Junior Billy Baron was named to the All-MAAC First Team while senior Harold Washington was named to the
All-MAAC Third Team on Monday afternoon. The honors were voted on by the
Baron is now eligible to be named the Pepsi Max MAAC Player
of the Year, which will be announced at the Postseason Awards Show, held in the
Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night.
Baron is the first Golden Griffin to be named to the
All-MAAC First Team since Darren Fenn in 1999-2000.
The Greenwich, R.I. native
ranks fifth in the MAAC in scoring at 16.6 points per game and leads the
conference at 5.1 assists per game. Baron earned MAAC Player of the Week honors
twice during his junior season. The 6-foot-2 guard has scored in double figures
26 times, including each of the last nine games. Baron is one of 25 finalists
for the 2013 Lou Henson award, presented annually to the top mid-major player
in the country by CollegeInsider.com.
Washington, a preseason All-MAAC Second-Team selection,
receives All-MAAC honors for the second consecutive season, earning All-MAAC
Second-Team honors after his junior season. The Brandywine, Md. native averages
ranks 12th in the conference in scoring (13.7) and is second in the
MAAC in 3-point field goal percentage (41.7). The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging
20.3 points in the last four games, scoring in double figures in 21 games on
Canisius opens play in the 2013 MAAC Championship at noon
on Saturday, held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. The No. 5 seed
Golden Griffins will face No. 4 Iona in the quarterfinal round, with tipoff
scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPN3.
For information on MAAC Championship tickets, contact the
Canisius Ticket Office at 716-888-2885.