TABC Honored Chaps – Lubbock Christian University Athletics
SUGAR LAND, Texas (April 27, 2022) — Four members of the Lubbock Christian men’s basketball program have been honored with awards from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, the association announced Tuesday.
All four Chaparrals were recognized with awards in the Small College Division. Todd Duncan was named Association Coach of the Year, Jason Imes was named Assistant Coach of the Year, Miro Szabados was named Assistant Student of the Year and Parker Hicks was named player of the year.
The TABC was founded in 1975 with the goal of helping the sport gain recognition in Texas and has since passed the 5,000 member mark, helping basketball grow in the Lone Star State.
Duncan and Imes led the LCU to the best season in program history, as the Chaps set a new school winning record with a 47-4 overall record. They started the year 20–0, reaching No. 1 in the national rankings, which was another first for the program, and ultimately won a second consecutive Lone Star Conference regular season title. The 2021-22 season was the 11and for the coaching duo to lead Lubbock Christian, and the Chaps are 202-111 (.645) in that era.
Szabados is a more recent addition to Chaparral’s staff but has been a huge asset in the 2021-22 season thanks to his strong work ethic. He helped everywhere, helping with everything from drills in training and in-game stats to cleaning uniforms and ordering food on the road.
Hicks was the D2CCA South Central Region Player of the Year as well as the Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, winning the latter award for the second consecutive season. He led the Chaparrals in scoring and rebounding with 19.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Hicks shot 55.7 percent from the field to lead the conference in that category, including 43.0 percent from behind the arc. He played in all 31 LCU games, averaging 35.1 minutes per game. Shooting 85.2 percent from the free throw line, Hicks also contributed 33 interceptions and 27 blocks during the season. Six times during the year he was named LSC Defensive Player of the Week and he also won an Offensive Player of the Week award.
He scored in double figures in every game this season and had 14 double-doubles. On February 8, Hicks set a new Lubbock Christian program record by scoring 50 points in a single game against Texas A&M International. In total, he scored 597 points in the 2021-22 season, which is the third most by a Chaparral player in school history.