(COLUMBIA, Mo.) Xavielle Brown led the American Midwest Conference in scoring, averaging 20 points while also leading Park University at more than six rebounds per game, ranking sixth in the AMC, and Tuesday, after the AMC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship, he was named First-Team All-Conference by the league's coaches at the Southwell Complex in Columbia.
Brown was joined among AMC all-conference selections by teammate and senior Denzell Cook, a forward from Omaha, Neb., who was named Second-Team All-AMC.
A sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., Brown was the AMC's Freshman of the Year in 2012-13, and in his second season, he had 19 double-digit scoring games, including five at more than 30 points. Twice, in conference play, Brown had a career-high 34 points, in wins over Mid-Continent and Harris-Stowe. Brown had three double-doubles, including a 16-rebound effort to go with 19 points in the Pirates' come-from-behind win in the AMC quarterfinals against Williams Baptist.
Cook also had a big night in the postseason win over WBC, scoring nine of Park's 11 in overtime during the win. He ranked in the AMC's top 20 for scoring at 13.6 points per game, 37 steals, and 4.9 rebounds per game. Cook and Brown both earned weekly awards in the AMC as men's basketball player of the week during the 2013-14 season, in December, January and February.
"Denzell gave us another go-to option, especially late in the year, and I think people know what Xavielle meant to this team," said Park coach Jason Kline. "I'm excited to see what Xavielle's future holds in our program, and I have to thank Denzell, because he only got one year with us, but he was a leader throughout this season."
The Pirates dropped a one-point heartbreaker to close the season last Saturday, falling to Columbia College 66-65 in the AMC semifinals at the Southwell Complex.
2013-14 AMC All-Conference Teams