C-USA honors UTSA’s Jhivvan Jackson, Deon Lyle

UTSA men’s basketball on Tuesday continued to collect Conference USA postseason awards.

Guard Jhivvan Jackson has been named as Freshman of the Year and junior forward Deon Lyle won the Sixth Player of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday.


Jhivvan Jackson finds an open space and hits a mid-range jumper against Marshall.

The announcement followed Monday’s news that Jackson was named second-team all conference and, also, that both Jackson and Keaton Wallace had made the All Freshman team.

UTSA is having its best season in six years.

The Roadrunners have posted an 18-13 record, including an 11-7 finish for fifth place in the C-USA standings.

The Roadrunners open C-USA tournament Wednesday night in Frisco against the UTEP Miners.

Here are some season highlights for each of the three players:

Jhivvan Jackson


Jackson strips UTEP’s Omega Harris and races for a layup, giving the Roadrunners a three-point lead with 12 seconds left on Jan. 21 at the Convocation Center.

Fifth-leading freshman scorer in the NCAA is out for the season with a knee injury … He broke a 19-year-old school record for freshman with 534 points, the most for a first-year player at UTSA since Devin Brown in 1998-99 … Averaged 18.4 ppg to lead the team … Registered three games with 30 or more points …

Deon Lyle


Jhivvan Jackson takes off on the dribble and passes to Deon Lyle for a layup in the first half on Feb. 3 against Western Kentucky.

Tied Wallace for second in scoring (11.3 points) in 18.6 minutes per game … Played all but the last two games of he season off the bench … Started the last two after Jackson was knocked out with a knee injury … Averaged 12.5 in conference … Shot 44.4 percent on 3-pointers to lead C-USA and rank 19th nationally …

Keaton Wallace


UTSA freshman Keaton Wallace gets open and sinks a foul-line jumper in the first half against UTEP.

Averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 assists and 0.9 steals … Ranks as the No. 5 freshman scorer in school history with 351 points … When his shooting cooled off at mid-season, he picked up his game in other areas, registering 11 assists in one game and eight in another …

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