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Friday, March 4, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. Howard junior guard James Daniel, III was named the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year, the conference announced today. Delaware State’s Devin Morgan was selected as the Rookie of the Year, while LaRon Smith from Bethune-Cookman earned the Defensive Player of the Year honor. South Carolina State’s Murray Garvin was named the MEAC Coach of the Year.

 

All awards are voted on by the conference’s head men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.

 

Daniel leads the nation in scoring, averaging 27.2 points per game and ranks first in the nation in free-throws made (277) after playing in 29 games for the Bison. He ranked second in the conference and 20thnationally in steals (62). Daniel recorded nine 30-point games, including a career-high 39 points, in the win against William & Mary. A six-time MEAC Player of the Week, Daniel totaled 790 points, 63, rebounds and 78 assists.

 

Morgan notched 367 points, 92 rebounds, 81 assists and 29 steals, in 30 games played for the Hornets. A five-time MEAC Rookie of the Week selection, Morgan scored a career-high 31 points, including five 3-pointers, against Hampton.

 

Smith, a two-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honoree, ranked first in the conference and fifth nationally in blocked shots (94). He registered 219 rebounds, including 130 off the defensive glass, and 11 steals in 31 starts for the Wildcats. Offensively, he scored a career-high 20 points, in the overtime road win against North Carolina A&T State.

 

Garvin was selected the Coach of the Year for the first time after leading the Bulldogs to a 12-4 record in conference play. He helped guide the team to a 17-13 overall mark, including wins over Jacksonville and Miami (Ohio).

 

Daniel is joined on the 2016 All-MEAC First Team by Hampton’s Quinton Chievous and Reginald Johnson, Jr., Norfolk State’s Jeff Short and Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dominique Elliott.

 

The 2016 regular season champion, regular season runners-up, first team members and top honorees, including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections, will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to their first games of the 2016 MEAC Basketball Tournament. Tournament play tips-off March 7-12 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

 

 

2015-16 Men’s Basketball All-MEAC Teams

As voted on by the conference’s Head Men’s Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors

 

Player of the Year: James Daniel, III, Howard

Rookie of the Year: Devin Morgan, Delaware State

Defensive Player of the Year: LaRon Smith, Bethune-Cookman

Coach of the Year: Murray Garvin, South Carolina State

 

First Team

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Quinton Chievous

G

Gr.

Hampton

Chicago, Ill.

James Daniel, III

G

Jr.

Howard

Hampton, Va.

Reginald Johnson, Jr.

G

Sr.

Hampton

Chicago, Ill.

Jeff Short

G

r-Sr.

Norfolk State

Bronx, N.Y.

Dominique Elliott

F

Sr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Savannah, Ga.

 

Second Team

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Eric Eaves

G

Jr.

South Carolina State

Columbia, S.C.

Jordan Potts

G

r-Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Columbus, Ohio

Devin Martin

G

Sr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Baltimore, Md.

Dante Holmes

G

r-Sr.

North Carolina Central

Baltimore, Md.

Malcolm Bernard

F

Jr.

Florida A&M

Middleburg, Fla.

 

Third Team

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Mario Moody

F

r-Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

East Orange, N.J.

Cedric Blossom

F

Sr.

Morgan State

Columbia, Md.

Sam Hunt

G

r-So.

North Carolina A&T State

Greensboro, N.C.

Bruce Beckford

F

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Silver Spring, Md.

LaRon Smith

F

r-Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Palm Bay, Fla.

 

All-Rookie Team

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Alex Long

F

Fr.

Norfolk State

Clinton, Md.

Devin Morgan

G

Fr.

Delaware State

Chester, Va.

Dontae Caldwell

G

Fr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Los Angeles, Calif.

Kamil Williams

G

Fr.

Savannah State

Palm Beach, Fla.

Quinton Forrest

G

Fr.

Bethune-Cookman

Windermere, Fla.


 

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