EKU's Rose All-OVC; Morehead's Tyndall Coach of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Junior men’s basketball player Mike Rose earned first team All-OVC accolades as announced by the league this evening. Voting was done by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.

A second-team selection a year ago, Rose upped his game again this season by ranking fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring (15.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (81.5 percent), fourth in steals (1.9 spg) and third in minutes played (36.14 mpg). The native of Naperville, Ill., also made his share of three-pointers, ranking 12th in the conference in three-pointers made per game (2.07).

Rose scored 20 or more points seven times during the season, including a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 (57.9 percent) shooting against Samford. He also pulled down his first two double-doubles of his career, netting 17 points and 10 rebounds in a game against Jacksonville State and 25 points and 11 rebounds against Southeast Missouri State.

The forward became the 28th Colonel to reach the 1,000-point plateau when he scored a team-high 21 points at Tennessee Tech on Feb. 2. Rose will enter his senior year with 1,144 career points.

This was the third time in the last four years a Colonel was named to the All-OVC first team.

The Colonels (14-16) ended the year by falling to OVC regular season champion Austin Peay in the tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday.


2007-08 All-Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Teams

(as voted on by the league’s head basketball coaches and sports information directors)

OVC Player of the Year: Lester Hudson, UT Martin

OVC Co-Freshmen of the Year: Marquis Weddle, UT Martin

OVC Coach of the Year: Donnie Tyndall, Morehead State


Name, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown

Bruce Carter, Murray State G 6-4 200 Sr. Detroit, Mich.

Lester Hudson, UT Martin G 6-3 190 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

Bruce Price, Tennessee State G 6-3 205 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.

Drake Reed, Austin Peay F 6-5 210 Jr. Clarksville, Tenn.

Mike Rose, Eastern Kentucky F 6-4 195 Jr. Naperville, Ill.


Name, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown

Anthony Fisher, Tennessee Tech G 6-3 185 Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.

Amadi McKenzie, Tennessee Tech F 6-7 230 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.

Travis Peterson, Samford C 6-10 240 Sr. Glendale, Ariz.

Gerald Robinson, UT Martin F 6-9 230 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.

Derek Wright, Austin Peay G 5-10 165 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.


Name, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown

Leon Buchanan, Morehead State F 6-5 200 Jr. Albany, Ga.

Kenneth Faried, Morehead State C 6-8 215 Fr. Newark, N.J.

Lester Hudson, UT Martin G 6-3 190 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

Gerald Robinson, Jr., Tennessee State G 6-0 165 Fr. Nashville, Tenn.

Marquis Weddle, UT Martin G 6-1 185 Fr. Union City, Tenn.