Four Bisons Earn Men’s Basketball All-GAC Honors

Courtesy Harding University Athletics Department

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Four Harding men’s basketball players received Great American Conference postseason honors Wednesday as the conference announced its award at the GAC Tournament banquet. 

Harding senior Zach Roddenberry was named 1st Team All-GAC. Junior Hayden Johnson and senior Bradley Spencer were named honorable mention All-GAC, and Tony Cochran was named GAC Freshman of the Year. 

Roddenberry, a native of Conyers, Ga., earned 1st Team honors for the second straight season after leading the conference in field goal percentage (63.4 percent) and leading the team in both scoring (17.1 points per game) and rebounding (7.5 per game).

Roddenberry is the first Harding player to earn back-to-back 1st Team All-Conference honors since Matt Hall in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

Johnson, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., is second on the team in scoring (11.7 ppg) and ranks fourth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (42.2 percent). 

A native of Lonoke, Ark., Spencer averaged 9.7 points and was sixth in the GAC with 3.4 assists per game.

Roddenberry and Spencer both surpassed the 1,000 career point barrier during the 2012-13 season.

Cochran, a native of St. Louis, Mo., was the leading 3-point shooter in the conference, hitting 44.0 percent from 3-point range. He was sixth in the GAC with 2.2 3-pointers per game.

Cochran is Harding’s first conference Freshman of the Year since Hall won the Gulf South Conference award in 2003-04.

Harding earned the No. 1 seed in the GAC Tournament that begins Friday. The Bisons take on Southern Arkansas at the Bruin Field House in Bartlesville at 6 p.m.

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