Cecil Heath, Charlie Huffman, and Bobby Hodges were named to the All-Conference team. Hodges set a new scoring average of 27 points per game. Bob Hodges was unanimously named the tournament's most valuable player. Huffman was named to the first team all-tournament, and J.C. Thomas and Don Harris were named to the second team.
Nick Nichols - "Leaksville Flash" junior, hails from Leaksville, NC, smooth ball player, has turned into one of top stars in ECC history, hit above 20 points in four of last five tilts last season, third year as a starter, a top rebounder.
Don Harris - "Bomber" senior calls Laurinburg home, top scorer last two winters, uncanny accuracy, All-Conference for past two seasons and a sure bet to repeat, considered the sparkplug on this year's team.
Guy Mendenhall - "Waldie" junior from Cary, NC, most improved this season, averaged 11.2 as sophomore, expected to be one of top rebounders.
Freddy James - "Scrap Iron" junior from Portsmouth, VA, scrappy and aggressive, out most of last season with broken shoulder, headed for a starting role this season.
Charlie Adams - "Charlie" sophomore from Cary, outstanding jump shot artist, good floor man.
Tim Smothers - "T.B." sophomore from Bethany, NC, regarded as top freshman in the loop last season, averaged 5.7 as a sub last season running behind Nichols, should see plenty of service.
Harold Ingram - "Mule" junior from Lilesville, NC, probably best "sixth" man in conference, workhorse on team.
Marion Hales - "Punchy" junior from Wilmington, NC, a top reserve, served with armed forces before entering ECC, one of most sought-after prep stars.
Joe Plaster - "Yogi" sophomore from Fieldale, VA, tallest man on club at 6'8", lettered last season.
Roy Dennis - "Red" freshman from Newport, NC, great potential, just returned from serving hitch in service, good jump shot and outstanding floorman.
Isaac Riddick - "Ike" freshman from Greenville, NC, home product, will earn plenty of experience this season, labeled a future star at ECC.
Wallace Lewis - "Lewis" freshman from Kinston, NC, smooth on the Nichols type, a "natural" for Porter's system, considered one of top grabs by ECC coaches.