Lacey Suggs among four Seahawks honored by NCCSIA

WILMINGTON, North Carolina ( – Four members of the UNCW Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams have been recognized for their performances last season by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

Record-setting rebounder Devontae Cacok and senior playmaker Jordon Talley of UNCW have been honored by the NCCSIA for their outstanding men’s basketball seasons in 2017-18.

Cacok, from Riverdale, Ga., was named First-Team All-State and Talley, from Richmond, Va., picked up Second-Team honors from the group of state athletics communications professionals.

The 6-7, 240-pound Cacok averaged a double-double of 17.7 points and 13.5 rebounds and earned First-Team All-CAA and NABC All-District 10 accolades following his third season in the program. The talented Georgian set a UNCW record for rebounds in a single season with 431 caroms, also the third most in a CAA season in the league’s history.

Cacok, a member of the CAA’s All-Defensive unit the last two years, led all NCAA Division I players in rebounding this past season and grabbed 20 or more caroms on three occasions. He has 857 rebounds in three years with the Seahawks, only 198 boards shy of Keith Rendleman’s all-time record of 1,055.

Talley, meanwhile, closed out an outstanding career as the school’s ninth all-time scorer and No. 3 all-time assist maker following a stellar senior year. The 6-1, 180-pound point guard averaged 16.9 points – the second-best on the team – and led the club with 5.7 assists while knocking down a team-high 75 three-pointers.

Talley was a Third-Team All-CAA choice after reaching double figures in scoring in 29-of-31 games and racking up three double-doubles. He matched the CAA Tournament record with a 37-point outburst vs. Hofstra in the CAA quarterfinals on March 4 in Charleston.

NCCSIA First-Team All-State
Pos. Name School Class Hometown
G Chris Clemmons Campbell Jr. Raleigh, N.C.
G Ronshad Shabazz Appalachian State Jr. Raleigh, N.C.
F Devontae Cacok UNCW Jr. Riverdale, Ga.
F Tyler Seibring Elon Jr. Normal, Ill.
G Jon Davis Charlotte Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.


NCCSIA Second-Team All-State
Pos. Name School Class Hometown
G Jordon Talley UNCW Sr. Richmond, Va.
G David Eianayi Gardner-Webb R-Jr. Orlando Fla.
G Jahaad Proctor High Point Jr. Harrisburg, Pa.
C Raasean Davis N.C. Central R-Jr. Chicago, Ill.
F Femi Olujobi North Carolina A&T R-Jr. Long Island, N.Y.


UNCW redshirt senior forward Jenny DeGraaf and sophomore guard Lacey Suggs have been named as Second-Team selections on the 2017-18 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State University Division Women’s Basketball Team.

One of two players to start all 31 games for the Seahawks, DeGraaf ranked second on the team with an 11.6 points per game scoring average, while grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game. The Springboro, Ohio, native also led the Colonial Athletic Association with an .835 free throw percentage, the fifth-best mark in school history.

In addition, DeGraaf scored in double figures in 19-of-31 games and authored five double-double efforts. In two seasons with the Seahawks, she scored 578 points and pulled down 373 rebounds, starting 39-of-61 contests.

Suggs, meanwhile, finished her sophomore campaign as the Seahawks’ leading scorer by averaging 11.8 points per game and serving as the team’s first substitute off the bench. A product of White Lake, N.C., she tallied 21 double-digit performances, including a team-best five games with 20 or more points.

Suggs, who finished the season as the 14th-leading scorer in the CAA, guided UNCW to a win over VCU on Nov. 29 by scoring a career-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, marking her third consecutive 20-point effort.

DeGraaf and Suggs are the first UNCW players to earn All-State notice since Shatia Cole was a Second-Team pick in 2015-16.

UNCW Women’s Basketball All-State Selections
2017-18: Jenny DeGraaf (2nd team), Lacey Suggs (2nd team)
2015-16: Shatia Cole (2nd team)
2014-15: Kelva Atkins (1st team)
2013-14: Kelva Atkins (2nd team)
2012-13: Karneisha Garrett (2nd team)
2011-12: Alisha Andrews (2nd team)
2010-11: Brittany Blackwell (1st team), Alisha Andrews (2nd team)
2007-08: Brittany Blackwell (1st team), Sahsha Taylor (2nd team)
2006-07: Lori Drake (2nd team)
2005-06: Sahsha Taylor (1st team)

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