Anderson Named First-Team All-League; Dulin Named to All-Defensive Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy men’s basketball senior guard Shawn Anderson has been named to the 2017-18 All-Patriot League First Team and senior guard Bryce Dulin has been named to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team, the conference office announced Monday.
Anderson was previously named to the All-Patriot League Second Team following the 2016-17 season and was named to the five-member All-Patriot League Preseason Team prior to this season.
Anderson is averaging 13.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.7 minutes. Anderson ranks first on the team in scoring and minutes played, and is second in rebounding, assists and steals.
Anderson is the only player in the Patriot League who ranks in the top 15 in the conference in scoring (12th), rebounding (14th) and assists (eighth).
Anderson became the first player in Navy history to amass over 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists this season. The senior captain currently has 1,338 career points with 518 rebounds and 310 assists.
Anderson is currently ranked in the Navy record books in nine different career statistical categories. He ranks 16th at Navy in career scoring (1,338), 12th in assists (310), 10th in defensive rebounds (362), 21st in steals (106), 11th in free throws made (338), 10th in free throw attempts (493), fifth in games played (124), 10th in games started (95) and ninth in minutes played (3,265).
Anderson is the first Navy player to earn first-team all-conference honors since Worth Smith in 2015. He is Navy’s first two-time all-league honoree since 2010 graduate Chris Harris. Harris was named to the all-league second team twice and the all-league first team once.
Dulin has been named to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team for the second-straight season.
Dulin’s defensive efforts have helped Navy rank first in the Patriot League and 32nd in the NCAA in scoring defense this season at 65.9 points allowed per game. Dulin also routinely draws the defensive assignment on opposing teams’ best players. Dulin ranks second on the team with 13 offensive charges drawn.
Dulin has started all 31 games for Navy this season and is averaging 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 29.0 minutes.
Dulin also ranks 11th at Navy in career games played with 116.
This is just the third year of the Patriot League’s All-Defensive Team. Will Kelly was named to the inaugural team in 2016 and Dulin has made the squad the last two years.
Under seventh-year head coach Ed DeChellis, Navy win 20 games this year for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
No. 3 Navy (20-11, 11-7 PL) will host No. 6 Holy Cross (11-18, 8-10 PL) in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday at 7:00 PM.
2017-18 Men’s Basketball All-Patriot League Team and Major Awards Player of the Year: Zach Thomas, Bucknell (Sr., C) Defensive Player of the Year: Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross (Jr., F) Rookie of the Year: Alex Petrie, Lafayette (Fr., G) Coach of the Year: Matt Langel, Colgate First-Team All-Patriot League Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Sr., C) Zach Thomas, Bucknell (Sr, F) Stephen Brown, Bucknell (Sr., G) Andre Walker, Loyola Maryland (Sr., G) Shawn Anderson, Navy (Sr., G) Second-Team All-Patriot League Sa’eed Nelson, American (So., G) Will Rayman, Colgate (So., F) Matt Klinewski, Lafayette (Sr., F) Kahron Ross, Lehigh, Sr., G) Lance Tejada, Lehigh (Jr., G) Third-Team All-Patriot League Max Mahoney, Boston University (So., F) Sean O’Brien, Colgate (Sr., G) Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross (Jr., F) Jordan Swopshire, Colgate (Sr., F) Alex Petrie, Lafayette (Fr., G)
All-Defensive Team Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Sr, C) Stephen Brown, Bucknell (Sr., G), Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross (Jr., F) Andrew Kostecka, Loyola Maryland (So., G) Bryce Dulin, Navy (Sr., G)
All-Rookie Team Sam Iorio, American (Fr., F) Walter Whyte, Boston University (Fr., F) Jordan Burns, Colgate (Fr., G) Austin Butler, Holy Cross (Fr., G) Alex Petrie, Lafayette (Fr., G)