Devon Saddler Named To Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team; Jamelle Hagins Selected To All-Defensive Team
April 13, 2011
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BOSTON, Mass. -- University of Delaware guard Devon Saddler has been named to the 2011 Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team while sophomore forward Jamelle Hagins was selected to the Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team, is was announced by www.collegeinsider.com earlier this month.
Saddler (at right), who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in early March, started all 31 games during his freshman campaign, leading the team with 88 assists while ranking second with 13.3 points per game. He ranked among the league leaders in points per game, field goal percentage and assists, while setting UD freshman single season records with 13.3 points per game, 411 points and 149 field goals made. He tied the school freshman record for points in a game when he poured in a season-best 27 at Rider on February 19.
Saddler, who added 4.3 rebounds per game, reached double figures in scoring during 17 of the Blue Hens’ final 19 games, and scored nine points in the other two contests. He reached the 20-point mark four times and drilled a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in Delaware’s 66-63 win at Towson on January 15.
Hagins (at left), a CAA All-Defensive Team selection this season, started all 29 games that he appeared in during the year, missing only the final two regular season contests with an injured toe. His 87 blocks on the year led the CAA, ranked 12th in Division I, and are the fourth most in a UD single season. Hagins also led the Blue Hens with 7.3 rebounds per game, which were ninth most in the conference, while his 5.6 defensive rebounds ranked him fourth in the league.
Hagins, who also shot 46.6 percent for the year, posted double doubles against Ohio University, George Mason, and Rider during his sophomore campaign. He scored a season-high 17 points against Penn and American, and grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds versus William & Mary. Hagins, who currently is tied for third in Delaware history with 117 career blocks, swatted eight shots against Northeastern on January 19, one shy of the school single game mark.
2011 Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team: De’mon Brooks (Davidson), Travis Bader (Oakland), Jordan Dykstra (South Dakota State), Jeromie Hill (Texas-San Antonio), Juwan Howard, Jr. (Western Michigan), Troy Huff (North Dakota), Anthony Ireland (Loyola Marymount), Lawrence Johnson-Danner (Texas Southern), Frantz Massenat (Drexel), Javon McCrea (Buffalo), Jake Odum (Indiana State), Josh Ritchart (UC Davis), Evan Roquemore (Santa Clara), Steven Roundtree (Oral Roberts), Augustine Rubit (South Alabama), Dartaye Ruffin (Drexel), Devon Saddler (Delaware), Danny Stewart (Rider), Trey Sumler (Western Carolina), Trent Wiedeman (College of Charleston), Trey Zeigler (Central Michigan).
2011 Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team: Kwadzo Ahelegbe (Northern Iowa), Chris Duncan (Alabama State), Gregory Echenique (Creighton), Jamelle Hagins (Delaware), Ayron Hardy (Jacksonville), Trevon Harmon (Cleveland State), Frank Hassell (Old Dominion), Eli Holman (Detroit), Jermaine Mallett (Missouri State), Kelvin Martin (Charleston Southern), William Mosley (Northwestern State), Anthony Nelson (Niagara), Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State), Lucas O’Rear (Northern Iowa), Trevor Ottley (Middle Tennessee), Troy Payne (Santa Clara), Michael Porrini (Kent State), Brian Qvale (Montana), Brett Royster (Florida Atlantic), Josh Slater (Lipscomb), Greg Washington (Hofstra).