- By David Jablonski Staff Writer
Two Dayton Flyers earned all-conference honors Tuesday as the Atlantic 10 announced its annual awards.
Redshirt junior forward Josh Cunningham made the A-10 third team, and freshman point guard Jalen Crutcher made the all-rookie team.
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Cunningham averages 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. He ranks second in the conference in field-goal percentage (64.6).
Crutcher averages 9.2 points and and leads A-10 freshmen with 4.3 assists.
Davidson’s Peyton Aldridge and St. Bonaventure’s Jaylen Adams were named co-players of the year. It’s the third time the A-10 has had co-players of the year and the first time since 2005.
Here’s a glance at the complete selections:
Defensive player of the year: Yuta Watanabe, George Washington.
Rookie of the Year: Kellan Grady, Davidson.
Chris Daniels Co-Most Improved Player: Luwane Pipkins, Massachusetts; LaDarien Griffin, St. Bonaventure.
Sixth Man of the Year: Tarin Smith, Duquesne.
Coach of the Year: Dan Hurley, Rhode Island
First Team: Aldridge; Adams; Jared Terrell, Rhode Island; Matt Mobley, St. Bonaventure; and Justin Tillman, VCU.
Second Team: Pipkins; Kellan Grady, Davidson; Otis Livingston II, George Mason; B.J. Johnson, La Salle; Luwane Pipkins, Massachusetts; and Shavar Newkirk, Saint Joseph’s.
Third Team: Cunningham; Watanabe; E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island; Grant Golden, Richmond; and James Demery, Saint Joseph’s.
Academic Team: Joseph Chartouny, Fordham; Prokop Slanina, Fordham; Patrick Steeves, George Washington; Johnson; Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
Defensive Team: Tillman; Joseph Chartouny, Fordham; Watanabe; Stanford Robinson, Rhode Island; and Javon Bess, Saint Louis.
All-Rookie Team: Crutcher; Kellan Grady, Davidson; Eric Williams, Jr., Duquesne; Grant Golden, Richmond; and Hasahn French, Saint Louis.