UC's Troy Caupain named all-conference

Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 12:31:42-05

CINCINNATI University of Cincinnati junior guard Troy Caupain and sophomore forward Gary Clark have earned American Athletic Conference honors the league announced Tuesday.

AAC coaches voted Caupain to the first team all-conference and put Clark on the second team.

Caupain was second in assists (4.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) in 32.6 minutes per game. He also ranked among the league leaders in scoring (18th at 12.4 points) and free throw percentage (10th at .778). Caupain’s 4.8 assists average is the highest by a Cincinnati point guard since Taron Barker averaged 5.0 in 2002-03.    

Clark ranks among The American’s leaders in six categories entering the postseason: offensive rebounds (second at 3.5), rebounds (second at 8.9), blocks (fifth at 1.5), steals (tied for sixth at 1.3), field-goal percentage (seventh at .528) and scoring (27th at 10.6).  

UC (22-9) opens play in the AAC Tournamentagainst UConn (21-10) at 2 p.m.  Friday.

2015-16 American Athletic Conference Awards

All-Conference First Team

Troy Caupain, G, Cincinnati

Shaq Goodwin, F, Memphis

Nic Moore, G, SMU

Quenton DeCosey, G, Temple

James Woodard, G, Tulsa


All-Conference Second Team

Daniel Hamilton, G/F, UConn

Gary Clark, F, Cincinnati

Devonta Pollard, F, Houston

Dedric Lawson, F, Memphis

Shaquille Harrison, G, Tulsa


Honorable Mention All-Conference

Shonn Miller, F, UConn

Damyean Dotson, G, Houston


All-Rookie Team

Kentrell Barkley, G/F, East Carolina

Dedric Lawson, F, Memphis

Galen Robinson, Jr., G, Houston

Jahmal McMurray, G, USF

Shake Milton, G, SMU