Southern Miss

USM's Watson, Craig make all-conference

Southern Miss senior point guard Neil Watson and senior forward Michael Craig were both honored by Conference USA on Monday.

Watson made the All-Conference USA First Team while Craig made third-team All-Conference USA.

Watson has made a team-best 30 starts as the Golden Eagles' leading scorer (10.8 ppg).

He leads Conference USA and ranks fourth nationally in free throw percentage (.933), including a string of 51 consecutive free throws to set a school record.

Watson is only the second player in school history to reach 1,000 points, 450 assists, 250 rebounds and 125 steals for his career.

Craig, who averages 10.7 points a game, is USM's leading rebounder with an average of 7.2 a contest.USM begins play in the Conference USA Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday in El Paso Texas.

2013-14 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM

Pablo Bertone, Florida Atlantic, Sr., 6-2, 198, G, Arroyito, Argentina

Chad Frazier, UAB, Jr., 6-4, 190, G, Charlotte, N.C.

Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee, Sr., 6-8, 236, F, Hialeah, Fla.

Kenneth "Speedy" Smith, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Neil Watson, Southern Miss, Sr., 5-11, 170, G, Kansas City, Kan.

2013-14 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM

Vince Hunter, UTEP, Fr., 6-8, 200, F, Detroit, Mich.

Tymell Murphy, FIU, Sr., 6-5, 215, F, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Akeem Richmond, East Carolina, Sr., 6-0, 180, Sanford, N.C.

Julian Washburn, UTEP, Jr., 6-8, 210, F, Duncanville, Texas

James Woodard, Tulsa, So., 6-3, 183, G, Arcadia, Okla.

2013-14 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM 

John Bohannon, UTEP, Sr., 6-11, 210, C, Lancaster, Texas

Kareem Canty, Marshall, Fr., 6-1, 180, G, Harlem, N.Y.

Michael Craig, Southern Miss, Sr., 6-5, 230, F, Phoenix, Ariz.

Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech, So., G, Chipley, Fla.

Pierriá Henry, Charlotte, Jr., 6-4, 188, G, Charleston, W.Va.

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