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SC State's Hezekiah, Palmer Named To All-MEAC Teams

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Junior forward Matthew Hezekiah was named Second Team All-MEAC, while teammate freshman forward Darryl Palmer was named to the All-Rookie Team the league announced Sunday. All awards are voted on by the conference's head men's basketball coaches and sports information directors.
 
Norfolk State junior guard Pendarvis Williams was named the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year as announced by the conference. Hampton's Deron Powers was selected as Rookie of the Year and North Carolina A&T State's Austin Witter garnered the Defensive Player of the Year honor. Norfolk State Head Coach Anthony Evans was named the MEAC Coach of the Year.
 
Hezekiah averaged 13.0 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game, 56.0 FG%, 68.9 FT%, 5 double-doubles and earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors (11/19).
 
Palmer averaged 8.6 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 39 blocks, 1.6 blocks per game, while earning MEAC Rookie of the Week honors twice this season (11/12, 2/18)
 
]The 2013 regular season champion, regular-season runners-up, first-team members and top honorees including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections, will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to their first games of the 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament. Tournament play tips-off March 11-16 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.
 
Coach of the Year: Anthony Evans, Norfolk State University
Player of the Year: Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State University
Rookie of the Year: Deron Powers, Hampton University
Defensive Player of the Year: Austin Witter, North Carolina A&T State University
 
FIRST TEAM 
Name                          School              Pos      Ht.       Cl.       Hometown 
Jeremy Ingram            N.C. Central        G         6-3       Jr.        Charlotte, N.C.
 Pendarvis Williams      Norfolk State       G         6-6       Jr.        Philadelphia, Pa.
DeWayne Jackson       Morgan State        F         6-8       Sr.        Bowie, Md.
Stanton Kidd               N.C. Central         F         6-7       Jr.        Baltimore, Md.
Adrien Coleman           BC-U                  F          6-5       Jr.        Atlanta, Ga.
 
SECOND TEAM 
Name                          School                Pos      Ht.       Cl.       Hometown 
Tahj Tate                     Delaware State     G         6-4       So.       Easley, S.C.
Ray Willis                    N.C. Central         G         6-6       Sr.        Atlanta, Ga.
 Preston Blackman       Sav annah State     G         6-0       Sr.        Hopkins, S.C.
 Rashad Hassan           Savannah State      F          6-7       Sr.        Riverdale, Ga.
Matthew Hezekiah     SC State              F          6-11     Jr.       Jacksonville, Fla.
 
THIRD TEAM 
Name                          School                     Pos      Ht.       Cl.       Hometown 
Adrian Powell             North Carolina A&T     F          6-6       Sr.        Conover, N.C.
 Justin Black                Morgan State              G/F      6-2       Jr.        St. Louis, Mo.
Jamie Adams               Florida A&M              G         5-10     Jr.        Chicago,Ill.
Rob Johnson               Norfolk State              F          6-8       Sr.        Roswell, Ga.
Austin Witter              North Carolina A&T     G/F      6-8       Sr.        Princeton Junction, N.J.
 
ALL-ROOKIE TEAM 
Name                        School                      Pos      Ht.       Cl.       Hometown 
Rashid Gaston            Norfolk State              F         6-8       Fr.        Warren,Ohio
Patrick Cole               Coppin State               G         6-5       Fr.        Newark,N.J.
 Bruce Beckford         North Carolina A&T     F         6-7       Fr.        Silver Spring, Md.
 Deron Powers           Hampton                     G         5-11     Fr.        Williamsburg, Va.
 Darryl Palmer         SC State                     F          6-7       Fr.       Summerville, S.C. 

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