W&M hoops picked to finish second in the CAA

BALTIMORE, Md. (WAVY) – The William and Mary men’s basketball team was picked to finish in second place in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll released on Tuesday.

Coach Tony Shaver, entering his 12th season as Tribe head coach, led William and Mary to a 20-win season last year. The Tribe lost to Delaware in the conference championship game.

Northeastern was picked to finish first.

William and Mary senior guard Marcus Thornton was voted the preseason conference player of the year, and sophomore guard Omar Prewitt was named to the All-CAA second team.



1. Northeastern

2. William & Mary

3. Hofstra

4. Drexel

5. James Madison

6. College of Charleston

7. Towson

8. Delaware


10. Elon




First Team                                           Cl.        Pos.     Ht.       Wt.      Hometown/Previous School

Scott Eatherton, Northeastern#          Sr.        F          6-8       219      Hershey, Pa./Hershey/St. Francis (Pa.)

Juan’ya Green, Hofstra                       Jr.        G          6-2       195      Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Carroll/Niagara

Damion Lee, Drexel                            Jr.        G          6-6       200      Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/St. Thomas More

Andre Nation, James Madison^          Jr.        G          6-5       200      Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian

Marcus Thornton, William & Mary*  Sr.        G          6-4       185      Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara


Second Team                                     Cl.        Pos.     Ht.       Wt.      Hometown/Previous School

Adjehi Baru, College of Charleston    Sr.        F          6-9       225      Abidjan, Ivory Coast/The Steward School

Quincy Ford, Northeastern                 Jr.        F/G      6-8       212      St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs

Dion Nesmith, Hofstra^                      Gr.       G          6-1       215      Union, N.J./Union/Monmouth

Omar Prewitt, William & Mary          So.       G/F      6-6       180      Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County

Cedrick Williams, UNCW                    Sr.        F          6-9       225      Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel


CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary


Honorable Mention: Tavon Allen, Jr., G, Drexel; Kyle Anderson, Sr., G, Delaware; Ron Curry, Jr., G, James Madison; David Walker, Jr., G, Northeastern

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