SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo men’s basketball record-setting senior Jordan Prais and freshman Dominick Robinson saw their names listed as the two Saint Leo representatives who made up the 2009-10 All-Sunshine State Conference Men’s Basketball Team as it was announced by Commissioner Jay Jones on Thursday afternoon.
Prais, who concluded his four-year SLU career as the Lions’ all-time leading scorer amongst four-year players, was named to the All-SSC Second Team as he finished this season with the Lions’ scoring title as he averaged 18.6 points and 30 minutes per game. The Lakeland, Fla. native led the Lions in nearly every offensive category including rebounds per game (8.6) and field goal percentage (.520).
The all-time leading rebounder and free-throw shooter at Saint Leo, Prais set a new career-mark this year when he dropped in 35 points on December 30, 2009 against Nova Southeastern.
Robinson earned All-Freshman Team accolades after a season where he came off the bench and started nearly every game in conference play to finish third on the team in scoring with 9.2 points per game. The Casselberry, Fla. native was the only Lion this season to play in every game for Saint Leo, averaging 26.3 minutes per game.
Conference-wide, Florida Southern's John Thompson was selected Player of the Year, while FSC's Linc Darner was named Coach of the Year. Lynn's Michel Vidal was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year, and Nova Southeastern's Brian Cahill was chosen Freshman of the Year.
Voting for the all-conference men's basketball team was conducted among the league's head basketball coaches and sports information directors.
Receiving All-SSC First Team honors with Thompson were: Rashad Callaway (Tampa), Chris Hall (Lynn), Rion Rayfield (Florida Southern), and Nick Wolf (Rollins).
Aside from Prais, earning All-SSC Second Team recognition were: Myk Brown (Rollins), Zaronn Cann (Eckerd), Tony Dennison (Barry) and Justin Sedlak (Florida Tech).
Florida Southern's Brandon Jenkins and Barry's Erick Nsangou received honorable mention.
An All-Freshman Team was also selected. Joining Cahill and Robinson on the team were: Damon Ellison (Florida Southern), Luke Roesch (Nova Southeastern), and Callum Townsend (Tampa).
2009-10 ALL-SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
Rashad Callaway, Tampa, Junior
Chris Hall, Lynn, Junior
Rion Rayfield, Florida Southern, Junior
John Thompson, Florida Southern, Senior
Nick Wolf, Rollins, Junior
Player of the Year - John Thompson, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year - Michel Vidal, Lynn
Coach of the Year - Linc Darner, Florida Southern
Freshman of the Year - Brian Cahill, Nova Southeastern
Myk Brown, Rollins, Sophomore
Zaronn Cann, Eckerd, Senior
Tony Dennison, Barry, Senior
Jordan Prais, Saint Leo, Senior
Justin Sedlak, Florida Tech, Junior
Brandon Jenkins, Florida Southern, Junior
Erick Nsangou, Barry, Senior
Brian Cahill, Nova Southeastern
Damon Ellison, Florida Southern
Dominick Robinson, Saint Leo
Luke Roesch, Nova Southeastern
Callum Townsend, Tampa