Williamson ,Vasylius and Johnson Honored by CAA
March 1, 2007
RICHMOND, VA--Old Dominion University (23-7) seniors Valdas Vasylius (Klaipeda, Lithuania) and Drew Williamson (Burlington, NC.) were named to the 2007 Colonial Athletic Association's All-Conference squad as selected by the leagues coaches, and media. Vasylius earned first team honors, while Williamson is on the second team.
Junior guard Brandon Johnson (Orlando, FL.) along with Williamson earned CAA All-Defensive honors. In the classroom, sophomore forward Jonathan Adams (Ringgold, GA.) and graduate student John Morris (Camp Hill, PA.) were selected to the first team CAA All-Academic squad. The Monarchs 7-3 junior center Sam Harris (Tasmania, Australia) earned second team All-Academic honors. All three have GPA's over 3.10.
Vasylius leads the Monarchs in scoring at 16.0 points per game and in rebounding At 6.3. He has had four double-doubles and earned CAA Player of the Week honors On Feb. 24th. Vasylius has 1,310 career points and 567 career rebounds. Vasylius was also selected to the second team NABC All-District IV squad,
Drew Williamson ranks second all-time at ODU in career steals (204) and seventh all-time at ODU in career assists (549). He has been in the top two of the league in best assist/turnover ration three straight years. Williamson currently has 919 career points.
Williamson along with Brandon Johnson both have 64 steals (2.1) per game. Johnson not only had four or more steals seven times, but averaged 4.8 rebounds per game which is the most for an ODU guard since John Waller 5.0 in 2004. Kevin Larkin's 6.2 is the best ever in 1994.
The Monarchs open the CAA Tournament on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the winner of the UNC Wilmington/Towson game. ODU is the second seed.
2007 CAA Player of The Year: Loren Stokes, Hofstra 2007 CAA Coach of the Year- Anthony Grant, VCU 2007 Rookie of the Year,- Matt Janning, Northeastern 2007 Defensive Player of the Year - Chaz Crawford, Drexel 2007 Dean Ehlers Leadership Award- Gabe Norwood, George Mason
FIRST TEAM ALL CAA Antoine Agudio, Hofstra 6-3 Sr, Guard Eric Maynor, VCU 6-2, So. Guard Gary Neal, Towson, 6-4, Sr, Guard Loren Stokes, 6-3, Sr, Guard Valdas Vasylius, ODU, 6-7, Sr. Forward
SECOND TEAM ALL CAA Herb Courtney, Delaware, 6-7, Jr. Forward Frank Elegar, Drexel, 6-9, Jr., Center Will Thomas, 6-7, Jr., Forward B.A. Walker, VCU, 6-2, Sr, Guard Drew Williamson, ODU, 6-0, Sr, Guard
THIRD TEAM ALL CAA Folarin Campbell, George Mason, 6-4, Jr, G/F Bennet Davis, Northeastern, 6-9, Sr, Forward Bashir Mason, Drexel, 6-0. Sr, Guard Adam Payton, William & Mary, 6-3, Sr, Guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa, VCU, 6-4, Sr, Guard
CAA ALL DEFENSIVE Chaz Crawford, Drexel, 6-10, Sr, Forward Brandon Johnson, ODU,6-1, Jr, Guard Bashir Mason, Drexel, 6-0, Sr. Guard Will Thomas, George Mason, 6-7, Jr, Forward Drew Williamson, ODU, 6-0, Sr, Guard
CAA ALL ACADEMIC First Team Jonathan Adams, ODU, 6-6, So, Forward Jeff Horowitz, UNCW, 6-9, Jr, Forward John Morris, ODU, 6-2, Sr, Guard Calvin Roland, VCU, 6-10, Sr, Center Adam Trumbower, W&M, 6-3, SR. Guard
Second Team Sam Harris, ODU, 7-3, Jr, Center Kyle Carrabine, W&M, 6-7, Jr, guard Gabriel Chami, JMU, 6-11, Jr, Center Dejan Grkovic, UNCW, 6-8, Sr, Forward Ryan Johnson, Hofstra, 6-4, Jr, Guard Sam McMahon, Delaware, 6-5, Jr, Guard Laimis Kisielius, W&M, 6-8, Jr. Forward Jonathan Pease, Towson, 6-6, Jr, Forward Scott Rodgers, Drexel, 6-3, So, Guard Colbey Santos, JMU, 6-5, SO, Guard.