Northeastern University senior guard Jose Juan Barea was named as the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball Player of the Year for 2005/06 last night at the league’s pre-tournament awards banquet in Richmond, Va. The selection was made by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and members of the media, who also named UNC Wilmington’s fourth-year head coach Brad Brownell as the season's Coach of the Year. (Pictured above are Barea and CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager.)
The 2006 CAA All-Conference Team:
Jose Juan Barea, Northeastern, Sr. (G) 6-0; 170
Nick George, VCU, Sr. (F) 6-6; 205
Jai Lewis, George Mason, Sr. (F) 6-7; 275
Harding Nana, Delaware, Sr. (F) 6-8; 230
Loren Stokes, Hofstra, Jr. (G) 6-3; 175
Barea made an immediate impact in his first season in the CAA, leading the league in scoring with 21.4 points per game. He ranks second in the nation this season among Division I schools, with 8.4 assists per game. Plus, he's the only D-I player to average better than 20 points and eight assists per outing.
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