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October 6, 2012

Ricky Tarrant named first-team All-CUSA

NEW ORLEANS - Ricky Tarrant, a sophomore for the Tulane men's basketball team, was named to the 2012-13 preseason first-team All-Conference USA team, it was announced by the league office on Thursday.

The preseason honors were selected by the league's 12 head coaches.

Tarrant is coming off one of the most successful freshman campaigns in Tulane history. The Pleasant Grove, Ala., native was named the 2011-12 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection after leading the Green Wave with 14.9 points per game and 102 assists. He also earned seven Freshman of the Week honors during the season, including twice after scoring a freshman conference and school 33 points against both SMU and UAB.

"This is a nice honor for Ricky," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "It is always good to see these guys getting the recognition they deserved from their performances last season. We know that these are just preseason honors and there is still a lot of work to do to get ready for the season."

Tarrant was joined on the preseason team by East Carolina's Miguel Paul, Marshall's DeAndre Kane, Memphis' Tarik Black and the preseason Player of the Year Keith Clanton of UCF.

The Green Wave opens the season on Nov. 9 in Atlanta when they face Georgia Tech in a rematch of last season's thrilling 57-52 Tulane victory. Tulane first home game is Nov. 13 against Bethune-Cookman as part of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.

Season tickets for the 2012-13 Tulane men's basketball season will cost $500 for floor seats, $250 for reserved courtside, $125 for adult baseline, $50 for youth baseline and $300 for the "Family 4 Pack" which includes 2 adult and 2 youth tickets. For additional information, contact the Tulane Team Shop ticket office in person on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is also available over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.
2012-13 PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-8, 250, Sr., Orlando, Fla.

2012-13 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

Miguel Paul, East Carolina, G, 6-1, 170, Sr., Winter Haven, Fla.

DeAndre Kane, Marshall, G, 6-4, 195, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tarik Black, Memphis, F, 6-9, 262, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

Ricky Tarrant, Tulane, G, 6-2, 190, So., Pleasant Grove, Ala.

Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-8, 250, Sr., Orlando, Fla.

2012-13 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

Dennis Tinnon, Marshall, F, 6-8, 232, Sr., Green Bay, Wis.

Chris Crawford, Memphis, G, 604, 218, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

Joe Jackson, Memphis, G, 6-1, 171, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

Adonis Thomas, Memphis, F/G, 6-6, 242, So., Memphis, Tenn.

Neil Watson, Southern Miss, G, 5-11, 160, Jr., Kansas City, Kan.


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