Lee, Finney, Bazemore And Iliadis Earn CAA Honors
By ODU Athletics
March 4, 2010
RICHMOND, VA--Gerald Lee(Uusikaupunki, Finland), and Ben Finney (Portsmouth, VA.) were named to the All-CAA team and Kent Bazemore (Kelford, NC.) earned CAA All-Defensive honors as selected by the league head coaches, media and sports information Directors. Sophomore Trian Iliadis (Perth, W. Australia) was named first team All-Academic.
ODU longtime Athletic Director Jim Jarrett was honored by the CAA for his 40 years of success with the Monarch program. ODU Sports Hall of Famer, Petey Sessoms ('95), who helped the Monarchs defeat Villanova in the 1995 NCAA tournament was also on hand as part of the CAA's 25th anniverasary celebration.
Lee repeats as a member of the first team, while Finney was selected to the third team. Lee averaged 14.3 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Lee ranked 4th in the league in field goal percentage at .531. Lee now has 1,548 Career points which rank him 14th all-time on the ODU scoring list and is three games shy of the career games played mark set last year by Jonathan Adams. He also has 655 career rebounds. Lee scored 24 against Duquesne, 22 against Marshall, 21 vs. VCU and 20 against Mississippi State.
Ben Finney, a third team All-CAA selection averaged 9.0 points per game and was second on the team in rebounding at 5.8 per game. Finney ranks 14th in the CAA in rebounding. He scored a season high 19 against Drexel and George Mason, while hauling down a career high tying 11 boards against William and Mary. 18 times he had six or more rebounds.
Kent Bazemore ranked second in the CAA in steals at 1.9. He averaged 8.4 points and 3.4 assists per game. 17 times he made two or more steals in a game, including six against Georgia State. Bazemore Also had four steals in a game four times this season.
Iliadis was named first team CAA All-Academic as he carries a 3.84 grade point average in biochemistry. He played in all 31 games with a 3.3 point Per game average. He scored 13 against Charlotte and 11 against Georgetown and Longwood.
The Monarchs open the Virginia 529 CAA Championships on Saturday at 12 noon against the UNC Wilmington/Towson winner.
2009-10 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS
First Team All-CAA Cl. Pos.
Chaisson Allen, Northeastern Jr. G
Matt Janning, Northeastern Sr. G/F
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra Jr. G
Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Sr. C/F
Larry Sanders, VCU Jr. F
Second Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Denzel Bowles, James Madison Jr. F Jawan Carter, Delaware Jr. G Cam Long, George Mason Jr. G Joey Rodriguez, VCU Jr. G David Schneider, William & Mary Sr. G
Third Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Joe Dukes, Georgia State Sr. G Ben Finney, Old Dominion Jr. F-G Jamie Harris, Drexel Jr. G Quinn McDowell, William & Mary So. F Julius Wells, James Madison So. G
2010 CAA Player of the Year - Charles Jenkins, Hofstra 2010 CAA Coach of the Year - Tony Shaver, William and Mary 2010 CAA Rookie of the Year - Chris Fouch, Drexel 2010 CAA Defensive Player of the Year - Larry Sanders, VCU 2010 Dean Ehlers Leadership Award - David Schneider, William and Mary CAA All-Rookie Team Cl. Pos. Chris Fouch, Drexel Fr. G Luke Hancock, George Mason Fr. F Halil Kanacevic, Hofstra Fr. F Darren White, James Madison Fr. G Chaz Williams, Hofstra Fr. G
CAA All-Defensive Team Cl. Chaisson Allen, Northeastern Jr. Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion So. Robert Nwankwo, Towson Jr. Larry Sanders, VCU Jr. Greg Washington, Hofstra Jr.
CAA All-Academic First Team Cl. Baptiste Bataille, Northeastern Sr. Trian Iliadis, Old Dominion So. Darion Jeralds, UNC Wilmington Sr. Brian Morris, Towson Jr. David Schneider, William & Mary Sr.
CAA All-Academic Second Team Cl. Jihad Ali, Georgia State So. Matt Janning, Northeastern Sr. Marcus Kitts, William & Mary Jr. Quinn McDowell, William & Mary So. Miklos Szabo, Hofstra Sr.
CAA All-Academic Hon. Mention Cl. Ben Felix, Northeastern So. Brian McDonald, Northeastern Sr. Daniel Mercer, UNC Wilmington Sr. Adam Pegg, Delaware So. Josh Sheets, UNC Wilmington Sr.