NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced the 2012 All-Louisiana men’s basketball team on Sunday. Loyola’s Corey Gray was named second team All-Louisiana while Robert Lovaglio was honorable mention.
In his senior season, Corey Gray averaged 17.7 points, shot 38.8% from the field, 41.9% from three-point range, and 82.1% from the free-throw line. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 2.1 steals.
The Indiana native led the team in scoring and steals. He was nationally ranked in the NAIA in eight categories, including 18th in three-point field goals made per game. Gray scored a season high 33 points against the University of New Orleans. In addition, he scored nine 20+ scoring games.
Gray also marched his way into the Loyola record books this year. The senior guard scored 531 points on the season, which ranks 9th on Loyola’s single season scoring list. Furthermore, Gray finished with 1,387 career points, which ranks ninth on Loyola’s all-time career scoring list.
For his season’s efforts, Gray was also named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and All-Conference Team for the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Loyola’s Robert Lovaglio, who was named honorable mention, had an outstanding sophomore season.
Lovaglio averaged 16.08 points per game, scoring 386 total on the year. He shot 50.9% from the floor, 41.7% from beyond the arc, and 70.6% from the charity-stripe. Lovaglio led the team in rebounds and assists, averaging 6.88 and 2.38 respectively.
The Winter Park native recorded three double-doubles on the year, including one at The Barn against #21 Xavier. Lovaglio scored a season high 26 points twice and set a new career high of 15 rebounds vs. Carver Bible.
Lovaglio was also named to the All-Conference Team for the SSAC.
Both Corey Gray and Rob Lovaglio spearheaded the Wolfpack’s offense this year, which resulted in their SSAC West Division Title. In addition, they helped lead the squad to their best regular season winning percentage (.679) and their first 20 win season since 1947.
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