Monday, October 17, 2016

MAAC Monday: Preseason award predictions

If he replicates his junior season, Monmouth's Justin Robinson should become first repeat MAAC Player of the Year since Luis Flores in 2003 and 2004. (Photo by Vincent Simone/NYC Buckets)

In advance of Tuesday's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason award show, we now take the time to offer our own predictions on who will bring home the hardware this March:

Player of the Year: Justin Robinson, Monmouth (2015-16 stats: 19.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.8 APG)
To no one's surprise, last season's Player of the Year is the favorite to repeat. Robinson's impressive junior year for a 28-win Monmouth team gives him the inside track to becoming the first two-time MAAC Player of the Year since Luis Flores led Manhattan to back-to-back conference championships in 2003 and 2004. If the Hawks are as strong as they are projected to be, Robinson's name will once again be called five months from now.

All-MAAC First Team (in alphabetical order)
Brett Bisping, Siena
Tyler Nelson, Fairfield
Javion Ogunyemi, Siena
Justin Robinson, Monmouth (preseason Player of the Year)
Jordan Washington, Iona
Quadir Welton, Saint Peter's

All-MAAC Second Team (in alphabetical order)
Khallid Hart, Marist
Deyshonee Much, Iona
Micah Seaborn, Monmouth
Rich Williams, Manhattan
Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's

All-MAAC Third Team (in alphabetical order)
Nico Clareth, Siena
Matt Scott, Niagara
Kahlil Thomas, Rider
Phil Valenti, Canisius
Marquis Wright, Siena

Rookie of the Year: Aaron Walker, Manhattan

Defensive Player of the Year: Chazz Patterson, Saint Peter's

Sixth Man of the Year: Lavon Long, Siena

Coach of the Year: Tim Cluess, Iona

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