Idaho's Orlando Lightfoot has become the second men's basketball player in Big Sky Conference history to be named the league's outstanding player more than once.
The Vandal senior and Idaho State's Jim Potter also were the only unanimous selections to the all-Big Sky first-team announced Wednesday. The conference's eight head coaches could not vote for their own players.Joining Lightfoot and Potter on the all-Big Sky first-team are Robbie Johnson and Johnnie Moore of Weber State, Jason Word of Northern Arizona, Deon Watson of Idaho, Shambric Williams and John Coker of Boise State, Donell Morgan and Terance Fleming of Idaho State, and Nico Harrison of Montana State.
Weber's Ruben Nembhard, a junior guard, and Elroy Miller, a senior guard/forward, received were on the honorable mention team.
With his second outstanding player award, Lightfoot, a 6-7, 235-pound forward from Chattanooga, Tenn., joins Montana's Larry Krystkowiak as the only Big Sky men to win two or more.
Lightfoot edged Potter and Weber's Johnson for outstanding player honors.
All-Big Sky team
Orlando Lightfoot, Idaho, Sr. forward
Jim Potter, Idaho St., Jr. forward
Robbie Johnson, Weber St., Sr. guard
Deon Watson, Idaho, Sr. forward
Shambric Williams, Boise St., Sr. forward
Jason Word, Northern Arizona, Sr. guard
John Coker, Boise St., Jr. center
Donell Morgan, Idaho St., Jr. forward
Terance Fleming, Idaho St., Sr. guard
Nico Harrison, Montana St., So. guard
Johnnie Moore, Weber St., Sr., forward
Matt Kempfert, Montana, Jr. forward; John Rondeno, Northern Arizona, Jr. guard; Ruben Nembhard, Weber St., Jr. guard; Lorenzo Watkins, Idaho St., Jr. guard; Elroy Miller, Weber St., Sr. guard/forward; Steve Shepherd, Boise St., Fr. guard; Ben Johnson, Idaho, Jr. guard; Jeremy Lake, Montana, Jr. guard Mont.; Chancellor Davis, Northern Arizona, Fr. guard; Travis DeCuire, Montana, Sr. guard.