Ryan Pearson Headlines 2012 CAA Awards
Ryan Pearson of George Mason has been named the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. Pearson averaged 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds.
Pearson was joined on the All-CAA First Team by Old Dominion's Kent Bazemore, Bradford Burgess of VCU, Drexel's Frantz Massenat and Keith Rendleman of UNC-Wilmington.
On the All-CAA Second Team are Delaware's Jamelle Hagins and Devon Saddler, Mike Moore of Hofstra, Samme Givens of Drexel and Chris Cooper of Old Dominion.
On the All-CAA Third Team are Jihad Ali and Eric Buckner of Georgia State, VCU's Juvonte Reddic and Darius Theus, Northeastern's Jonathan Lee and James Madison's Anthony Hitchens.
Bazemore was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Damion Lee of Drexel was Rookie of the Year.
Joining Bazemore on the All-Defensive Team are Hagins, Buckner, Towson's Robert Nwankwo and VCU's Briante Weber.
Appearing on the All-Rookie Team with Lee are Northeastern's Quincy Ford, Adam Smith of UNC-Wilmington, Marcus Thornton of William & Mary and Jarvis Threatt of Delaware.