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Monday, October 25, 2010

Full-Court Press preseason all-MAAC teams

To get things started on Tuesday morning -- and add to the prognosticating after unveiling my preseason rankings -- here are my preseason all-MAAC teams, including an all-Rookie team, on which the coaches won't vote until March.

First team:

Ryan Rossiter, C, Siena -- Combination of size and work ethic is unmatched
Derek Needham, G, Fairfield -- By far the league's most explosive guard
Clarence Jackson, G, Siena -- If he improves consistency he can average 18 per game
Scott Machado, Iona G, -- Here's guessing he'll have more freedom to be a star
Jamal Barney, Loyola G, -- If he's focused, look out

Second team:

Ryan Bacon, F, Saint Peter's -- If only he could finish inside
Yorel Hawkins, F, Fairfield -- Tenacious rebounder is back to full health
OD Anosike, F, Siena -- Could be league's most improved player
Julius Coles, G, Canisius -- With Turner gone, it's his team
Greg Nero, F, Fairfield -- Only question is his health, but early reports are promising

Third team:

Mike Ringgold, F, Rider -- Underrated defender and rebounder
Brian Rudolph, G, Loyola -- Will he step up in Harvey's absence?
Nick Leon, G, Saint Peter's -- With Jenkins out, he needs to score in bunches
Alejo Rodriguez, F, Iona -- Could be a double-double machine
Justin Robinson, G, Rider -- Remarkably consistent outside shooter

All-rookie team:

Rakeem Brookins, G, Siena -- Dynamic PG who can score
Trenity Burdine, F, Siena -- Foot injury is only question
Anthony Myles, G, Rider -- Highest rated recruit in school history
Jamel Fields, G, Fairfield -- Expected to lessen load on Needham
Javon James, F, Iona -- Decomitted from Fordham after coaching change

Player of the Year: Rossiter
Rookie of the Year: Brookins


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coles??? Lol

If brookins is Roy and Siena has two first teamers and a second teamer no way they don't win the maac again

October 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM 
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October 27, 2010 at 2:49 AM 

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