2015 All-MAAC team announced; Canisius’ Lewis Third Team All-MAAC

By Nick Veronica

maaclogoIona’s A.J. English and David Laury were unanimous First Team All-MAAC selections, the league announced during Monday’s conference call.

English averaged 19.5 points and 5.2 assists per game while Laury scored 20.1 ppg and pulled in 9.5 rebonds per game.

Canisius’ Zach Lewis was named to the MAAC’s Third Team while Canisius’ Kassius Robertson and Niagara’s Dominique Reid were named to the All-Rookie Team.

All-star teams are selected by the MAAC’s head coaches. The conference Player of the Year will be announced at 5 p.m. Friday.

Here’s the rest of the All-MAAC teams:

[RELATED: 2015 MAAC Tournament bracket set]

All-MAAC First Team

G A.J. English, Iona (repeat selection, unanimous)
F David Laury, Iona (unanimous)
F Emmy Andujar, Manhattan – 16.5 ppg 7.5 rpg
G Justin Robinson, Monmouth – 13.4 ppg, 3.8 apg
G Zaid Hearst, Quinnipiac – 18.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg
C Matt Lopez, Rider – 12.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg

Second Team

G Schadrac Casimir, Iona – 15.2 ppg, 48.3 3pt%
G/F Chavaughn Lewis, Marist – 20.3 ppg, 2.2 spg
F Ousmane Drame, Quinnipiac – 14.4 ppg, 10.8 rpg
G Teddy Okereafor, Rider – 11.3 ppg, 4.0 apg
F Marvin Dominque, Saint Peter’s – 14.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Third Team

G Zach Lewis, Canisius – 12.9 ppg, 1.7 spg
F Marcus Gilbert, Fairfield – 16.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg
F Ashton Pankey, Manhattan – 13.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg
G Deon Jones, Monmouth – 127 ppg, 46.5 FG%
G Rob Poole, Siena – 14.2 ppg, 83.3 FT%

All-Rookie Team

Kassius Robertson, Canisius
Tyler Nelson, Fairfield
Schadrac Casimir, Iona
Dominique Reid, Niagara
Ayron Hutton, Quinnipiac

Billy Baron repeats as Frist Team All-MAAC

By Nick Veronica

baronballCanisius senior guard Billy Baron is a unanimous First Team All-MAAC selection, the conference announced today.

Baron is averaging 24.4 points (third nationally) and 5.2 assists per game and was named to the team for the second year in a row. He is a strong contender for the MAAC Player of the Year, which will be announced Friday. All First Team selections are eligible for the award, but only Baron and Manhattan’s George Beamon were unanimous.

Niagara’s Antoine Mason (25.2 ppg, second nationally) was named Second Team All-MAAC. Canisius’ Zach Lewis was named to the MAAC’s All-Rookie Team.

All teams are selected by the MAAC’s 11 head coaches (…or their assistants or SIDs).

The MAAC’s Third Team was composed of Marvin Dominique (Saint Peter’s), Zaid Hearst (Quinnipiac), Anthony Myles (Rider), Michael Alvarado (Manhattan) and Rob Poole (Siena).

Monmouth and Fairfield were shut out from the awards.

Canisius opens the MAAC Tournament against No. 5 Siena at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The full bracket is in that link.

I’m heading down for the tournament this weekend. Check back for live blogs and coverage of all the action here and on Twitter.