After a long year of basketball, the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Preseason Honors for 2018-19 have been announced. The league recognized more than 400 student-athletes from Division I schools across the country who made their mark on campus and in the classroom this season.
Preseason All-Conference Teams
The Patriot League announced their preseason all-conference teams on Monday evening. The league’s leading scorer and defensive player of the year, senior forward Bryant McIntyre (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) was unanimously voted to the first team and junior guard Shaq Moore (Brooklyn, N.Y./Red Hook) was selected to the second team.
McIntyre led the league in scoring with an average of 18.2 points per game while also ranking fourth in rebounding (9.2 rebounds per game) and third in assists (4.6 assists per game).
He was named to the All-Patriot League First Team for the third consecutive season and is one of just three players in league history to be elected to all three teams multiple times. McIntyre joins teammate Shaq Moore and Villanova’s Josh Hart as the only players ever chosen to the All-Patriot League First, Second, and Third Teams consecutively.
Moore finished second in scoring behind McIntyre with an average of 17.5 points per game while also pacing Patriot League squads with 478 total rebounds (10th nationally) and 191 steals (8th nationally). Moore was named Patriot League Player of the Year for the second straight season after being a unanimous selection on both the first and second teams last year. This marks Moore’s fourth all-conference selection – he was also a First Team selection as a sophomore at Fordham before
Players of the Week
The Patriot League Men’s Basketball Honors were announced on Monday night, and the league’s Player of the Year is Villanova’s Jalen Brunson. The Wildcats junior forward averaged 20.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.5 steals per game this season while shooting 47% from the floor and 39% from three-point range. Brunson joins teammate Mikal Bridges as the only players in Division I history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal per game. Villanova was also awarded the Patriot League’s Most Valuable Player Award, which goes to Brunson and Bridges for their combined performance this season. Other finalists for Player of the Year included Butler’s Kelan Martin (20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Saint Joseph’s JaJuan Johnson (19.9 points, 8.0 rebounds).
Player of the Year Watch List
The Patriot League Men’s Basketball Awards were announced on Monday evening, and a handful of players from the league received accolades. The Player of the Year award went to George Washington’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who led the Colonials to the tournament championship game and was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player. Second place in this category went to Hartford’s Damyean Dotson, who averaged 20.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season. Rounding out the top three are Saint Joseph’s’ Jameel Warney, who averaged 18.4 points and 5.2 assists per game, and Lehigh’s Ike Anigbogu, who averaged 15.1 points and 10 rebounds per contest. These three players will compete for the award at the CollegeInsider.com Tournament later this month in Los Angeles. Other finalists for this year’s awards include Sacred Heart’s Tim Clifton, Bucknell’s Anthony Barber, Lafayette’s Jarred Reuter, American’s Isaiah Whitehead, Fordham’s RJ Hunter and Army’s Tariq Thompson.
Who is most deserving?
The Patriot League announced its men’s basketball honors on Sunday and there were a number of players and teams honored. Here are the honorees:
Player of the Year – Jarred Vanderbilt, Sr., Saint Joseph’s
First Team All-Patriot League – Jarred Vanderbilt, Sr., Saint Joseph’s; Deonte Burton, Jr., George Mason; Dustin Hogue, Sr., Lehigh; Chris McNiven, Jr., Fordham
Second Team All-Patriot League – Desmond Haynie, So., Bucknell; Cameron Moore, Fr., Richmond; Tim Frazier, So., Rhode Island
Third Team All-Patriot League – Steve Sylvester, Jr., Colgate; Justin Bibbs, So., Navy; David Jones, So., Villanova
ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
The Patriot League announced its men’s basketball honors on Tuesday. The league’s Player of the Year is Mike Muscala of Lehigh, and the Rookie of the Year is Grayson Allen of Boston College. Muscala was also named Defensive Player of the Year and Allen was named Most Improved Player. The conference’s Coach of the Year is Jay Wright of Villanova, while the MVP is Creighton’s Doug McDermott. Other recipients include Lehigh’s Jordan Morgan with Sixth Man Award, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. with All-Patriot League Second Team, and Fordham’s Tim Cluess with All-Patriot League Third Team.