All-MET Award Winners Announced

The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association announced the winners of their Division I basketball awards today and in general the voters, of which I’m one, seem to have done a credible job.

Sir’Dominic Pointer had an excellent season for St. John’s — including on the defensive end — and deservedly won the Haggerty Award. Picking between Glenn Braica of St. Francis Brooklyn and Jim Engles of NJIT for Coach of the Year was nearly impossible and they were both honored. I’m not surprised that Fordham’s Eric Paschall was named Co-Rookie of the Year with Angel Delgado of Seton Hall. I thought Delgado was the stronger candidate, but Paschall had an excellent season and was Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

The teams that the All-MET released each include six players. That meant there were 18 spots, and almost every player of consequence was on a team. The on guy I thought was snubbed? Justin Robinson of Monmouth. Robinson was on the All-MAAC First Team with Iona’s A.J. English and David Laury and Manhattan’s Emmy Andujar. He was also on a team ahead of Chavaughn Lewis (Marist) and Ashton Pankey (Manhattan). I’d trust the MAAC coaches on that one, Robinson should’ve been on the All-MET Third Team at worst.

Full awards:

Haggerty Award: Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s

Rookie of the Year (Co): Eric Paschall, Fordham and Angel Delgado, Seton Hall

Peter A. Carlesimo Coach of the Year (Co): Glenn Braica, St. Francis and Jim Engles, NJIT

All-MET First Team: Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s; D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s; David Laury and A.J. English, Iona; Jalen Cannon, St. Francis; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook

All-MET Second Team: Emmy Andujar, Manhattan; Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall; Juan’ya Green, Hofstra; Maodo Lo, Columbia; Myles Mack, Rutgers; Damon Lynn, NJIT

All-MET Third Team: Chavaughn Lewis, Marist; Ashton Pankey, Manhattan; Brent Jones, St. Francis; Marcus Burton, Wagner; Phil Greene IV, St. John’s; Kadeem Jack, Rutgers

3 thoughts on “All-MET Award Winners Announced

  1. Were Monmouth players eligible for the voting? Are they considered a “Metropolitan” school? I personally would since its under an hour to get to the city from West Long Branch and there is nearby ferry service to Manhattan.


  2. How is south jersey considered the “Metropolitan Area” I believe they got it right with the schools that are considered Metropolitan Schools


  3. St. Francis Brooklyn just announced six newcomers to be added to its 2015-16 roster. Three of these newcomers sat out last year as redshirts. There appear to be two “true” incoming freshmen: 6-9 shot-blocking and passing big man Joshua Nurse of Queens HS of Teaching and 6-1 combo G and foreign import Dagur Jonsson, who will be the second Icelander to join the program. Jonsson has substantial experience on the club level and is a member of the Icelandic National Team and should likely contribute right away. Nurse was a late bloomer on the HS level and most local observers view him as a player with tremendous upside. Jagos Lasic is a 6-8 F who played last year in junior college in New Mexico and is a big man who can handle and score from the outside. The three redshirts are 6-4 frosh F/G Marlon Alcindor, 6-4 junior F/G Jon Doss and 6-4 frosh Keon Williams. All three are athletic, multi-talented wings and potent scorers, but Williams could turn out be the star of this incoming class.


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