Media picks Sims, Young for SoCon honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Donald Sims of Appalachian State was named the Southern Conference player of the year and Wofford's Mike Young took coach of the year honors.

The league announced the selctions by the media on Thursday.

Sims led the Southern Conference with 20.4 points per game. He also leads the nation in foul shooting at 95 percent.

Young helped Wofford to the league's regular-season championship at 15-3. The Terriers went 23-8, their most wins since the 1963-64 season.

Davidson forward Jake Cohen was picked as the league's top freshman.

On Wednesday, league coaches voted Wofford's Noah Dahlman as player of the year and Davidson's JP Kuhlman as its best freshman. Southern Conference coaches picked Young as the top coach.

The Southern Conference tournament starts on Friday in Charlotte, N.C.

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