Ragin' Cajuns' Shawn Long, Jay Wright receive All-Sun Belt Conference honors _lowres

Louisiana-Lafayette forward Shawn Long, left, drives on ULAR forward Roger Woods during their game at the Cajundome Thursday March 05, 2015 in Lafayette, AL. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

Long was named a first-teamer for the second consecutive season after averaging 17 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in his junior season. Long and Arkansas State’s Anthony Livingston (15.9/10) were the only players in the SBC to average a double-double in the regular season.

The Morgan City native is just 10 rebounds shy of becoming the third player in team history to snag 1,000 rebounds in his career.

Wright, who was named to the third team, played a crucial role in the Cajuns’ six-game winning streak to close the regular season, averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game during the streak while also playing lock down defense on the opposing team’s best guard.

The sophomore junior college transfer improved as the season went along, and was one of two Cajuns players to average double-digit points in league play.

He finished the season scoring 9.4 points per game, shooting 40.3 percent from the 3-point line while handing out a team-best 105 assists.

Hunter was named the Player of the Year for the second consecutive year after scoring 19.7 points per game for SBC regular-season champion Georgia State. He was the only player in the league to top 600 points in the regular season (611).

While Hunter is known around the league as a shooter, he dominated at the free throw line this season, where he made 184 of his 211 attempts. No other player in the conference attempted 200 free throws.

Georgia Southern’s Jelani Hewitt was named Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 2.7 steals per game.

ULM coach Keith Richard was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Warhawks to a third-place finish with a 14-6 mark in league play. ULM was tabbed to finish sixth in the conference on the preseason ballot.

Troy’s Wesley Person was named the league’s freshman of the year after averaging 14.2 points per game this season.

Coaches and one media member from each team voted on the awards.