Courtesy:  Associated Press
Release:  February 28, 2007

Marist's Jared JordanRider's Jason Thompson
Canisius' Frank Turner
& Siena's Edwin Ubiles
Marist's Jordan Names Pepsi MAAC Player of the Year; Turner and Ubiles Named MAAC Co-Rookies of the Year

Bridgeport, Conn. ?“ Marist College senior guard Jared Jordan (Hartford, Conn.), has been chosen as the 2006-2007 Pepsi MAAC Player of the Year by the MAAC?ôs head coaches.

Jordan, a 6-foot-2, 187-pound senior guard from Hartford, Conn., made his second appearance on the All-MAAC First Team. He leads the nation in assists for the second year in a row, handing out 8.9 a night for the Red Foxes. During the regular season, Jordan ranked third in the MAAC in scoring, averaging 17.7 points per outing. He had 27 double-digit scoring efforts and 14 double-doubles and two triple-doubles during the regular season. He earned six MAAC Player of the Week honors during his final season with the Red Foxes.

Canisius College's Frank Turner and Siena College's Edwin Ubiles were named the 2006-2007 MAAC Co-Rookies of the Year. Turner, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound freshman guard from Atlantic City, N.J., was a top performer for Canisius this season. He led all freshmen scorers, along with Ubiles, with 11.9 points per game in his first season with the Golden Griffins. Turner also led the rookies in the league with 5.6 assists per game and a 39.5 three-point field goal percentage. He netted double digits in 19 games during his rookie campaign and recorded one double-double. Turner was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week six times this year.

Ubiles, a 6-foot-7, 192-pound freshman forward from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., proved that he is a formidable frontcourt player in his first season with the Saints. He averaged a freshman-best 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 29 games played this season. He also registered 20 double-digit scoring efforts this season. Ubiles earned MAAC Rookie of the Week accolades five times during the season.

Additionally, Jason Thompson (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) from Rider University was named the 2007 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year. Loyola College?ôs Michael Tuck (Toronto, Ontario) was named the 2007 MAAC Sixth Man of the Year.

Thompson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound junior forward from Mt. Laurel N.J., earned a spot on the 2006-07 All-MAAC First Team. He is currently ranked second in the league in scoring with 19.9 points per game, good for 27th place on the nation's scoring list. He netted double-digit points in 28 games and recorded 16 double-doubles this season. Thompson earned three MAAC Player of the Week awards.

Tuck, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound junior forward, recorded 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 21 contests for the Greyhounds. Through the regular season, he netted 60.3 percent of his shots from the floor, 52.2 from three-point range and 73.2 percent from the charity stripe. Tuck recorded double-digit points in 11 contests and one double-double this season.

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