Towson F Benimon continues to receive postseason honors

March 25, 2013 | WNST Staff

Junior Forward Averaged 17.1 Points and 11.2 Rebounds

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Towson Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon has been selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Men’s Basketball All-Star team, announced by ECAC Interim Commissioner Steve Bamford.

Benimon, the 2013 CAA Player of the Year, recorded double-doubles in 20 of the Tigers’ 31 contests, which is currently tied for the second most in Division I. He was the league’s fourth-leading scorer with 17.1 points per game and reached double figures in 27 of 31 outings.

The junior forward led the CAA and ranked third in the nation with 11.2 rebounds per game and his 346 rebounds set a Towson single-season record and were the sixth-most in a season in CAA history. Showing his all-around game, Benimon was also third in the conference in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and fourth in field goal percentage (53.3 percent) and his 79 assists were the most of any Towson player.

Junior forward Otto Porter from Georgetown and Boston College freshman guard Olivier Hanlan were named ECAC Player of the Year and ECAC Rookie of the Year, respectively.

The teams were selected based on a vote of Division I coaches.

Player of the Year   
Otto Porter, Georgetown University

Rookie of the Year
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College

First Team
Khalif Wyatt, Temple University
Shabazz Napier, University of Connecticut
Lamont Jones, Iona College
Mason Plumlee, Duke University
Otto Porter, Georgetown University
Mike Muscala, Bucknell University

Second Team  
Ramon Galloway, LaSalle University
Joe Harris, University of Virginia
Jerrelle Benimon, Towson University
Jamal Olaswere, LIU Brooklyn