MAAC Announces 2016-17 All-MAAC Men’s Basketball Teams
EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announces the 2016-17 Men’s Basketball All-MAAC Teams, selected by the leagues 11 head coaches.
The first team is made up of Tyler Nelson of Fairfield University, Jordan Washington of Iona College, Monmouth University’s Justin Robinson and Micah Seaborn along with Quadir Welton from Saint Peter’s University. These five players are now eligible to be named the 2016-17 MAAC Player of the Year, also selected by the head coaches of the league. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Postseason Awards Show located at the Albany Capital Center. The show will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.
Nelson, a 6-foot-3, junior guard from Bradford, MA was named to the All-MAAC First Team after finishing second in the MAAC with 18.9 points per game. He ranks first in the MAAC with 36.1 minutes played per game. Nelson also ranked third in the conference with an 86.3 free-throw percentage and 2.4 made three-point field goals per game. The junior also ranked ninth in the MAAC with 3.5 assists per game.
Washington, a 6-foot-8, senior forward from Jamaica, NY, was named unanimously to the All-MAAC First Team. His 17.7 points per game for the Gaels was fourth best in the conference. Washington also ranked third in the MAAC with a 55.7 field-goal percentage and fifth in the MAAC with 7.5 rebounds per game
Robinson, a 5-foot-8, junior guard from Lake Katrine, NY, makes the All-MAAC First Team for the second year in a row. The reigning MAAC Player of the Year ranked first in the conference with 19.9 points per game and third with 4.8 assists per game. Robinson made 2.7 three-pointers per game, which was third best in the MAAC. His 1.5 steals per game was fourth best in the MAAC. Robinson posted an 85.2 free-throw percentage, which was fifth-best in the conference from the charity stripe.
Seaborn, a 6-foot-5, redshirt-sophomore guard from Fort Worth, TX co-anchored the Hawks backcourt with Robinson. The reigning Rookie of the Year finished sixth in the MAAC with an 82.8 free-throw percentage and 13th in the MAAC with 2.0 made three-pointers per game. His 13.5 points per game ranked first among his sophomore class.
Welton, a 6-foot-8, senior forward/center from Philadelphia, PA, led the Peacocks to a second-place finish in the MAAC. Welton’s 8.0 rebounds and 5.9 defensive rebounds per game were fourth-best in the league. His 2.1 offensive rebounds per game were ninth best in the conference. Welton averaged 28.3 minutes per game.
The 2016-17 All-MAAC Second Team is made up Kassius Robertson from Canisius College, Khallid Hart of Marist College, Trevis Wyche from Saint Peter’s University and Siena College’s Brett Bisping and Marquis Wright.
The 2016-17 All-MAAC Third team consists of Jermaine Crumpton from Canisius College, Zane Waterman from Manhattan College, Matt Scott from Niagara University and Rider University’s Jimmie Taylor and Kahlil Thomas.
The 2017 MAAC Championship title game will take place on Monday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. and will air live on ESPN2 with the winner earning the leagues automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
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All-MAAC First Team
Tyler Nelson, Fairfield
Jordan Washington, Iona*
#Justin Robinson, Monmouth*
Micah Seaborn, Monmouth
Quadir Welton, Saint Peter's
All-MAAC Second Team
Kassius Robertson, Canisius
Khallid Hart, Marist
Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's
Brett Bisping, Siena
Marquis Wright, Siena
All-MAAC Third Team
Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius
Zane Waterman, Manhattan
Matt Scott, Niagara
Jimmie Taylor, Rider
Kahlil Thomas, Rider
All- Rookie Team
Malik Johnson, Canisius
EJ Crawford, Iona*
Mikey Dixon, Quinnipiac*
Peter Kiss, Quinnipiac*
Stevie Jordan, Rider*
*denotes unanimous selection
# Repeat All-MAAC First Team selection