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March 4, 2008

 

 

 

Five From Rhode Island College Earn
All-Little East Distinction in Menís Basketball

 

 

 

Providence, RIóFive members of the Rhode Island College menís basketball team were honored by the Little East Conference for their performance this season.

 

 

 

Junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) was named First Team All-Little East. Hill has played in 28 games, starting 27 of them. He is averaging 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Hill was named the Little East Player of the Week once and was named to the Weekly Honor Roll one time as well on the season.

 

 

 

Tirrell Hill

 

 

Junior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East and to the All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season. Bailey has played in 25 games, starting 21 of them. He is averaging 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Bailey was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament.

 

 

 Bobby Bailey

 

Junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) was named Second Team All-Little East and to the All-Defensive Team. Johnson has played in 28 games, starting 27 of them. He is averaging 9.6 points, a team-high 7.9 rebounds to go along with 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Johnson was named to the LECís Weekly Honor Roll once on the season.

 

 

Kaseem Johnson

 

Freshman guard Antone Gray (Providence, RI) was named to the Little Eastís All-Rookie Team. Gray has played in 26 games, starting nine of them. He is averaging 6.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.

 

 

Antone Gray

 

Freshman guard Anthony Fortes (East Providence, RI) was named to the Little Eastís All-Rookie Team. Fortes has played in 25 games, starting seven of them. He is averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Fortes was named the Little East Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

 

Anthony Fortes

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís team captured the 2008 Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament Championship in a 55-52 win over top-seed and tourney host UMass Dartmouth on Mar. 1. The 22-6 Anchormen will face Nazareth in first round action of the 2008 NCAA Div. III Menís Basketball Tournament on Friday, Mar. 7 at a four-team site hosted by Richard Stockton in Pomona, N.J. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

 

Nazareth is 20-7 and the Empire 8 Conference Tournament Champions. The winner of the RIC vs. Nazareth game will face the winner of the Immaculata vs. Richard Stockton game on Saturday, Mar. 8.

 

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