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Houston—The remarkable dream season for the Bleu Devils keeps getting better. The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament MVP, Demetric Austin (JR/Washington, D.C.), was named Dr. Cavil's 2015-2016 HBCU Men's Mid-Major Newcomer of the Year while teammate and GCAC Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year Montrey Thomas (FR/Shreveport, La.) was named Dr. Cavil's HBCU Men's Mid-Major Freshman of the Year. Austin also landed a spot on the Men's Mid-Major Division Second Team HBCU All-American team.
The list is a composite of the top players in the Major Division from the NCAA Division 1 MEAC, SWAC, and Tennessee State of the OVC and the top players in the Mid-Major Division from the NCAA Division II, (CIAA, SIAC, and the Independent programs as well as the RRAC & GCAC, HBCU programs of the NAIA).