Four VCU players earn All-CAA honors

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- On the eve of the CAA Tournament, the conference held its annual awards banquet at the Richmond Marriott on Broad Street.  It turned out to be a successful night for VCU, as four players took home All-CAA honors.

Bradford Burgess headlined the group as the senior earned All-CAA First Team recognition.  Burgess leads the Rams with 13.5 points per game and is set to tie the NCAA record by making his 142nd straight start on Saturday.  Burgess was joined on the first team by Old Dominion's Kent Bazemore, Drexel's Frantz Massenat, George Mason's Ryan Pearson and UNC-Wilmington's Keith Rendleman.

Juvonte Reddic and Darius Theus both pulled in all-conference third team accolades.  Reddic is averaging 10.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game during a stellar sophomore campaign that has featured six double-doubles.  Theus posted 8.6 points and 4.7 assists per game during the season and enters the CAA Tournament ranked second in the conference in assists per game.  Theus became known for hitting key shots late in games that led to VCU wins, connecting on two game-winning shots and two other crucial buckets throughout the course of the year.

Briante Weber rounds out the group as the freshman earned a spot on the CAA All-Defensive team. He leads the country in steal percentage, grabbing a steal on 7.03% of his defensive possessions. He finished the regular season with a league-leading 71 steals, which already ranks third on the single-season chart at VCU.

Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint earned CAA Coach of the Year honors, while George Mason's Pearson took home conference Player of the Year recognition.  The Dragons' Damion Lee was awarded with the Rookie of the Year award.

The CAA Tournament tips off Friday at noon at the Richmond Coliseum.

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