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MEAC Announces 2006-07 All-Conference Men's Honors

March 5, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced its 2007 All-Conference Teams on Monday evening at the MEAC Basketball Tournament Tip-Off Banquet held at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Delaware State's Jahsha Bluntt earned the 2007 Men's Basketball Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, as voted by the league's Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors. Delaware's State's head coach Greg Jackson earned the back-to-back Coach of the Year honors, as voted on by his peers. Michael Freeman of Hampton University was selected as the 2007 MEAC Rookie of the Year, as voted by the conference's Head Coaches and Sports Information Director.

Bluntt leads the MEAC in scoring with an 86-percent free-throw percentage and ranks among the top ten in three other statistical categories including scoring, steals, and minutes played. Bluntt averaged a team-high 15.8 points and 1.3 steals per game.

Jackson guided his team to a 16-2 conference record for the second straight season en route to their third straight MEAC regular season title. In seven years, his teams have recorded 11 or more conference wins in each of his seasons leading to a 93-45 record against MEAC opponents. His 19-11 overall record marked the most victories in the conference this season.

Freeman led the nation in field goal percentage, setting the all-time record for highest field goal percentage for a freshman with 67-percent. He earned conference Rookie of the Week accolades seven times and leads the Pirates in rebounding averaging 6.4 rebounds and is second on the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game.

Delaware State forward Aaron Fleetwood was selected as the 2007 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. Fleetwood averaged 3.0 rebounds and leads the conference with 2.0 blocks per game.

Bluntt was joined on the 2007 MEAC First Team by Rome Sanders (Florida A&M), Steven Rush (N.C. A&T), Rashad West (Hampton) and Tywain McKee (Coppin State).

The MEAC Second Team included Roy Bright (Delaware State), Ron Timus (Morgan State), Darrin Shine (Delaware State), Tony Murphy (Norfolk State) and Jason Wills (N.C. A&T).

The 2007 MEAC Rookie Team featured teammates Freeman and Matthew Pilgrim (Hampton) as well as Reggie Holmes (Morgan State), Jason Flagler (S.C. State) and Joshua Cummings (Bethune-Cookman).

The MEAC Basketball Tournament tips-off on Tuesday, March 6-10, at the RBC Center. The Hampton University Pirates will take on the Howard University Bison in the first men's match-up beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2007 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams

Coach of the Year: Greg Jackson, Delaware State University
Player of the Year: Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State University
Rookie of the Year: Michael Freeman, Hampton University
Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Fleetwood, Delaware State University

Name School Pos Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Jahsha Bluntt Delaware State G 6-6 220 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Rome Sanders Florida A&M C 6-8 240 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Steven Rush North Carolina A&T G 5-11 170 Jr. Greensboro, N.C.
Rashad West Hampton G 6-1 175 Jr. Raleigh, N.C.
Tywain McKee Coppin State G 6-2 182 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Name School Pos Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Roy Bright Delaware State G/F 6-7 225 Jr. Durham, N.C.
Ron Timus Morgan State F 6-6 220 Sr. Washington, D.C.
Darrin Shine Delaware State G 5-10 170 Sr. Augusta, Ga.
Tony Murphy Norfolk State G 6-4 220 Jr. Paterson, NJ
Jason Wills North Carolina A&T F 6-6 208 Jr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
Name School Pos Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Michael Freeman Hampton F 6-8 220 Fr. Alexandria, Va.
Matthew Pilgrim Hampton F 6-8 225 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Reggie Holmes Morgan State G 6-4 180 Fr. Baltimore, Md.
Jason Flagler S. C. State G/F 6-4 180 Fr. Stafford, Va.
Joshua Cummings Bethune-Cookman G 6-2 190 So. Chicago, Ill


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