MAAC Announces 2008-2009 All-MAAC Men's Basketball Awards
Release: March 05, 2009
Albany, N.Y. – Siena College senior guard Kenny Hasbrouck (Capital Heights, Md.), has been named as the 2008-2009 Pepsi Max MAAC Player of the Year by the MAAC’s head coaches.
Hasbrouck, a 6-foot-3, 194-pound senior guard from Capital Heights, Md., is a two-time member of the All-MAAC First Team. He is averaging a team-best 14.8 points per game, ranking him eighth on the MAAC scoring chart. Hasbrouck is also ranked in several other MAAC categories, contributing 2.8 assists an outing (10th) and 1.9 steals a night (fourth), while shooting 36.6 percent from three-point range (eighth). He has netted double-digit points in 24 of 30 contests in his final campaign for the Green and Gold.
Iona College's Scott Machado (Queens, N.Y.) was named the 2008-2009 MAAC Rookie of the Year. Machado, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound freshman guard, was a top performer for the Gaels this season. He averaged 9.1 points, 3.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Maroon and Gold. Machado netted double digits in 15 games during his rookie campaign. He was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week six times this year.
Additionally, Siena’s Clarence Jackson (Marlton, N.J.) was named the 2008-2009 MAAC Sixth Man of the Year. Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound sophomore guard, recorded 8.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in 30 games for the Saints. Through the regular season, he netted 43.8 percent of his attempts from the field, 31.3 from behind the arc and 62.2 percent from the charity stripe. Jackson recorded double-digit points in eight contests this season.
Niagara University's Tyrone Lewis (Levittown, Pa.) was chosen as the 2008-2009 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year. Lewis, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior guard, was also named to the 2008-2009 All-MAAC First Team. He is currently third in the MAAC in scoring with 16.3 points an outing for the Purple Eagles. Lewis leads the league in steals, recording 2.7 a night, while shooting 81.5 percent from the charity stripe, ranking him fifth in the league. He posted double digits in 28 games and one double-double during the regular season.