Friday, March 5, 2010

Black earns All-Rookie honors

University at Albany freshman Mike Black has been named to the 2009-10 America East All-Rookie team.

Black averaged 6.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game and started 21 of the Great Danes' 30 games.

Black joins five other UAlbany players, who have earned such an honor. Those are Jamar Wilson (2003), Levi Levine (2003), Jon Iati (2004), Brent Wilson (2005) and Black's current teammate Tim Ambrose (2008).

Sophomore Billy Allen was named to the conference's all-academic team.

The full award list is below.

2009-10 America East All-Conference teams

First Team
Muhammad El-Amin, Stony Brook
Marqus Blakely, Vermont
John Holland, Boston University
Gerald McLemore, Maine
Greer Wright, Binghamton

Second Team
Alvin Abreu, New Hampshire
Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook
Bryan Dougher, Stony Brook
Corey Lowe, Boston University
Joe Zeglinski, Hartford

Third Team
Evan Fjeld, Vermont
Chauncey Gilliam, UMBC
Maurice Joseph, Vermont
Sean McNally, Maine
Jake O'Brien, Boston University

Mike Black, UAlbany
Murphy Burnatowski, Maine
Freg Myrick, New Hampshire
Adrian Satchell, UMBC
Dylan Talley, Binghamton

Junior Bernal, Maine
Marqus Blakely, Vermont
Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook
Carlos Strong, Boston University
Garvey Young, Vermont

Kevin Roberson Player of the Year: Muhammad El-Amin, Stony Brook
Defensive Player of the Year: Marqus Blakely, Vermont
Rookie of the Year: Dylan Talley, Binghamton
Coach of the Year: Steve Pikiell, Stony Brook

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