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JRod Preseason CAA First Team

Joey Rodriguez was named to the CAA Preseason First Team at yesterday’s CAA media day in Arlington.  Rodriguez returns as the Rams top scorer (12.9) and last years top assist (5.8) man in the conference.  He also tied for first in steals.

The senior point guard finished his junior season a Second Team All-CAA award winner, having to fill in for NBA rookie Eric Maynor.  Rodriguez will lead a group of Rams projected to finish 3rd in the CAA behind Old Dominion and George Mason.

VCU finished a disappointing 5th in the CAA this past season after a hot start in out-of-conference play.  The Rams rallied but eventually fell to CAA champ ODU in an overtime CAA semi final thriller.

The Black and Gold settled for a 2010 CBI Championship in which Joey averaged 17.8 points and 5.6 assists.