Entire All-MAAC First Team Earns All-Met Accolades
Release: April 24, 2017
EDISON, NJ – The 2016-17 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s Basketball First Team consisting of Tyler Nelson from Fairfield University, Jordan Washington of Iona College, Monmouth University’s Justin Robinson and Micah Seaborn along with Quadir Welton from Saint Peter’s University earned various All-Met accolades, as announced today by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
Robinson & Washington earned All-Met First Team distinction, adding to their resume of numerous postseason awards. The duo just finished competing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT). Washington was the sixth-straight Iona College representative in the tournament, making Iona the only DI institution to have a representative for six consecutive seasons. Robinson, the 2016-17 Unanimous MAAC Player of the Year, earned PIT All-Tournament Team honors.
Robinson, the fourth player in conference history to win back-to-back Player of the Year honors, led the MAAC with 19.7 points per game and was fourth in the conference with 4.8 assists per game. Robinson made 2.8 three-pointers per game, which was third best in the MAAC. Robinson posted an 85.6 free-throw percentage, which was tied for fourth-best in the conference from the charity stripe.
Washington’s 18.0 points per game for the Gaels was third best in the conference. Washington also ranked third in the MAAC with a 55.2 field-goal percentage and fifth in the MAAC with 7.6 rebounds per game. In his final collegiate game against Oregon in the NCAA Tournament, Washington recorded a double-double, scoring 22 points and securing 12 rebounds.
Nelson & Welton earned All-Met Second Team honors. Nelson finished second in the MAAC with 19.5 points per game. He ranked first in the MAAC with 36.1 minutes played per game. Nelson also ranked tied for fourth in the conference with an 85.6 free-throw percentage and fourth with 2.6 made three-point field goals per game. The junior also ranked ninth in the MAAC with 3.6 assists per game.
Welton was named the 2017 CIT MVP after leading his Peacocks to its first ever CIT Championship. Welton posted his ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the 62-61 defeat of Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the championship game. Welton’s 8.3 total rebounds and 6.2 defensive rebounds per game were fourth-best in the league. Welton ranked tenth in the MAAC with 1.0 blocked shots per game.
Micah Seaborn was named to the All-Met Third Team. Seaborn finished sixth in the MAAC with an 82.8 free-throw percentage and finished tied for 11th in the MAAC with 2.0 made three-pointers per game. His 13.2 points per game ranked first among his sophomore class. Seaborn recorded seven games with 20-plus points this season.
The All-Met First and Second Team players, Coach and Rookie of the Year will be honored Wednesday, April 26 at the 84th NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards dinner at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.
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