Lee Named To All CAA Squad, Adams Named All-Academic
March 5, 2009
RICHMOND, VA.--Old Dominion University's Gerald Lee (6-10, 250, Jr, Uusikaupunki, Finland) has been named first team All-CAA by The league's coaches, media and Sports Information Directors. Monarch senior forward Jonathan Adams (6-6, Ringgold, GA.) repeated on the leagues All-Academic squad with a second team selection. Lee also garnered honors on the first team All-NABC District 10 squad as selected by members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Lee is now eligible for the State Farm Coaches Division I All-American team which will be announced April 4th.
Lee led the Monarchs in scoring with a 15.7 point per game average. He averaged 5.6 rebounds per game as well. Lee ranked among the CAA's top-10 in scoring, field goal percentage (.567), free throw percentage (.792).
Lee scored double figures in 25 of 27 games this year and at one stretch had the CAA's longest streak of 18 straight. He scored a career high tying 26 points against Bucknell and Liberty. His three double-doubles this year were against VCU, Towson and Drexel. In all, Lee has six career double-doubles.
Lee reached the 1,000 career point mark on Feb. 21 in ODU's ESPNU bracketbuster's win over Liberty. He now has 1,017 career points which ties him for 40th on the school's all-time scoring list with former Monarch standout Cal Bowdler ('99). Lee was a second team All-CAA selection last year.
Jonathan Adams is now a three-time CAA All-Academic selection. The senior carries a 3.2 grade point average in psychology. Adams averages 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Adams hit game winning three-pointers in ODU's victories over Charlotte and William and Mary. He also hit a big trey to tie the Northeastern game which sent it to overtime, and ODU won, 57-54.
The Monarchs have won 20 or more games four of the last five years under head coach Blaine Taylor. ODU tied for third with Northeastern in the regular season, and will be the fourth seed in this weekend's event. The Monarchs will play the winner of the UNC Wilmington-Hofstra game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
2008-09 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS First Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Marc Egerson, Delaware Sr. G 6-6 Matt Janning, Northeastern Jr. G 6-4 Charles Jenkins, Hofstra So. G 6-3 Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Jr. C/F Eric Maynor, VCU Sr. G 6-3
Second Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Juwann James, James Madison Sr. F 6-6 Darryl Monroe, George Mason Sr. F 6-7 Scott Rodgers, Drexel Sr. G 6-3 Larry Sanders, VCU So. F 6-10 John Vaughan, George Mason Sr. G 6-3
Third Team All-CAA Cl. Pos. Ht. Manny Adako, Northeastern Jr. F 6-8 Joe Dukes, Georgia State Jr. G 6-1 Junior Hairston, Towson Sr. F 6-8 Cam Long, George Mason So. G 6-4 David Schneider, William & Mary Jr. G 6-3 Chad Tomko, UNC Wilmington So. G 5-11
2009 CAA Player of the Year - Eric Maynor, VCU 2009 CAA Coach of the Year - Bruiser Flint, Drexel 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year - Julius Wells, James Madison 2009 CAA Defensive Player of the Year - Larry Sanders, VCU 2009 Dean Ehlers Leadership Award - Darion Jeralds, UNC Wilmington
CAA All-Rookie Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Bradford Burgess, VCU Fr. F 6-5 Samme Givens, Drexel Fr. F 6-5 Quinn McDowell, William & Mary Fr. G/F 6-5 Devon Moore, James Madison Fr. G 6-4 Ryan Pearson, George Mason Fr. F 6-6 Julius Wells, James Madison Fr. F 6-5
CAA All-Defensive Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Chaisson Allen, Northeastern So. G 6-4 Scott Rodgers, Drexel Sr. G 6-3 Larry Sanders, VCU So. F 6-10 John Vaughan, George Mason Sr. G 6-3 Greg Washington, Hofstra So. F 6-10
CAA All-Academic First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Baptiste Bataille, Northeastern Jr. G 5-10 Darion Jeralds, UNC Wilmington Jr. G 6-1 Brian Morris, Towson So. G 6-6 Nkem Ojougboh, Northeastern Jr. C 6-9 David Schneider, William & Mary Jr. G 6-3
CAA All-Academic Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Jonathan Adams, Old Dominion Sr. F 6-6 Matt Janning, Northeastern Jr. G 6-4 Daniel Mercer, UNC Wilmington Jr. F 6-6 Zygis Sestokas, Hofstra Sr. G/F 6-4 Leon Spencer, Drexel Jr. F 6-8 Arminas Urbutis, Hofstra Sr. F 6-9
NABC ALL-DISTRICT 10 Eric Maynor, VCU Gerald Lee, ODU Matt Janning, Northeastern Charles Jenkins, Hofstra Mark Egerson, Delaware