Pair of former Roadrunners named to Southland Conference 1990s All-Decade Team
FRISCO — Former UTSA standouts Marlon Anderson and Roderic Hall were named to the Southland Conference 1990s All-Decade Team, the league office announced on Monday.
Anderson was a two-year letterwinner from 1994-96 and he scored 1,150 points in just 56 games (20.5 ppg) with the Roadrunners, the most points in school history by a two-year player and eighth-most overall. The East Chicago, Ind., native's average ranks as the second-best mark in school annals and he did most of his damage from behind the 3-point line. The 1995 Southland Newcomer of the Year drained 192 treys, which ranks third all-time, and Anderson still holds the school record for 3-point field goal percentage at 41.5 percent. He connected from long distance 96 times in each of his two campaigns, which are tied atop the single-season 3-point field list. A two-time first-team all-conference selection and member of the 1996 All-Southland Tournament Team, Anderson owns two of the top 11 single-game scoring performances with 38 at North Texas on March 4, 1995, and 36 against Northwestern State on Feb. 17, 1996.
Meanwhile, Hall was a two-year letterwinner from 1996-98 and he tallied 835 points in 53 contests (15.8 ppg), which ranks 21st on the school's career scoring chart. The Yoakum native was named 1998 Southland Player of the Year and first-team all-conference after averaging 17.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a senior. The 1997 Southland Newcomer of the Year still holds the UTSA and Southland single-game scoring record with 52 against Maine on Dec. 6, 1997, and he also posted the sixth-best performance in school annals with 39 points at Louisiana-Monroe on Jan. 5, 1998. Hall's career scoring average is tied for sixth in school history and his 3-point field-goal percentage of 36 and 124 treys rank eighth and ninth, respectively, on the Roadrunners' all-time lists.
The pair joins 19 other players on the team, including 1990s Player of the Decade Reggie Jackson of Nicholls. Louisiana-Monroe's Mike Vining was voted Coach of the Decade.
The Southland previously has announced the All-Decade Teams in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and will recognize the All-Decade Team for the 2000s later this week.
To best assess the candidate pool for the all-decade team, the Southland developed a metric that analyzed numerous elements of a student-athlete’s performance and value within the league at the time. Most notably, the conference honored “real-time” factors such as all-conference selection by coaches and a player’s statistical performance among his peers at the time. Furthermore, other components of selection including a player’s effort toward helping his team win a championship or finish near the top of the conference, whether he earned individual honors from the league, participated in postseason tournaments and/or was drafted by the NBA or ABA at the time.
Southland Conference 1990s All-Decade Men’s Basketball Team
||East Chicago, Ind.|
|Willie Brand||UT Arlington||1987-91||G||Omaha, Neb.|
|Larry Carr||Louisiana-Monroe||1993-95||G||Athens, Ga.|
|Rosell Ellis||McNeese State||1995-97||F||Seattle, Wash.|
|Jeff Foster||Texas State||1996-99||C||San Antonio, Texas|
|Kenderick Franklin||Nicholls||1994-98||F||Baton Rouge, La.|
|Carlos Funchess||Louisiana-Monroe||1989-91||G||Magee, Miss.|
|Roderic Hall||UTSA||1996-98||G||Yoakum, Texas|
|Reggie Jackson||Nicholls||1991-95||F/C||Baker, La.|
|Anthony Jones||Louisiana-Monroe||1987-91||G||Lake Providence, La.|
|Gerard King||Nicholls||1991-95||F/C||New Orleans, La.|
|Eric Kubel||Northwestern State||1990-94||F||Moreno Valley, Calif.|
|Demond Mallet||McNeese State||1996-2001||G||Leesville, La.|
|Paul Marshall||Louisiana-Monroe||1993-96||G||Shreveport, La.
|Donte Mathis||Texas State||1996-99||G||San Antonio, Texas|
|Jason McCutcheon||Nicholls||1997-99||F||Mobile, Ala.|
|Ryan Stuart||Louisiana-Monroe||1991-93||F||Freeport, Bahamas|
|Jesse Ratliff||North Texas||1990-94||F||Biloxi, Miss.|
|Mike Smith||Louisiana-Monroe||1998-2000||F||West Monroe, La.|
|Fred Thompson||Louisiana-Monroe||1988-90||G||Sumter, S.C.|
|Lynwood Wade||Texas State||1992-94||F||Muskogee, Okla.|
|Player of the Decade: Reggie Jackson, Nicholls (1991-95)|
|Coach of the Decade: Mike Vining, Louisiana-Monroe|