Miryne Thomas Named to All-MEAC Rookie Team
March 2, 2018

NORFOLK, Virginia -

After quickly establishing himself as one of the leagues top post options, Maryland Eastern Shore mens basketball freshman forward Miryne Thomas was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Rookie team, announced by the league office on Friday.

Miryne is a phenomenal talent, and he definitely earned this recognition, said Hawks head coach Bobby Collins. He was probably neck and neck with [Howard guard and MEAC Rookie of the Year] RJ Cole, he has that kind of potential.

Thomas, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, finished the regular season averaging 11.1 points per game and a team-best 7.6 rebounds per game. He finished fifth in the league in rebounding and led all freshmen in the category, upping his numbers to 8.5 boards in MEAC play. Thomas 2.4 offensive rebounds per game tabbed him sixth in the MEAC.

The Cleveland Central Catholic H.S. grad cracked double digits in scoring 15 times, including six in a row from Jan. 20 to Feb. 12 and shot a team-best 43.8 percent from the floor.

Thomas muscled his way to six double-doubles in the regular season, including a 16-point, 11-rebound effort in the Hawks win over Florida A&M on Feb. 5. He hauled in 16 rebounds in a Jan. 13 game at co-regular season champions Savannah State, the most boards for any Hawk in over three years. Thomas also poured in a career-high 21 points with eight boards at co-champs Behtune-Cookman on Feb. 10.


 

 

Thomas becomes the third Shore freshman to make the All-Rookie team in the past four years. Current Hawks Ryan Andino (2015) and Dontae Caldwell (2016) did so in back-to-back seasons at the beginning of the Bobby Collins era.

I dont know if Miryne even knows how talented he is, said Collins. Hes got an incredibly high ceiling and will play a big role for us for years to come.

Eastern Shore (7-24, 3-13 MEAC) drew the 12-seed in the MEAC Tournament and will play their first round game against No. 5 Norfolk State at 9 p.m. on Monday at the Norfolk Scope.

2017-18 Men’s Basketball All-MEAC Teams

As voted on by the conference’s head men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.

Player of the Year: Brandon Tabb, Bethune-Cookman
Rookie of the Year:
 RJ Cole, Howard
Defensive Player of the Year:
 Soufiyane Diakite, Bethune-Cookman
Coach of the Year:
 Jay Joyner, North Carolina A&T State

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

RJ Cole

G

6-1

Fr.

Howard

Union, N.J.

Brandon Tabb

G

6-4

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Hampton, Va.

Jermaine Marrow

G

6-2

So.

Hampton

Newport News, Va.

Phillip Carr

F

6-9

Sr.

Morgan State

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Charles Williams

G/F

6-6

So.

Howard

Richmond, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

Desmond Williams

F

6-6

Sr.

Florida A&M

Atmore, Ala.

Femi Olujobi

C

6-8

Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Long Island, NY

Dexter McClanahan

G

6-5

Jr.

Savannah State

Stockbridge, Ga.

Shawntrez Davis

F/C

6-9

Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Atlanta, Ga.

Raasean Davis

C

6-9

Jr.

North Carolina Central

Chicago, Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

Isaiah Bailey

G

6-6

Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Compton, Calif.

Alante Fenner

G

6-5

Sr.

Savannah State

Lake Wales, Fla.

Devaris McGowens

F

6-7

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Greenville, S.C.

Denzel Keyes

F

6-4

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Kinston, N.C.

Lamar Morgan

G/F

6-6

Jr.

Coppin State

Willingboro, N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Rookie Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

RJ Cole

G

6-1

Fr.

Howard

Union, N.J.

Miryne Thomas

F

6-8

Fr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Cleveland, Ohio

Kameron Langley

G

6-2

Fr.

North Carolina A&T State

Greensboro, N.C.

Jordan Perkins

G

6-1

Fr.

North Carolina Central

Greensboro, N.C.

Reggie Gardner, Jr.

G

6-3

Fr.

North Carolina Central

Bowie, Md.

 

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