Way Too Early All-MAAC Teams, Awards

As part of our Way Too Early MAAC week, there were pre-preseason awards rankings and predictions for who might break out this season.


Iona Junior A.j. English is the conference’s second leading returning scorer. (photo courtesy: ICGaels.com)

Way Too Early First Team All-MAAC
Brett Bisping, Siena, Jr.
Marvin Dominique, St. Peter’s, Sr.
Ousmane Drame, Quinnipiac, Sr.
A.J. English, Iona, Jr.
David Laury, Iona, Sr.

Way Too Early Player of the Year: A.J. English, Iona, Jr. – The second leading scorer from last season, next to Marist’s Chavaughn Lewis, English proved he has the skills to be a star in the conference in his first full season. There’s no reason why English can’t take another step forward as the go-to option for the Gaels as they seek to reach a fifth straight postseason.

Way Too Early Second Team All-MAAC
Isaiah Williams, Iona, Jr.
Deon Jones, Monmouth, Sr.
Chavaughn Lewis, Marist, Sr.
Zaid Hearst, Quinnipiac, Sr.
Desi Washington, St. Peter’s, Sr.

Way Too Early Breakout All-MAAC Team
Marcus Gilbert, Fairfield, Jr.
Zedric Sadler, Rider, Jr.
Shane Richards, Manhattan, Jr
Zach Lewis, Canisius, Soph.
Wesley Myers, Niagara, Soph.

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4 Responses to Way Too Early All-MAAC Teams, Awards

  1. Mike July 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    How does Rob Poole get left off? The team you picked for second (Siena) has only one all-MAAC player? Lavon Long and Marquis Wright also have a good chance of making a preseason all-MAAC team.

  2. John July 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Really you leave off Poole and put a guy Isaiah Williams, who went to foul line a total of 20 times last year – yeah that’s right an entire season. Zach Lewis and Wesley Meyers ahead of Marquis Wright and or Lavon Long? Wow some head scratching picks

  3. John2 July 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    @John above. If you’ve seen Williams and Poole play you’ll understand the selection. Poole is a nice player that has peaked already. Williams is a huge talent for the MAAC, and still has significant upside.

    Get your Siena blinders off.

  4. Iona86 August 5, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Isaiah Williams will be a 1st Team All MAAC selection. He is the best all around player in the MAAC.