Lions trio win Southland All-Academic tryouts

By on April 7, 2022 0

HAMMOND, Louisiana – Jalyn Hinton, Ryan Burkhardt and strange matthew have been named to the 2022 Southland Conference Men’s All-Academic Basketball Team for Southeastern Louisiana University, the league office announced Thursday morning.

Hinton, selected to the first team on Thursday, continues to fill out his resume with playoff accolades. The Boston native was named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was awarded second-team All-Southland honors last month. A business administration major, Hinton compiled a 3.2 GPA with his stellar play on the court, scoring 13.8 points and grabbing 8.0 rebounds per game. Hinton was also ranked on the Southland Conference All-Tournament Team, averaging 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 6.5 blocked shots over the two games.

Burkhardt, of St. Augustine, Fla., also received first-team recognition. The Lions sniper finished the year with a 3.30 sports management GPA to earn his spot on Thursday’s squad. Burkhardt led the team in three-pointers with 82, which was second in Southland. The transfer from North Florida tied the program record for most games played in a season (34) with former Lions Marlain Veal and Keith Charleston from the 2017-18 season.

Strange, a redshirt junior, set the Lions all-time program record for three-point percentage in a season. The Woodlands, Texas native shot 46.2% (30 for 65) from long range, surpassing John Picou’s 27-year-old record of 45.6% (36 for 79) set in the 1994-95 season . Strange racked up a 3.25 GPA while majoring in business administration.

UIW’s Josh Morgan has won the 2022 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year award.

Burkhardt and Hinton were joined by UNO’s Derek St. Hilaire, HBU’s Zion Tordoff and UIW’s Brandon Swaby in the first team. Strange was joined by Thomas Zevgaras and Godsgift Ezedinma of UIW, Johan Zelenbaba of Northwestern State and Tyrease Terrell of LaTerrance Reed and Nicholls.


Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the basketball program are encouraged to join the Hardwood Club. Former Lions are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is reserved for South East sports letter winners. All membership fees and donations to the Hardwood Club are available for the exclusive use of the Southeast Basketball Program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or by visiting


For more Southeastern Basketball news, follow @LionUpMBB and @DavidKieferSLU on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.


For more ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Box Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit Southeastern is implementing mobile ticketing as the primary source of securing tickets for the 2020-21 season. All tickets will be available via email in PDF format for fans to download to their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded from Apple Wallet.