by Mike Potter
N.C. Central junior C.J. Wilkerson has been named first-team Division I All-Independent and also the independents' newcomer of the year.
The team was selected in a vote of sports information directors and head coaches.
Wilkerson averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for the Eagles this season.
Seattle forward Charles Garcia was selected as player of the year and Seattle's Cameron Dollar is coach of the year.
Longwood's Dana Smith and Antwan Carter and SIU-Edwardsville's Mark Yelovich are on the first team with Wilkerson and Garcia.