On April 23, seniors Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado took home their final honors as members of the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, as the two were named to the All-Met first team by the Metropolitan Writers Association.
Joining Rodriguez and Delgado on the first team were LIU Brooklyn’s Joel Hernandez, Fairfield’s Tyler Nelson, Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman and St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds, who was named the 85th Haggarty award winner on April 25 for best player in the Metropolitan area.
Both Rodriguez and Delgado were instrumental in Seton Hall winning its first NCAA Tournament game since 2004. Rodriguez turned in a career year, averaging 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and earning second team All-Big East honors. Delgado finished the year as an All-American honorable mention and first team All-Big East selection, averaging 13.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. He also was honored as the best center in college basketball when he received the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award on April 6.
Also recognized by the Metropolitan Writers Association were Khadeen Carrington and Myles Powell. The two guards were named second team All-Met selections, joined by Rutgers standout Corey Sanders, St. John’s guard Justin Simon, Iona’s Rickey McGill, Wagner’s JoJo Cooper and Rider’s Dimencio Vaughn.
In his senior year, Carrington stepped into point guard duties, finishing the year on a strong note and averaging 15.6 points and 4.4 assists per game overall. Powell broke out in his sophomore year, taking home Big East Most Improved Player honors while averaging 15.5 points per game, second on the team behind Rodriguez.
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