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Sanders, Rodriguez Earn CAA Honors

LarryAndJoeRICHMOND, VA. – Juniors Larry Sanders and Joey Rodriguez Earned CAA honors at yesterday’s pre-tournament awards banquet.

Sanders defended his title as CAA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming only the second player in conference history to earn back-to-back DPOY honors. Larry’s 67 blocks are the 24th most in the NCAA, third in the CAA. His team leading 8.9 rebounds per game are the second highest in the CAA.

Sanders also earned First Team All-CAA honors alongside Hofstra’s Charles Jenkins (this year’s CAA Player of the Year), Northeastern’s Chaisson Allen and Matt Janning, and Old Dominion’s Gerald Lee.

Joey Rodriguez’s league leading 6 assists, and 1.9 steals per contest helped land him CAA Second Team honors. Rodriguez is averaging 3.5 more assists since moving to the point guard spot vacated by last year’s CAA Player of the Year, Eric Maynor. Joey’s points are up as well averaging an even 12 a night, good for 2nd on the team and 15th in the conference.

2009-10 CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS

First Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Chaisson Allen, Northeastern Jr. G 6-4 190 Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland
Matt Janning, Northeastern Sr. G/F 6-4 198 Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra Jr. G 6-3 220 Queens, N.Y./Springfield Gardens
Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Sr. C/F 6-10 250 Uusikaupunki, Finland/Korihait
Larry Sanders, VCU Jr. F 6-11 235 Fort Pierce, Fla./Port St. Lucie

Second Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Denzel Bowles, James Madison Jr. F 6-10 255 Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville
Jawan Carter, Delaware Jr. G 5-11 185 Chester, Pa./Tatnall
Cam Long, George Mason Jr. G 6-4 188 Palm Bay, Fla./Freedom (Va.)
Joey Rodriguez, VCU Jr. G 5-10 175 Oviedo, Fla./Lake Howell
David Schneider, William & Mary Sr. G 6-3 190 Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep

Third Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Joe Dukes, Georgia State Sr. G 6-1 184 Cuthbert, Ga./Randolph Clay
Ben Finney, Old Dominion Jr. G/F 6-5 220 Portsmouth, Va./Norcom
Jamie Harris, Drexel Jr. G 5-10 175 New York, N.Y./Wings Academy
Quinn McDowell, William & Mary So. G/F 6-6 212 Mason, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller
Julius Wells, James Madison So. F 6-5 200 Toledo, Ohio/Libbey

2010 CAA Player of the Year – Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
2010 CAA Coach of the Year – Tony Shaver, William and Mary
2010 CAA Rookie of the Year – Chris Fouch, Drexel
2010 CAA Defensive Player of the Year – Larry Sanders, VCU
2010 Dean Ehlers Leadership Award – David Schneider, William and Mary

CAA All-Rookie Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Chris Fouch, Drexel Fr. G 6-2 170 New York, N.Y./Rice
Luke Hancock, George Mason Fr. F 6-5 189 Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley
Halil Kanacevic, Hofstra Fr. F 6-8 245 Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis
Darren White, James Madison Fr. G 6-3 200 Danville, Va./Dan River
Chaz Williams, Hofstra Fr. G 5-9 170 Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford

CAA All-Defensive Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Chaisson Allen, Northeastern Jr. G 6-4 190 Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland
Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion So. G/F 6-5 190 Kelford, N.C./Bertie
Robert Nwankwo, Towson Jr. F 6-8 220 Upper Marlboro, Md./Parkdale
Larry Sanders, VCU Jr. F 6-11 235 Fort Pierce, Fla./Port St. Lucie
Greg Washington, Hofstra Jr. F 6-10 215 Centereach, N.Y./Central Islip

CAA All-Academic First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Baptiste Bataille, Northeastern Sr. G 5-10 189 Ferin, France/Community Christian
Trian Iliadis, Old Dominion So. G 6-3 185 Perth, Western Australia/Gwelp
Darion Jeralds, UNC Wilmington Sr. G 6-1 165 Winston-Salem, N.C./West Forsyth
Brian Morris, Towson Jr. G 6-6 185 Camp Hill, Pa./Trinity
David Schneider, William & Mary Sr. G 6-3 190 Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep

CAA All-Academic Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Jihad Ali, Georgia State So. G 6-5 195 Atlanta, Ga./Martin Luther King
Matt Janning, Northeastern Sr. G/F 6-4 198 Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer
Marcus Kitts, William & Mary Jr. F 6-9 230 Holly Springs, N.C./Middle Creek
Quinn McDowell, William & Mary So. G/F 6-6 212 Mason, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller
Miklos Szabo, Hofstra Sr. F 6-9 250 Szeghalom, Hungary/Broward C.C.

CAA All-Academic Hon. Mention Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Ben Felix, Northeastern So. C 6-11 240 Mill Bay, British Columbia/Berkshire
Brian McDonald, Northeastern Sr. G 6-2 180 Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug
Daniel Mercer, UNC Wilmington Sr. F 6-6 200 Raleigh, N.C./Broughton
Adam Pegg, Delaware So. C 6-9 255 Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater
Josh Sheets, UNC Wilmington Sr. G 6-4 205 Lafayette, Ind./Charis Prep

3 COMMENTS

  1. it’s always disappointing to see three sets of academic teams and not a single VCU player on any of them. and I think if Theus played more consistently he could have made the all-rookie team.

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