DANBURY, CT - The The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its 2016-17 Division I Men’s Basketball major award recipients and All-ECAC selections. Among those named to the All-ECAC First Team was Iona College men's basketball senior Jordan Washington.
Washington adds the ECAC recoginition to his postseason accolade list after earning a unanimous selection to the All-MAAC First Team, MAAC Championship Most Outstanding Player as well as being named to the NABC Division I All-District 1 First Team yesterday. The forward helped the Maroon & Gold to a program 10th MAAC Championship this month as well as a second straight automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Washington put together back-to-back doubles to end the season, starting with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the MAAC Championship Final against Siena to earn Most Outstanding Player honors. He followed up with 22 and 12 rebounds as the No. 14 seed Gaels went up against No. 3 Oregon in the First Round of the Midwest Region in the NCAA Tournament last Friday. The Queens native finished his senior season with averages of 18.0 points per-game and 7.6 rebounds per-game while ranking 12th in the nation with 236 free throw attempts and 25th with 233 made field goals.
All-ECAC First Team Angel Delgado – Seton Hall University, Jr. Justin Robinson – Monmouth University, Sr. Tim Kempton – Lehigh University, Sr. Trae Bell-Haynes – University of Vermont, Jr. Jordan Washington – Iona College, Sr.
All-ECAC Second Team* Daniel Dixon – College of William & Mary, Sr. Nisre Zouzoua – Bryant University, So. Phillip Carr – Morgan State, Jr. Bryce Aiken – Harvard University, Fr. Tiwian Kendley – Morgan State, Jr. Jerome Frink – LIU Brooklyn, Sr. Steven Spieth – Brown University, Sr.
*Additional players due to ties
Player of the Year Justin Robinson – Monmouth University, Sr.
Rookie of the Year Keith Braxton –Saint Francis University, Fr.
Coach of the Year John Becker – University of Vermont
ABOUT THE ECAC In the 77 years since its inception, the ECAC has emerged as the nation's largest Conference, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia, and westerly to Missouri. In 2015-16, the ECAC hosted nearly 100 championships in men's and women's sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 student-athletes. For more information, visit www.ecacsports.com.
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