OBW CAA men’s basketball Third Team All-Conference
Kyle Anderson, SR, G, Delaware
After sitting out the first seven games of the season, Anderson became a consistent scoring presence for a Delaware team that has been one of the more pleasant surprises of the season. The senior scored in single digits in just two games played this year and made a 3-pointer in all but two games. He averaged 14.6 PPG, 4.1 RPG and 2.0 APG.
TJ Williams, SO, PG, Northeastern
The Texas-native followed up an impressive rookie campaign with an outstanding sophomore season. With one of the best starting lineups in the league, it can be hard to score the basketball while facilitating but Williams took ownership of his role as coach Bill Coen’s point guard. He improved in scoring (10.4 PPG), assists (3.4 APG) and rebounds (3.7 PPG) and had a season-high 20 points against Richmond.
Daniel Dixon, SO, G, William & Mary
He made William & Mary history when he went a perfect 6 for 6 from behind the arc but Dixon’s most important contribution to the Tribe might be his perimeter defense. When he sat out five games towards the end of the season, the Tribe gave up 70-plus points three times and suffered losses to Delaware and Northeastern. Dixon, averaging 11.3 PPG on 45 percent shooting from the field and 46 percent shooting from behind the arc, was the perfect compliment to Marcus Thornton.
Kory Holden, FR, G, Delaware
Without Holden, Delaware is in last place and Kyle Anderson is one unhappy senior. The Maryland-native was outstanding for coach Monte Ross and despite his young age, he quickly emerged as a leader for the Blue Hens. The point guard averaged 12.1 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 5.0 APG, good for second best in the CAA.
Elijah Bryant, FR, G, Elon
The future is bright for the Phoenix with the versatile Elijah Bryant leading the way. If that wasn’t evident when he had 32 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes against Drexel, maybe it was in the last two games of the season when he led his team to wins over two of the four CAA regular season champs; Northeastern and UNC-Wilmington.