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UTC freshman Kevin Easley (34) shoots around Furman forward Clay Mounce during last Saturday's SoCon matchup at McKenzie Arena.

Updated with more information at 6:20 p.m. on March 6, 2019.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga completed a sweep of Southern Conference basketball freshman of the year honors Wednesday when Kevin Easley was announced as the league's men's winner. UTC's Eboni Williams was announced as the women's winner Tuesday.

SoCon media and coaches each name their own All-SoCon teams and honorees, and Easley was picked as the top freshman by both, according to a SoCon release. He is first UTC player to earn the honor.

Easley has averaged 14.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season, with both of those figures leading the Mocs (12-19), who return to competition at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a SoCon tournament quarterfinal against East Tennessee State University (23-8) in Asheville, North Carolina.

A 6-foot-6 forward from Indianapolis, Easley was also named to the coaches' All-SoCon third team.

"It's a blessing," Easley said. "I worked hard and my teammates and coaches put me in good position this year to be able to accomplish this. It's been a long, long season, but I'm proud of it. I worked hard for it, and I feel blessed to get it."

Media and coaches agreed Wofford guard Fletcher Magee was the league's player of the year for the second consecutive season, while the Terriers' Mike Young was voted coach of the year and UNC Greensboro guard Isaiah Miller was chosen the defensive player of the year.

Young, Wofford's coach since 2002, is the coaches' pick for the fourth time in his career and the third time in six seasons. He has won the media honor three times.

Joining Magee on the coaches' first team were teammate Cameron Jackson, Furman's Matt Rafferty and UNCG's Francis Alonso and Miller. Media voted ETSU's Jeromy Rodriguez on the first team instead of Miller.

Contact Lindsey Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6296. Follow him on Twitter @youngsports22.

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