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Boatright Tabbed As Unanimous All-League Pick

Ryan Boatright earned First Team All-Conference honors on Tuesday.
March 10, 2015

PROVIDENCE - UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright (Aurora, Ill.), who led the American Athletic Conference in scoring, was a unanimous selection to the All-AAC First Team, the conference announced today.

In addition, UConn freshman Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) and sophomore Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) were Honorable Mention All-League picks and Hamilton was a unanimous selection to the AAC All-Rookie Team.

The all-league teams are selected by a vote of the league's coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Boatright averaged 17.8 points per game in conference games to lead all American Athletic Conference players. He also led the league in free throw percentage (.863) and three-point field goals made (3.0 per game), was second in three-point field goal percentage (.454), and ranked ninth in steals and 12th in assists (3.5).

Overall, Boatright was UConn's leader in scoring (17.8), assists (4.0), steals (1.4) and minutes played (35.6).He led the Huskies in scoring 18 times, in assists 16 times, steals 15 times, and in rebounding three times. The point guard has 25 double-figure games this season, had 20 or more points in 13 games, and topped the 30-point mark once. Boatright has scored 1,728 career points and handed out 482 assists, which place him ninth in both categories on UConn's all-time lists.

Hamilton led the conference in rebounding (9.1) and defensive rebounds (7.5) and also ranked in the Top 20 in scoring, assists, free throw percentage and assist/turnover ratio. Overall, the freshman forward was UConn's second-leading scorer (10.8), leading rebounder (7.6), and second to Boatright in assists (3.6).


 

 

Brimah led the American in field goal percentage (.699) and blocked shots (4.0) and was a defensive force around the rim. Overall, he is another double-figure scorer for the Huskies (10.0) and his 3.37 blocks per game average ranks third in the country. He was an AAC All-Rookie Team pick last season.

First Team All-Conference

Ryan Boatright, G, UConn *

Austin Nichols, F, Memphis

Nic Moore, G, SMU *

Will Cummings, G, Temple

James Woodard, G, Tulsa

Second Team All-Conference

Octavius Ellis, F, Cincinnati

Markus Kennedy, F, SMU

Yanick Moreira, C, SMU

Louis Dabney, G, Tulane

Shaquille Harrison, G, Tulsa

Honorable Mention All-Conference:

Troy Caupain, G, Cincinnati

Amida Brimah, C, UConn

Daniel Hamilton, G/F, UConn

Jaylen Bond, F, Temple

All-Rookie Team

Adonys Henriquez, G, UCF

B.J. Taylor, G, UCF

Gary Clark, F, Cincinnati

Daniel Hamilton, G/F, UConn *

B.J. Tyson, G, East Carolina *

* unanimous selection

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