Duke earns NAIA All-American honors
Friday, March 27, 2020
Duke earns NAIA All-American honors
(Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's basketball standout Jalen Duke added NAIA All-American accolades to his list of accomplishments in his one season with the Phoenix, announced by the national office on Thursday.

Duke notched honorable mention honors after averaging 17.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season.  The senior scored at least 20 points in a game 10 times this season, including a career-high 33 points in the Phoenix win at Oakwood University in January. 

The Nashville, Tenn., native's best week came in early December when he tallied 61 points in three games to earn Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors. 

In conference play Duke averaged 16.9 ppg, which ranks fourth in the conference behind Reece Brooks (Lindsey Wilson), Tevin Olison (Cumberlands) and Kyree Elder (Shawnee State). Each also garnered All-American honors. 

As the season came to an abrupt end, Duke has finished with the best three-point percentage in the country shooting 54.6% behind the arc.

The last Cumberland player to earn All-American honors was Diondrey Holt Jr. in the 2017-2018 season.

 

NAIA All-Americans

FIRST TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
Randy Bell Dalton State (Ga.) Sicklerville, N.J. Guard SR 6-4
Chris Coffey * Georgetown (Ky.) Louisville, Ky. Forward SR 6-7
Deshawn Munson Harris-Stowe (Mo.) East St. Louis, Ill. Guard JR 6-4
Traquan Knight LSU Shreveport (La.) Pensacola, Fla. Guard SR 6-3
Ashford Golden Mid-America Christian (Okla.) Oklahoma City, Okla. Forward SR 6-6
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly Providence (Mont.) Great Falls, Mont. Guard JR 6-6
Nykolas Mason * SAGU (Texas) Frisco, Texas Guard SO 6-6
Morris Dunnigan Talladega (Ala.) Joliet, Ill. Guard SR 6-3
Abram Carrasco Westmont (Calif.) Tucson, Ariz. Guard JR 5-11
Dexter Hood William Penn (Iowa) Tuscaloosa, Ala. Forward SR 6-4
           
SECOND TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
Dane Warp * Carroll (Mont.) Havre, Mont. Guard SR 6-5
Darius Lasley Clarke (Iowa) Tama, Iowa Guard SR 6-2
Tevin Olison Cumberlands (Ky.) Memphis, Tenn. Guard JR 6-4
Malik Amos Dillard (La.) Missouri City, Texas Guard JR 6-2
Milan Skundric * Faulkner (Ala.) Negotin, Serbia Forward SR 6-6
Chris Vickers LSU Alexandria (La.) Slidell, La. Forward SR 6-6
Cory Reeves Park (Mo.) Rochester, N.Y. Forward JR 6-6
Tim Soares * The Master's (Calif.) Deming, Wash. Center SR 6-11
JJ Culver ^ Wayland Baptist (Texas) Lubbock, Texas Guard SR 6-5
William Loyd * Xavier (La.) Baton Rouge, La. Forward SR 6-5
           
THIRD TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
C.J. Williamson Faulkner (Ala.) Guntersville, Ala. Forward SO 6-3
Bryan Battle Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Phoenix, Ariz. Guard SR 6-5
Eljay Cowherd % Georgetown (Ky.) Bardstown, Ky. Guard SR 6-0
Luke Harper John Brown (Ark.) Plano, Texas Guard SO 6-3
Damek Mitchell * Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Bellingham, Wash. Guard JR 5-9
Reece Brooks Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Brampton, Ontario Guard SR 5-10
Gilbert Thomas LSU Shreveport (La.) Houston, Texas Forward SR 6-7
John Paine Menlo (Calif.) Portland, Ore. Forward SR 6-6
Brock Gardner The Master's (Calif.) Chandler, Ariz. Forward SR 6-7
Kevion Blaylock William Penn (Iowa) Houston, Texas Forward JR 6-6
^ 2019 1st Team AA          
& 2019 2nd Team AA          
% 2019 3rd Team AA          
* 2019 Hon. Mention          
           
HONORABLE MENTION          
Name School        
Shane Carney Arizona Christian        
De'ron Kyle Arizona Christian        
Jaiden Bristol Benedictine (Kan.)        
Cayden Edmonson Bethel (Tenn.)        
Javonte Ellis Bethel (Tenn.)        
Jovan Sljivancanin Carroll (Mont.)        
Darius Williams Central Baptist (Ark.)        
Tyrone Alston Central Baptist (Ark.)        
Keith Johnson Clarke (Iowa)        
Justin Shaw Columbia (Mo.)        
Jalen Duke Cumberland (Tenn.)        
Caleb Taylor Cumberlands (Ky.)        
Kevon Tucker Dalton State (Ga.)        
Dawan Bass Edward Waters (Fla.)        
Cade Coffman Evangel (Mo.)        
Matt Simpson Florida College        
Kortland Martin Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)        
Jacob Conway Georgetown (Ky.)        
Virgil Walker, Jr. Graceland (Iowa)        
Duane Clark, Jr. Harris-Stowe (Mo.)        
Josh Powell-Davis Hope International (Calif.)        
Aloysius James Huston-Tillotson (Texas)        
Densier Carnes John Brown (Ark.)        
Trystan Bradley Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)        
Zach Wrightsil Loyola (La.)        
Myles Burnes Loyola (La.)        
Tim Cameron Loyola (La.)        
Kadavion Evans LSU Shreveport (La.)        
Ross Williams Menlo (Calif.)        
Terrance Jones Mid-America Christian (Okla.)        
Anthony Brown MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)        
Dakota Quinn MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)        
Adam Huse Montana State Northern        
Taylor England Montana Tech        
Sindou Diallo Montana Tech        
Dennis McKinney Mount Mercy (Iowa)        
Henry Tanksley Peru State (Neb.)        
Jaxxen Hashley Providence (Mont.)        
Jordan Jackson Rust (Miss.)        
Dylan Causwell Science & Arts (Okla.)        
Kyree Elder Shawnee State (Ohio)        
EJ Onu Shawnee State (Ohio)        
Joshua Harris Southwest (N.M.)        
Darryl Baker Talladega (Ala.)        
Desmond Kennedy Texas A&M - Texarkana        
Peyton Sallee Texas Wesleyan        
Akeem Wright Texas Wesleyan        
Ryan Batte Thomas More (Ky.)        
Ledarius Wood Tougaloo (Miss.)        
Stanley Williams Tougaloo (Miss.)        
Justin Bessard Westmont (Calif.)        
Taylan Grogan Wiley (Texas)        
Karmari Newman Willam Penn (Iowa)        
Luis Medearis William Jessup (Calif.)        
Rayshawn Mart Xavier (La.)