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Marshall Junior Guard Taevion Kinsey named to All-Conference USA First Team

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Marshall University junior guard Taevion Kinsey has been named to the All-Conference USA First Team, the league announced Monday.

Kinsey — an All-C-USA freshman team in 2019 and a second team pick last season — finished second in the league in scoring at 20.0 points per game. The Columbus, Ohio native is also among the C-USA leaders in field goal percentage, rebounds per game, assist to turnover ratio and assists per game.

The Thundering Herd had one other player honored Monday by the league as senior guard Jarrod West landed on the All-Conference USA Second Team and All-Defensive team. West, a Clarksburg native who won a Class A state championship and Bill Evans Award at Notre Dame High, was a third-team and all-defensive team pick last season.

West, MU’s all-time steals leader who is closing in on the C-USA record, is 10th in the country in the category at 2.5 steals per game.

Marshall’s opens Conference USA tournament play Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s Southern Miss/Rice game.

Full list of Monday’s announced All-Conference USA teams:

2020-21 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM

  • Jahmir Young, Charlotte, So., G, 6-2, 185, Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Taevion Kinsey, Marshall, Jr., G, 6-5, 185, Columbus, Ohio
  • Javion Hamlet, North Texas, R-Sr., G, 6-4, 191, Memphis, Tennessee (2019-20 first team selection)
  • Charles Bassey, WKU, Jr., C, 6-11, 235, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jhivvan Jackson, UTSA, Sr., G, 6-0, 160, Bayamón, Puerto Rico (2018-19/2019-20 first team selection)

2020-21 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM

  • Jarrod West, Marshall, Sr., G, 5-11, 185, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Malik Curry, Old Dominion, Sr., G, 6-1, 180, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Tavin Lovan, UAB, Jr., G, 6-4, 210, Franklin, Kentucky
  • Keaton Wallace, UTSA, Sr., G, 6-3, 175, Richardson, Texas
  • Taveion Hollingsworth, WKU, Sr., G, 6-2, 165, Lexington, Kentucky

2020-21 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM

  • Isaiah Crawford, Louisiana Tech, So., F, 6-6, 220, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Kenneth Lofton, Jr., Louisiana Tech, Fr., F, 6-7, 275, Port Arthur, Texas
  • Quincy Olivari, Rice, So., G, 6-3, 200, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Souley Boum, UTEP, R-Jr., G, 6-3, 165, Oakland, California
  • Bryson Williams, UTEP, R-Sr., F, 6-8, 228, Fresno, California

2020-21 CONFERENCE USA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

  • Kenneth Lofton, Jr., Louisiana Tech, Fr., F, 6-7, 275, Port Arthur, Texas
  • Rubin Jones, North Texas, Fr., G, 6-5, 184, Houston, Texas
  • Jaron Pierre, Jr., Southern Miss, Fr., G, 6-5, 185, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jordan Ivy-Curry, UTSA, Fr., G, 6-2, 170, LaMarque, Texas
  • Dayvion McKnight, WKU, Fr., G, 6-1, 190, Shelbyville, Kentucky

2020-21 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

  • Jarrod West, Marshall, Sr., G, 5-11, 185, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Cobe Williams, Louisiana Tech, So., G, 5-11, 175, Dallas, Texas
  • Quan Jackson, UAB, Gr., G, 6-4, 183, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Trey Jemison, UAB, Jr., C, 7-0, 260, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Josh Anderson, WKU, Sr., G, 6-6, 190, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Charles Bassey, WKU, Jr., C, 6-11, 235, Lagos, Nigeria
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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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