A-10 names all-conference teams

We’ll see quite a few of these guys next season.

Atlantic10.org: Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced

Coach of the Year
Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph’s

Players of the Year
Pat Carroll, Saint Joseph’s
Steven Smith, LaSalle

Rookie of the Year
Bryant Dunston, Fordham

Defensive Player of the Year
DeWayne Jones, Saint Joseph’s

Sixth Man of the Year
J. R. Pinnock, George Washington

Chris Daniels Most Improved Player
Kieron Achara, Duquesne

First Team
Pat Carroll, Saint Joseph’s
Mardy Collins, Temple
Rashaun Freeman, Massachusetts
Steven Smith, LaSalle
T. J. Thompson, George Washington

Second Team
Bryant Dunston, Fordham
Mike Hall, George Washington
Dwayne Jones, Saint Joseph’s
Bryant McAllister, Duquesne
Pops Mensah-Bonsu, George Washington

Third Team
Justin Cage, Xavier
Scott Hazelton, Rhode Island
Monty Scott, Dayton
Ahmad Smith, St. Bonaventure
Kevin Steenberge, Richmond

All-Rookie Team
Stanley Burrell, Xavier
Bryant Dunston, Fordham
Brian Roberts, Dayton
Marcus Stout, Fordham
Mark Tyndale, Temple

All-Defensive Team
Justin Cage, Xavier
Mardy Collins, Temple
Carl Elliot, George Washington
Dwayne Jones, Saint Joseph’s
Dwayne Lee, Saint Joseph’s

All-Academic Team
Kiaron Achara, Duquesne
Jamaal Scott, Richmond
Chet Stachitas, Saint Joseph’s
Brian Thorton, Xavier (Student-Athlete of the Year)
Mushon Ya’ekosi, Fordham

Curtis Withers for A-10 POY in 05-06? Smith, Collins, Freeman, and Mensah-Bonsu will be his competition should they all stay. Us being a newcomer to the conference may hurt him in the voting if the competition is tight.

[i]Originally posted by X-49er[/i]@Mar 9 2005, 01:27 PM [b] Curtis Withers for A-10 POY in 05-06? [/b]
X, I would certainly think Curt will be in the thick of the A-10 POY race next season. If Steven Smith stays for his senior year at LaSalle, then he'll be the pre-season favorite.

two from fordham on the rookie team…were they that good, and who’s the coach