ALLEN - Now that Chuck Guy has done it all in the Lone Star Conference, he's free to focus on doing just a bit more.
Guy, a senior point for LSC regular season co-champ Tarleton State, was named the league's player of the year at a championship banquet inside the Courtyard Marriott Tuesday night. He's the first Texan to earn the honor since David Stephens in 2004-05.
The Fort Worth product has now celebrated LSC regular season and tournament titles and earned the league's top individual honor. He's spending this week focusing on helping the Texans repeat as LSC tournament champs.
Guy averaged 16.1 points and six assists during the regular season while turned the ball over just 1.7 times per game for the fifth-ranked Texans, who own the top seed in the conference tournament that began Wednesday night at Allen Event Center. He led the league in assists-to-turnover ratio and was fourth in scoring.
Guy wasn't the only Texan earning honors. Lonn Reisman, 26th year head coach at Tarleton, was voted LSC Coach of the Year. He led the Texans to their best regular-season record - 24-2 - as a senior college. Tarleton won at least a share of an LSC overall or division title for the sixth time under his guidance.
De'Andre Upchurch averaged 16.4 points, third best in the LSC during the regular season, to earn a spot on the first-team lineup. The senior guard from Flint, Mich. had 38 points at Eastern New Mexico on Feb. 22, the most by a Tarleton player in a single game in 12 years.
Tashawn Mabry, who averages 11.2 points off the bench for Tarleton, was an honorable-mention all-conference pick, while Davene Carter was named to the league's all-defensive team. Both juniors, Mabry hails from Rocky Mount, NC, and Carter from Duncanville.
Dublin sophomore Jakob Damstra, a pre-med major, rounded out Tarleton's honors with a spot on the all-academic team.