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Pearson, Nottingham receive All-Sun Belt honors

Texas State Men's Basketball
Monday, March 11, 2019

Texas State junior guard Nijal Pearson and senior guard Tre Nottingham earned All-Sun Belt accolades, the conference announced on Monday. 

Pearson was named to the All-Sun Belt first team, while Nottingham was named to the third team. 

Pearson is the second Bobcat to be named to the All-Sun Belt first team — He joins former teammate Kavin Gilder-Tilbury, who received the same honor during the 2016-17 season. Pearson was named to the All-Sun Belt third team after his sophomore campaign. The junior guard’s production increased this season as he averages 17.1 points and five rebounds per game. 

Pearson finished the season ranked No. 9 in the Sun Belt in points per game, No. 3 in 3-point field goal percentage (39.7 percent), No. 3 in 3-pointers made (79), No. 5 in steals (1.4 per game) and No. 10 in minutes played at 33.1 per game. 

The Beaumont native became Texas State’s all-time leader in games started at 100. He’s No. 2 in program history in 3-pointers with 174. He’s No. 5 in scoring at 1,509 career points. 

Nottingham is the fourth Bobcat to receive an All-Sun Belt honor. He finished the season as the No. 18 scorer in the conference with 13.6 points per game. He’s No. 3 in 3-pointer (78), No. 5 in 3-point field goal percentage (30.7 percent and No. 9 in total steals (39). 
 
2018-19 SUN BELT MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON HONORS
All-Sun Belt First Team
Tookie Brown, Georgia Southern (Sr., G, Madison, Ga.)
D'Marcus Simonds, Georgia State (Jr., G, Gainesville, Ga.)
JaKeenan Gant, Louisiana (Sr., F, Springfield, Ga.)
Daishon Smith, ULM (Sr., G, Jacksonville, Fla.)
Nijal Pearson, Texas State (Jr., G, Beaumont, Texas)
 
All-Sun Belt Second Team
Ronshad Shabazz, Appalachian State (Sr., G, Raleigh, N.C.)
Rayjon Tucker, Little Rock (Jr., G, Charlotte, N.C.)
Ty Cockfield II, Arkansas State (Sr., G, Gainesville, Ga.)
Zac Cuthbertson, Coastal Carolina (Sr., F, New Bern, N.C.)
Josh Ajayi, South Alabama (Jr., F, El Monte, Calif.)
 
All-Sun Belt Third Team
Quan Jackson, Georgia Southern (So., G, Tallahassee, Fla.)
Michael Ertel, ULM (So., G, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Trhae Mitchell, South Alabama (Jr., F, Austell, Ga.)
Brian Warren, UTA (Jr., G, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Tre'Larenz Nottingham, Texas State (Sr., G, Moreno Valley, Calif.)
 
Sun Belt Player of the Year
Tookie Brown, Georgia Southern (Sr., G, Madison, Ga.)
 
Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year
JaKeenan Gant, Louisiana (Sr., F, Springfield, Ga.)
 
Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
DeVante Jones, Coastal Carolina (Fr., G, New Orleans, La.)
 
Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year
Daishon Smith, ULM (Sr., G, Jacksonville, Fla.)
 
Sun Belt Joe Gottfried Coach of the Year
Chris Ogden, UTA 

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