OBW CAA men’s basketball All-Rookie Team
Kory Holden, PG, Delaware
Devon Saddler who? The future is bright for the Blue Hens with Holden at the helm, who showed his maturity by ranking second in the CAA in assists (5.0 per game). He also showed he can light up the score board – just ask the top teams in the CAA.
Elijah Bryant, G, Elon
Whether he’s running the one, two or three position, Bryant always seemed to control the Phoenix’s tempo with poise. He showed his all-around game in the last three games of the season, in wins against Delaware, Northeastern and UNC-W. Bryant scored in the double figures and pulled down at least eight rebounds in the wins.
Jordon Talley, G, UNC-W
Talley handled the pressure of being on a contending team beautifully and showed he wasn’t afraid to have the ball in late game situations. His most impressive performance came against fellow contender Northeastern, when he erupted for 21 points at Matthews Arena.
Rokas Gustys, C, Hofstra
The Lithuanian big man will bring toughness to the CAA for years to come. He struggled to adjust to the different hand-checking rules and got into foul trouble early in the season but came into his own towards the end of conference play. The big man’s defensive presence in the paint may just be just as important as their dynamic backcourt in the conference tournament.
Dmitri Thompson, F, Elon
The rookie showed signs of potential for a young Elon team. He came up big against top teams, recording 10 points against William & Mary and 12 points and five rebounds against Northeastern. Thompson averaged 6.1 PPG and 3.7 APG.