Tyrone Lewis, Sr., Niagara
Dropping Lewis from the first team was audacious, but his low field goal percentage (33.7 percent) debases his 16.2 points per game.
While he is somewhat inefficient on offense (1.09 points per shot), his defense is exceptional. His 2.6 steals per game were insurmountable and his 0.8 blocks per game as a guard cannot be neglected.
It is incontrovertible that Lewis belongs with the elite of the MAAC.
Rico Pickett, Jr., Manhattan
Yet to play a game in green and white, Pickett was highly touted out of high school (ranked 46th in 2007 ESPNU Top 100) and was essential to Miami Dade Junior College's success last year.
Pickett, who averaged 17.3 points and five assists per game at Dade, will be Manhattan's floor general. If you don't think he's worthy of Second Team honors, search "Rico Pickett" on YouTube.
Ryan Rossiter, Jr., Siena
Although Rossiter doesn't provide as much offense as some of his teammates do, one could argue that the center is Siena's MVP.
Rossiter contributes in every statistical aspect other than assisting and long range shooting. His 10 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.9 blocks per game appear special, but his 62.4 percent field goal percentage, 79 percent free throw percentage, and 1.73 points per shot are incomparable.
He always hustles and has a penchant for laying all 81 inches of himself on the floor to corral a loose ball. Rossiter is one-of-a-kind.
Darryl Crawford, Sr., Manhattan
Always an athletic slasher, Crawford developed into an all-around offensive talent last season. This became evident after Devon Austin's season ended early due to back problems and coach Rohrssen relied on Crawford to make up for the senior's 11.1 points per game.
In the 10 games following Austin's injury, Crawford erupted, averaging 19.2 points per game. Throughout the season, Crawford shot 37.3 percent from deep and also collected 1.4 steals per game.
Greg Nero, Sr., Fairfield
Nero is a leader and a valuable player to the Stags. He averaged 12.4 points on 1.51 points per shot, 6.4 rebounds, and about a steal and block per game.
Third to Rossiter's and Franklin's is Nero's 53.9 percent field goal percentage. Assuming the senior has fully recovered from his late season injury, expect Nero to have a breakout final season following the departures of Jon Han and Herbie Allen.