The Daktronics All-South Region Men’s Basketball Teams were announced on Thursday, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville was represented by a pair of players as Jaime Smith was named the Region Player of the Year and Zane Campbell earned First Team honors.
Both players are on the all-region squad for a second time as Smith earned First Team status a season ago, while Campbell landed on the list two years ago during his sophomore season.
Smith – who also was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year – currently sits second in the league in scoring as he averages 18.3 points per game, and he has moved into third all-time in career points while owing the program career records for 3-pointers made and free throws.
Campbell ranks fourth all-time in points at UAH and is a four-time All-GSC selection as he ranks second this season in the conference in field goal percentage as shoots 56.1 percent on the year.
Joining Smith and Campbell on the First Team is a trio of players from the Sunshine State Conference. Seth Evans represents Florida Southern – the top seed at this weekend’s NCAA South Regional – while Darrien Mack from Eckerd and Saint Leo’s Marcus Ruh are also on the squad.
The only other players from the Gulf South Conference are on the Second Team as Josh Sparks from Valdosta State and Ellis Young III of West Florida earned the honors. Benedict’s Xavier Collier and Marcus Goode along with Julius Reed of Florida Southern round out the team.
The 2012-13 Daktronics Men’s Basketball All-America Team will be announced on March 21. The first team members from each of the country’s eight regions are placed on the national ballot with the Division II SIDs selecting a first, second and third-team All-America honorees.
The D2SIDA All-America men’s basketball team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations