Blue Hen Senior Devon Saddler Earns Outstanding Achievement Award at University of Delaware Menís Basketball Dinner
BEAR, Del. – University of Delaware senior guard Devon Saddler earned the team’s Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Blue Hen Basketball Club at the annual University of Delaware Men’s Basketball Dinner held Wednesday night at Ristorante Marco on Route 40.
Saddler recently concluded an outstanding four-year career at UD in which the Aberdeen, Md. native set a school record by scoring 2,222 points. A first team All-Colonial Athletic Association, NABC All-District 10 and Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American selection, Saddler ranked second in the league and 30th in Division I by averaging 19.7 points per game as a senior.
He also led the conference with 37.0 minutes played, while ranking fourth with 3.6 assists per contest and a 1.7 assist/turnover ratio. Saddler reached double figures in all but one game this season, and surpassed the 20-point mark 15 times on the year. He averaged 15.7 points per game during the Blue Hens’ run through the CAA tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors.
Delaware sophomore guard Sean Locke, who appeared in eight games during the season, earned the team’s Unsung Hero award. Additionally the Blue Hen Basketball Club presented head coach Monté Ross with a plaque commemorating his CAA, NABC District 10, and NSSA Big House Gaines Division I Coach of the Year awards.
Delaware went 25-10 this season, tied for the second most wins in school history, and won the CAA regular season with a 14-2 league mark. The Blue Hens then claimed their first CAA title in school history with a dramatic 75-74 comeback win over William & Mary in the CAA tournament final. UD advanced to its fifth NCAA tournament appearance, falling to fourth-seeded and 11th-ranked Michigan State, 93-78, in a second round game in Spokane, Wash.