Barnes, Tucker Named to All-ICAA Teams

WEST PALM BEACH – As the collegiate basketball season came to a close all together as of recent, the All-Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) teams were announced. Palm Beach Atlantic players Derek Barnes and Sean Tucker were two of 15 players selected for All-ICAA teams.

Barnes, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, was honored as a second-team All-ICAA pick. The point guard was visibly PBA’s most notable player, leading the Sailfish with 14.3 points per game, tallying 428 points in 30 games. Barnes also lead the squad in assists and steals, averaging 3.33 assists per game while recording 38 steals. Barnes was always the first Sailfish talked about amongst opposing coaches, and the double-teams he faced made it known throughout the 2006-07 campaign.

Tucker, an all-around forward from Charlotte, N.C., was also received an All-ICAA selection, being named to the All-ICAA Third Team. Tucker was Barnes’ accomplice down low, while also giving his opponents a headache with his pure shooting ability. Tucker averaged 13.5 points per game this season, while leading the team with 5.4 rebounds per contest. He also led the team in three-point shooing percentage, making 40.3 percent of his 144 attempts from behind the arch.

Both Tucker and Barnes notched career-highs in 2006-07. Barnes tallied a career-high 28 points in PBA’s two-point loss at Rollins College, while Tucker amassed a career-high 26 points at the University of Tampa. Tucker also brought down a career-high 13 rebounds on Jan. 6 versus Saint Leo.

As the focus begins to shift to next year’s season, fans can continue to expect great performances from these two individuals, as they continue to lead the Sailfish towards success.

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