GREENSBORO, N.C. -- UNCG is home to several Southern Conference season awards.
Wednesday, the SoCon announced Spartan Head Coach Wes Miller has been named Conference Coach of the Year. Miller led UNCG to their second straight SoCon regular season title and their first outright regular season title in program history.
Miller and the Spartans won 24 games while only losing 7 contests this season.
Also earning an award was sophomore forward James Dickey. The Raleigh native was named the SoCon's Defensive Player of the Year. He recorded 64 blocks and grabbed 8.4 rebounds per game, leading the conference in both categories.
Dickey is the first Spartan to earn Defensive Player of the Year in program history; he was also named Second Team All-SoCon.
Junior guard Francis Alonso earned a spot on the First Team All-SoCon team for the first time in his career. Alonso finished second in the conference, averaging 16.1 points per game. He also set a single-season record at UNCG with 104 made 3-pointers.
Joining Dickey on the Second Team is senior forward Marvin Smith. Smith was named to the Second Team by the media and Third Team by the conference's coaches. He averaged a career best 12.6 points per game on the season and 13.4 points in the SoCon.
This is Smith's first All-SoCon honor.
First-year guard Isaiah Miller was named to the league's All-Freshman team, joining Dickey (2017) and Alonso (2016), who both won the award over the past two seasons. Miller averaged 8.6 points per game in his first year with the Spartans.
Next, UNCG turns its attention to the SoCon Tournament in Asheville. The Spartans come into the postseason as the league's number one seed. They will get a first-round bye and start tournament play Saturday at noon against the winner of the Citadel and VMI.