We’re excited about the start of the 2010-11 CAA Men's Basketball season. The conference returns the majority of its starters from a year ago, including nine All-CAA performers. There are also several newcomers who are expected to make an immediate impact.
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QUICK HITS FOR 2010-11:
• Nine players who earned All-CAA honors in 2009-10 are back this season. Leading the list are first-team honorees Charles Jenkins of Hofstra, who was the CAA Player of the Year, and Chaisson Allen of Northeastern. Four players are back from the second team - Denzel Bowles of James Madison, Jawan Carter of Delaware, Cam Long of George Mason and Joey Rodriguez of VCU. Returning from the third team are Ben Finney of Old Dominion, Quinn McDowell of William and Mary and Julius Wells of James Madison.
• There will be plenty of familiar faces around the CAA as teams welcome back nearly 67 percent of their starters (40-of-60) from a year ago. Delaware and George Mason return their entire starting fives, while Drexel, James Madison, Old Dominion, Towson and VCU have four starters back.
• A league-record six CAA teams received postseason berths in 2009-10. CAA champion Old Dominion advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after knocking off Notre Dame, 51-50. Northeastern and William and Mary earned spots in the NIT, where they suffered narrow road losses to perennial powers Connecticut and North Carolina. VCU won five straight games to capture the CBI Championship with a 71-65 triumph over Saint Louis. Hofstra also participated in the CBI, while George Mason played in the CIT.
• Twelve of the league’s top 20 scorers are back from last season, as are 12 of the top 20 players in rebounding and six of the top 10 in assists.