BIRMINGHAM – Blue Ribbon Yearbook named UAB men’s basketball guard Tavin Lovan to its Preseason All-Conference USA Team on Thursday morning. The publication also picked the Blazers to finish first in Conference USA’s West Division for the 2021-22 season.
Lovan, a junior from Franklin, Kentucky, averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this past season. Lovan reached double figures in points scored 19 times in 2020-21, tying with teammate Michael Ertel for the most points per game in Conference USA play (12.2).
Lovan, who led the Blazers with 66 assists this past season, earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors a season ago. Lovan’s 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 86-74 win over Rice helped him earn Conference USA Co-Player of the Week honors on Jan. 23.
The Blazers also topped the West Division in Blue Ribbon Yearbook’s preseason forecast. UAB finished second in the West Division this past season with a 13-5 record in conference play.
MEN’S BASKETBALL TICKET INFORMATION
Men’s basketball season tickets for the 2021-22 season are on sale now. Current basketball season ticket holders can click here to renew their original 2020-21 seat locations prior to social distancing adjustments. Click here to purchase new 2021-22 season which start as low as $100 with the Blaze’s Corner season ticket.
Fans interested in season tickets can fill out the season ticket request form or contact the UAB Ticket Office at (205) 975-UAB1 to receive additional information.
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BLUE RIBBON FORECAST
2. Western Kentucky
3. Old Dominion
7. Middle Tennessee
2. Louisiana Tech
3. North Texas
7. Southern Miss
F-Kenneth Lofton, Jr., FR, Louisiana Tech
G-Souley Boum, JR, UTEP
G-Taevion Kinsey, JR, Marshall
G-Tavin Lovan, JR, UAB
G-Jahmir Young, SO, Charlotte
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Taevion Kinsey, JR, Marshall
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Zion Harmon, FR, Western Kentucky