Related: USA South Release
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant men's basketball sophomore Caleb Haynes was selected to the All-USA South second team and senior Berto Dryden was the Scots' representative on the All-Sportsmanship team, as the conference unveiled its season awards on Wednesday.
All awards are voted on by the men's basketball coach at each institution.
The honor for Haynes, a sophomore from Section, Ala., is the first of his career. The sophomore is tied for the team-lead, with Dryden, in scoring at 14.8 points per game while leading the Scots in rebounds per game at 6.5. Haynes is currently leading the USA South and is in the top-five nationally in field goal percentage at 70.8 percent. The forward has two double-doubles on the year and scored a career-high 28 points, on a perfect 13-of-13 shooting, in a win over LaGrange on Nov. 30. Haynes has scored in double figures 20 times during the year and has seven games of 20 or more points.
Dryden, a senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., is Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team for the first time. The senior is averaging 14.8 points per game and crossed over 1,000 career points during the year. Dryden had a career-high 30 points in a loss to Sewanee on Dec. 5 and has topped double-digit point totals in 20 games this year. Dryden is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Averett senior James Contreras, Jr. was named the USA South Player of the Year, while Berea freshman Torell Carter was voted as the Rookie of the Year. Maryville head coach Randy Lambert earned Coach of the Year honors.
Covenant (17-9) defeated Piedmont in a USA South Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday night and will head to Maryville, Tenn., for a semifinal matchup with No. 1 East seed North Carolina Wesleyan on Friday at 5 p.m.
CONNECT WITH THE SCOTS
Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on athletics.covenant.edu and on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information. To receive text alerts with score updates or e-newsletters, click here