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CIAA Sports Information Directors announce 2007 Basketball All-Rookie Teams

February 20, 2007

HAMPTON, VA- The 2007 CIAA Basketball All-Rookie Teams along with their respective Rookies of the Year have been announced as voted on by the CIAA Sports Information Directors’ Association.

Leading the way for the ladies is the 2007 CIAA Women’s Rookie of the Year Jori Nwachukwu of North Carolina Central University. A five-time CIAA Rookie of the Week honoree, Nwachukwu led all freshmen in scoring and rebounding this season nearly averaging a double-double of 12.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per outing. Her rebounding average tops the Lady Eagles who are in first place in the CIAA Western Division. In the CIAA she is tenth in scoring, 5th in rebounding, 4th in field goal percentage (.497) and tenth in blocked shots (0.76). A native of Upper Marlboro, MD, Nwachukwu is majoring in Biology at NCCU.

On the men’s side Charlotte, NC native Jerry Hollis has been named the 2007 Rookie of the Year as a starting forward for his hometown Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls. Hollis set the bar freshman this season the men’s side as he was voted CIAA Rookie of the Week an astounding seven times. Hollis led all freshmen this past year in scoring (12.0) rebounding (6.4), blocked shots (1.5) and steals (1.53). Majoring in Biology at JCSU, Hollis also appears in the national rankings for NCAA Division II in blocked shots.

The Men’s and Women’s All-Rookie Basketball teams will be honored at their respective tip off banquets in Charlotte, NC the week of the 2007 CIAA Basketball Tournament. A complete list of the 2007 All-Rookie Teams is as follows:


2007 CIAA Women’s All-Rookie Team
NAME SCHOOL POS HT HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL MAJOR
Juantale Cook Saint Paulís G 5-6 Upper Marlboro, MD/Potomac Special Education
Gabrielle Johnson Saint Paulís G/F 5-9 Virginia Beach, VA/Princess Anne Accounting
Jonta Moss Livingstone G 5-6 Augusta, GA/Laney Criminal Justice
Jori Nwachukwu N.C. Central F/C 5-10 Upper Marlboro, MD/Bishop McNamara Marketing
Jasmine Newkirk N.C. Central G 5-8 Raleigh, NC/Broughton Mass Communications

2007 CIAA Womenís Rookie of the Year - Jori Nwachukwu, North Carolina Central University

2007 CIAA Menís All-Rookie Team

NAME SCHOOL POS HT HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL MAJOR
Brandon Byerson Virginia Union G 6-1 Colonial Heights, VA/Thomas Dale Computer Science
Corey Camphor Bowie State G 6-0 Upper Marlboro, MD/Bridgton Academy Music
Jerry Hollis J.C. Smith F 6-6 Charlotte, NC/Victory Christian Biology
Trey Mines Virginia State G 6-2 Colonial Heights, VA/Blue Ridge Academy Computer Info. Sys.
Jonathan Mudd Shaw Univ. G 6-1 Miami, FL/American Psychology
2007 CIAA Menís Rookie of the Year Ė Jerry Hollis, Johnson C. Smith University

 

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