SOU’s Allen, Meyer repeat as All-CCC picks
ASHLAND — Southern Oregon’s Tez Allen and Josh Meyer have been selected to the All-Cascade Conference men’s basketball team for the second year in a row, the CCC office announced Wednesday.
Allen and Meyer, both redshirt-juniors, made the 15-person team a day after the Raiders’ season ended in the title game of the Cascade Conference Championships presented by U.S. Bank at College of Idaho. Atmar Mundu, a junior point guard, received honorable mention.
Allen was the only player on the CCC leaderboards to rank among the top-seven in assists per game (3.6), rebounds (7.2) and steals (1.6). The 6-foot-5 guard from Carson City, Nev. — who last year earned CCC Defensive Player of the Spring kudos — was also a double-figure scorer at 10.6 points per game. He saved his best moments for the postseason — scoring on four straight possessions of SOU’s 67-65 CCC quarterfinal win at Corban, then banking in a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded in a 67-66 semifinal win at Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).
On SOU’s all-time career lists, Allen currently ranks fifth in steals (135) and seventh in assists (382).
Meyer was another repeat on the All-CCC team in his second year on the floor for the Raiders. The 6-7 forward was the conference’s 11th-leading scorer at 14.4 points per game and third-leading rebounder at 8.8 per game, finishing with 12 double-doubles. He shot 45 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free-throw line.
Mundu, in his first season at SOU, came on strong after a slow start to average 15.6 points over SOU’s final 20 games, the top mark on the team during that stretch. In conference play he ranked 12th in points (14.1), fifth in 3-point percentage (42.9) and seventh in 3-point percentage (81.3).
The Raiders wrapped up with a record of 18-15 after going 13-9 in CCC play.