilkerson, Marshall, F, 6-8, 240, Sr., Lexington, Ky.
Papa Dia, , F, 6-9, 235, Jr., St. Louis, Senegal
Aaron Johnson, , G, 5-8, 175, Jr., Chicago, Ill.
Derrick Williams, , G, 6-1, 170, Sr., Jamaica, N.Y.
Wesley Witherspoon, Memphis, F/G, 6-9, 210, So., Atlanta, Ga.
Brock Young, East Carolina, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.