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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

First 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

Honorable Mention

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.