Shawn Long (Louisiana at Lafayette)
Last season Shawn Long was a key component in Louisiana at Lafayette's run through the Sun Belt Tournament. As a sophomore he averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. At times he was simply the most dominating force on the court. The 6-foot-9 junior began this season on the Lou Henson award Preseason Watch List. A first team All-Sun Belt selection and a conference player of the year candidate, Long hopes to lead the Ragin' Cajuns back to the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season.