March 2, 2010



Providence, R.I.Rhode Island College senior guard Jake Grimes (Providence, RI) and sophomore forward Mason Choice (Newport, RI) were named First Team All-Little East Conference and to the league's All-Defensive Team. Junior guard Antone Gray (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East and freshman guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, NY) was selected to the All-Rookie Team.



 Jake Grimes, Antone Gray and Mason Choice


 Grimes is considered to be one of the top guards in the conference, after transferring into RIC from the University of Rhode Island and two seasons at CCRI.  He has played in 27 games, starting 23 of them in his first season as an Anchorman. Grimes is averaging 15.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He ranks first on the team in points, steals and blocks, while ranking third in both assists and total rebounds. Grimes had season-highs of  30 points and four steals at Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 5, grabbed nine rebounds against UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 26, dished out seven assists at UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 16 and had three blocks against Keene State on Feb. 6.



 Senior guard Jake Grimes


After making the All-Rookie team last year, Choice has played in 26 games, starting 25 of them this season. He is averaging 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Choice ranks second on the team in total points, steals and assists, while ranking third in total rebounds. He had season-highs of  24 points and five steals at Keene State on Jan. 9, grabbed seven rebounds on four different occasions and dished out seven assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 26.



 Sophomore forward Mason Choice


 After missing 10 games during the middle of the season, Gray still impressed the league's coaches enough to garner All-Conference honors. He has played in 17 games, starting 13 of them. Gray is averaging 14.4 points, 4.8 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. He ranks first on the team in assists while ranking third in total points. Gray had season-highs of  29 points at Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 5, dished out nine assists vs. Roger Williams on Nov. 28 and grabbed five rebounds at Bridgewater State on Nov. 24.



 Junior guard Antone Gray


 Carter has played in 27 games, starting nine of them, in his first year as an Anchorman. He is averaging 3.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Carter had season-highs of seven points on four different occasions, grabbed six rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 12 and dished out five assists twice.



 Freshman guard Tahrike Carter


Head Coach Bob Walsh's team is 20-7 on the season. They will face Rutgers-Newark on Friday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Middlebury. The Anchormen are coming off an, 81-80, win in the LEC Tournament Championship Game against Western Connecticut on Feb. 27.