Northwestern State guard Jalan West, a star during his time at Bossier High, has been named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year.

West led the Southland Conference in free throw percentage (83.6,) steals per game (2.4,) and assisst-to-turnover ratio (2.9.)  Jalan ranks third in the conference in assists, averaging 5.4 per game... the most among freshman.

Demon Junior forward DeQuan Hicks was named Newcomer of the Year.

NSU has a double bye in the Southland tournament and will play on Friday.