LaRon Dendy

JACKSON, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  MTSU basketball stand out LaRon Dendy is headed to Las Vegas to take his shot at the big leagues. 

The 6'-9" star forward led the Blue Raiders in scoring, rebounding, and blocks during the 2011-12 season and was named the Sun Belt Basketball Player of the Year.

Dendy will get another chance to showcase his talents between July 13th through the 22nd after signing an NBAA summer-league contract with the Washington Wizards.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn  (WMOT)  --  Blue Raider Basketball picked up some top honors Wednesday.

The Sun Belt Conference named MT women’s coach Rick Insell and men’s Coach Kermit Davis as coaches of the year in their respective leagues.

Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball standout LaRon Dendy was named the Sun Belt "Player of the Year" and also named to the conference first team.

Davis says Dendy has been a pleasure to coach.