NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Demetrius Stanton, Jamie Johnson and Robert Sawyer were named to the River States Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference teams Tuesday.

Stanton, a junior guard and Fern Creek High School product, was a first team selection. He averaged 14.7 points and 4.2 assists while appearing in all 27 games during the regular season. Stanton ranks No. 4 in the RSC in assists per game and No. 14 in points per game. He finished third in the all-conference voting and is on the All-RSC First Team after leading the Grenadiers to the RSC regular-season championship and the RSC West title.

Freshman guard Jamie Johnson and senior forward Robert Sawyer were named to the second team. Johnson, a Central High School product, ranked No. 11 in the RSC with 15.3 points per game.

Robert Sawyer, a Pleasure Ridge Park product, ranked No. 12 in the RSC with 6.5 rebounds per game. He ranked third on the team in scoring at 11 points per game.

Junior forward Joe Jackson was named the Grenadiers' Champion of Character representative. The RSC Men's Basketball Champions of Character Team was selected with one player from each school chosen who best exhibits the five character values of the NAIA's Champions of Character program of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

WVU Tech headlines the awardees as the winners of the three, big, individual awards and also as the only team with two players on the All-RSC Men's Basketball First Team. The Golden Bears are represented by RSC Player of the Year Ryan Atkins, RSC Coach of the Year Bob Williams and RSC Newcomer of the Year Elisha Boone.

The Grenadiers (22-5, 16-2 RSC) host Rio Grande in an RSC Quarterfinal tomorrow at 7 p.m.

2016-17 ALL-RSC MEN'S BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
RSC Player of the Year -- Ryan Atkins, Jr., G, WVU Tech
RSC Newcomer of the Year -- Elisha Boone, Jr., G, WVU Tech
RSC Coach of the Year -- Bob Williams, WVU Tech

2016-17 ALL-RSC MEN'S BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Ryan Atkins

G

Jr.

WVU Tech

Marquis Jackson

G

Sr.

Ohio Christian

Demetrius Stanton

G

Jr.

IU Southeast

Trenton Thompson

F

So.

Asbury

Elisha Boone

G

Jr.

WVU Tech

Jacoby Claypool

G

Jr.

IU East

Blake Walsman

F

So.

Cincinnati Christian

Trent Elliott

G

Jr.

IU Kokomo

Will Hill

G

Jr.

Rio Grande

Dillon Geralds

G/F

So.

Brescia


2016-17 ALL-RSC MEN'S BASKETBALL SECOND TEAM

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Jamie Johnson

G

Fr.

IU Southeast

Gary Hoover

F

Sr.

Ohio Christian

Nick Seibert

G

Sr.

Cincinnati Christian

Robert Sawyer

F

Sr.

IU Southeast

Khari Burton

G

Sr.

Cincinnati Christian

Jordan Furlow

G

Jr.

IU East

Gavin Rajahpillay

G

Jr.

Point Park

Jake Allen

F

Jr.

Alice Lloyd

Kyle Pipenger

G

Sr.

IU East

Charlie Scharbo

F

Jr.

Carlow


2016-17 RSC MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM

Mason Pack

Alice Lloyd

Tyler Smith

Asbury

Adam Wilkinson

Brescia

Zach Bryan

Carlow

Khari Burton

Cincinnati Christian

Brad Hunt

IU East

Stephen Calhoun

IU Kokomo

Joe Jackson

IU Southeast

Gerry Milligan

Midway

Claude Bogan

Ohio Christian

Lassanna Konate

Point Park

Corey Cruse

Rio Grande

Ra'Shaud Kincaid

WVU Tech