VALDOSTA -- Two Valdosta State basketball players were honored by the Gulf South Conference this week, making the league's all-conference teams.

Blazers' senior forward John Prise was a first-team all-Gulf South East pick, while Lady Blazers' sophomore center Courtney Parker was a second-team pick.

Prise, in his second season with the Blazers after walking on the team, led the Blazers in points (15.8) and rebounds (6.1) per game, as well as steals (46) and 3-point field goals (24). He was also second in assists (58).

Prise led the Blazers in scoring in 17 games and in rebounds in eight games.

West Florida's Reggie Warren is East Division player of the year, while West Alabama's Brandon Neloms is freshman of the year. Alabama-Huntsville's Lennie Acuff, who led the Charges to the Gulf South East title and a berth in the NCAA tournament this week, is coach of the year.

Parker, a Lowndes High graduate, averaged 10 points and nine rebounds in her second season at VSU. She also had a season-high 19 blocked shots.

She led the Lady Blazers in scoring six times, including a 23-point game at West Georgia. She was the team's leading rebounder in 19 games.

MUW's Jessica Dunlap is the East Division player of the year. Dunlap, a junior, will be looking for a new team for her senior season since MUW is dropping intercollegiate athletics.

West Alabama's Veronica Lee is freshman of the year, and Alabama-Huntsville's Andy Blackmon is coach of the year.

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