Wednesday, January 28, 2009
With this week's games marking the midway point of the conference season, let's take a look at our list of top first-year players in America East:
Tommy Brenton, F, 6-5, Stony Brook
Has moved to the top of the league rebounding chart at 8.9 a game ... He's sixth in steals (1.7) and averages 7.8 points a game ... He's been named AE Rookie of the Week three times.
Bryan Dougher, G, 6-1, Stony Brook
Scotch Plains, N.J.
Leads all freshmen scorers at 12.6 a game, No. 15 in America East ... Tops AE in three-point accuracy (43 percent) and three-pointers made (54) ... He's also fifth in the league in minutes played per game ... Like teammate Brenton, he's won the Rookie of the Week three times.
Gerald McLemore, G, 6-3, Maine
San Diego, Calif.
His 11.8 points a game is 18th in America East. He also checks in with 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game ... He's third in America East with 51 three-pointers made.
Jake O'Brien, F, 6-8, Boston University
Averaging 11.9 points (17th on AE scoring chart) ... He's No. 10 with a 37-percent mark in three-point shooting and 10th in the league in minutes played.
Chauncey Gilliam, G, 6-5, UMBC
Second in America East shooting from the floor (55 percent). Averages 10.1 points and four rebounds.
Honorable mention: Jeff Pelage, 6-9, Boston U; Dallis Joyner, 6-7, Stony Brook; Anthony Raffa, 6-1, Albany; Kyrie Sutton, 6-9, Binghamton; Genesis Maciel, 6-9, Hartford; Garvey Young, 6-4, Vermont.