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Cox Named First Team All-USA South; Arima All-Sportsmanship

Cox Named First Team All-USA South; Arima All-Sportsmanship

Related: USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant men's basketball senior TJ Cox was named to the USA South All-Conference first team, announced the league on Wednesday morning. Junior Z Arima was Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

Cox joined North Carolina Wesleyan's Brandon Brown and Adrian Moore along with Parris Scales of Greensboro and Spencer Shoffner of Maryville on the first team. Shoffner was named the conference's Player of the Year, while William Peace's Dakota King was Rookie of the Year. North Carolina Wesleyan head coach John Thompson, who guided his team to a regular season title, was named Coach of the Year.

Cox, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., produced a career year in his senior campaign. The 5-foot-10 guard led Covenant in scoring at 14.5 points per game to go along with 3.4 assists and three rebounds per contest. Cox is shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point land and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. Cox was named USA South Player of the Week on Dec. 14 after dropping a career-high 34 points in a 96-81 victory over Birmingham Southern. He has tallied double digit points in 19 of his 24 games played on the year.

Arima, a junior from Herriman, Utah, has played in 23 games averaging 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. 

Covenant (15-9, 10-4 USA South) is the No. 2 seed in this week's USA South Tournament, hosted by North Carolina Wesleyan. The Scots open against No. 7 seed William Peace on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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