Trio of Knights Honored by The American

ORLANDO ( –The UCF men’s basketball completed one its best regular seasons in program history over the weekend, and on Monday three members of the team were honored by the American Athletic Conference with All-Conference accolades.


BJ Taylor, Aubrey Dawkins and Tacko Fall all earned postseason all-conference honors from The American, as voted on by the league’s coaches. It marked the first time that UCF garnered multiple all-conference accolades from The American and the first time in the program’s D1 history that the team had three all-conference honorees in a single-season.


The Knights were the only team in the league to register three players on this year’s postseason all-conference teams.


Taylor was one of five players in the league to earn First Team All-Conference honors after leading the Knights in scoring for the fourth time in his career. He’s the first-ever UCF player to be named First Team All-Conference by The American and the first Knight in any conference since Isaiah Sykes in Conference USA back in 2012-13.


The Orlando native led UCF with 16.2 points per game and ranked in the Top-11 in the conference in points, assists, free throw percentage, assist-to-turnover ratio and minutes played. His 172 free throws set a new UCF single-season record and ranks 18th nationally.


Dawkins earned Second Team All-Conference honors after helping lead the Knights to a 23-7 record on the season, the program’s most regular season wins in its D1 history. In his first year on the court for UCF Dawkins averaged 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 39 percent from three-point range.


Fall rounded out the Knights’ honors, earning a Third Team All-Conference selection. It marks Fall’s second career-honor from the league, having been named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. The UCF center averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while leading the league with 2.43 blocked shots per game and a 75.1 field goal percentage.


Taylor, Dawkins, Fall and the Knight continue their season on Friday at the 2019 Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship. UCF takes on the winner of Memphis and Tulane at the FedEx Forum at 2 p.m. ET.

2019 American Athletic Conference
First Team All-Conference
Shizz Alston, Jr., Temple
Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati *
Corey Davis, Jr., Houston *
Jeremiah Martin, Memphis *
BJ Taylor, UCF

Second Team All-Conference
Armoni Brooks, Houston
Aubrey Dawkins, UCF
Markis McDuffie, Wichita State
Jahmal McMurray, SMU
Quinton Rose, Temple

Third Team All-Conference
Jalen Adams, UConn
David Collins, USF
Tacko Fall, UCF
DaQuan Jeffries, Tulsa
Laquincy Rideau, USF

All-Freshman Team
Dexter Dennis, Wichita State
Jayden Gardner, ECU *
Tyler Harris, Memphis
Nate Hinton, Houston *
Alexis Yetna, USF *

*unanimous selection