VCU predicted 3rd in CAA, Burgess First All-Conference

The votes have been counted – VCU is predicted to finish 3rd in the CAA this season. With the loss of 4 critical seniors from the Final Four run, VCU is now a young team with a lot to prove. The only returning senior, Brad Burgess, while not being crowed as CAA Preseason Player of the Year (award was given to Kent Bazemore of ODU), was selected to All-Conference First Team.


1. Drexel

2. George Mason

3. VCU

4. Old Dominion

5. James Madison

6. William & Mary

7. Delaware

8. Hofstra

9. Northeastern

10. UNCW

11. Georgia State

12. Towson


First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion Sr. G 6-5 195 Kelford, N.C./Bertie
Bradford Burgess, VCU Sr. G/F 6-6 225 Midlothian, Va./Benedictine
Samme Givens, Drexel Sr. F 6-5 220 Philadelphia, Pa./Acad. of the New Church
Quinn McDowell, William & Mary Sr. G/F 6-6 215 Mason, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller
Ryan Pearson, George Mason Sr. F 6-6 237 Far Rockaway, N.Y./Christ the King
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Chris Fouch, Drexel Jr. G 6-2 178 New York, N.Y./Rice
Devon Moore, James Madison Jr. G 6-4 180 Columbus, Ohio/Northland
Mike Moore, Hofstra Sr. G 6-5 200 New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse/Fordham
Keith Rendleman, UNCW Jr. F 6-7 215 Iron Station, N.C./East Lincoln
Devon Saddler, Delaware So. G 6-2 205 Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen/Winchendon Prep

CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.