Memphis sophomore guard Will Barton, to no one's surprise, was named first-team all-conference by Conference USA this morning. Barton is C-USA's scoring champion with an average of 18.7 points per game. He also leads the Tigers with 8.1 rebounds per game. Barton was a third-team selection as a freshman after the 2010-11 season.
Sophomore center Tarik Black was named to the second team. Black leads C-USA in field-goal percentage (68.2 percent) while averaging 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. The graduate of Ridgeway High School leads the Tigers with 47 blocked shots.
Another Memphis native, sophomore guard Chris Crawford, was named to the third team. The Sheffield High alum is among C-USA's steals leaders with 57 and leads Memphis with 117 assists. He's averaged 9.3 points and paces the Tigers with 47 three-point field goals.
This marks the fifth time at least three Tigers have earned all-conference accolades in the same season (also in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009). The 2008 team had four.