Towson's Jerrelle Benimon repeats as CAA Player of the Year

The Baltimore Sun

Towson senior forward Jerrelle Benimon has been chosen as the CAA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

The results of voting by the league's coaches, media relations directors and members of the media were announced Thursday night, on the eve of the conference's tournament at Baltimore Arena.

Baltimore-area products Devon Saddler (Aberdeen) and Davon Usher (Digital Harbor), both of Delaware, join Benimon on the All-CAA first team. Drexel's Frantz Massenat and William & Mary's Marcus Thornton round out the squad.

Towson seniors Marcus Damas and Rafriel Guthrie were named to the all-conference third team.

Delaware's Monté Ross is the Coach of the Year.

Benimon becomes the eighth player in conference history to receive CAA Player of the Year honors in multiple years. The 6-foot-8 Georgetown transfer leads the country in rebounding (11.7) and has a nation-best 20 double-doubles in 31 games. 

He ranked fourth in the CAA in scoring with 18.9 points per game, third in assists (3.7 per game), fourth in field goal percentage (52.8) and fifth in blocked shots (1.3 per game).

Benimon received 30 of the 36 votes for Player of the Year. (Saddler and Massenat each got three.)

William & Mary freshman Omar Prewitt was named CAA Rookie of the Year, and Northeastern junior Scott Eatherton is the CAA Defensive Player of the Year.

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