Pat Birt Named to Horizon League's All-Freshman Team

Freshman Pat Birt
Freshman Pat Birt

March 3, 2014

CHICAGO - UIC men's basketball player Pat Birt has been selected to the Horizon League's All-Freshman team as voted on by conference coaches, media and sports information directors.  The conference office also released the first-and second-team All-League honorees along with a variety of specialty awards.  See below for a complete listing of award winners.

"Pat (Birt) has improved tremendously during his first year of college basketball," said UIC Head Coach Howard Moore.  "He has a very high ceiling in this league and I am happy for him that he is getting well-deserved recognition."

Birt has played in 29 games and started 15 for the Flames this season and is one of UIC's best long-range threats, shooting 39.3 percent from behind the arc.  He ranks as the sixth-highest scoring freshman in the conference with an average of 6.5 points per game, while also sits sixth on the team.  The Plano, Texas native also reached double-digits on seven separate occasions this year, including five times in HL play.

The ninth-seeded Flames will open first-round Horizon League Tournament action at No. 4 seed Valparaiso on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT. 


Player of the Year: Keifer Sykes, Green Bay

Freshman of the Year: Kahlil Felder, Oakland

Defensive Player of the Year: Alec Brown, Green Bay

Sixth Man of the Year: Jon Harris, Cleveland State

Coach of the Year: Brian Wardle, Green Bay


All-League Teams

First Team

            Keifer Sykes, Jr., G -- Green Bay

            Kendrick Perry, Sr., G -- Youngstown State

            Alec Brown, Sr., C -- Green Bay

            Travis Bader, Sr., G -- Oakland

            LaVonte Dority, Sr., G -- Valparaiso

Second Team

            Bryn Forbes, So., G -- Cleveland State

            Juwan Howard, Jr., Jr., F -- Detroit

            Corey Petros, Jr., F -- Oakland

            AJ Pacher, Sr., C -- Wright State

            Jordan Aaron, Sr., G -- Milwaukee

All-Freshman Team

            Kahlil Felder, G -- Oakland

            Alec Peters, F -- Valparaiso

            Lexus Williams, G -- Valparaiso

            Jarod Williams, G -- Detroit

            Pat Birt, G -- UIC

All-Defensive Team

            Alec Brown, Sr., C -- Green Bay

            Jordan Fouse, So., F -- Green Bay

            Duke Mondy, Sr., G -- Oakland

            Kendrick Perry, Sr., G -- Youngstown State

            Matt Vest, Sr., G -- Wright State