St. Louis, Mo., March 2, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team had four student-athletes named to the 2016 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team, as announced Wednesday by the conference office.
Junior forward Clinton Hooks and sophomore forward Andrew Sanders were named to the second team, while sophomore guard Kevin Kucera and senior guard Luke Silverman-Lloyd picked up honorable-mention honors.
Hooks started all 25 games at shooting forward for the Bears, averaging 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He was first on the squad in blocks (27) and second in three-pointers made (49). Hooks ranked sixth in the UAA in three-point field-goal percentage (39.8) and eighth in blocks (1.1). He scored in double figures in 16 of 25 games played, including a career-high 26 points at Brandeis University Feb. 19.
Sanders averaged a team-best 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in 25 starts for the Bears at power forward. He scored in double figures in 20 of 25 games played, including a career-best 26 points in a 96-80 win at Case Western Reserve University Jan. 15. Sanders recorded a team-high 12 double-doubles, and led the UAA in free-throws attempted (159) and was second in free-throws made (111). He also ranked third in the conference in rebounding, sixth in scoring and seventh in field-goal percentage (51.3).
Kucera started all 25 games at point guard, and averaged 11.0 points and a team-high 5.4 assists per game. He scored in double figures in 14 games, and poured in a career-best 23 points in a 107-98 win vs. Case Western Reserve Feb. 12. Kucera dished out five or more assists in 15 games, including a career-best 10 on three occasions. He finished the season third in the UAA in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), fourth in steals (1.4) and 10th in free-throw percentage (.736).
Silverman-Lloyd, who picked up honorable-mention honors for the second-straight season, averaged 10.8 points and 2.7 assists per game in 25 starts for WashU at shooting guard. He scored in double figures in 16 games, including a career-high 24 on 7-of-8 three-point shooting in a 96-80 win at Case Western Reserve Jan. 15. Silverman-Lloyd tied for the UAA lead in three-pointers made (61) and was fourth in three-point field-goal percentage 40.0. He wrapped up his career with 143 three-pointers and 630 points scored, and ranks seventh in school history in three-point field-goal percentage (.427).
WashU won its final five games of the season to finish with a 15-10 overall record, securing its 32nd-consecutive winning season under head coach Mark Edwards. The Bears posted 7-7 record in UAA play to finish in fifth place.