Collins named Coach of the Year, Gray named Player of the Year
Delaware State senior center Kendall Gray was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player and Defensive Player of the Year, announced by MEAC officials Friday. Ryan Andino of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was selected as Rookie of the Year, while his coach Bobby Collins was named MEAC Coach of the Year.
Gray averaged 12.4 points and 12.4 rebounds, starting all 30 games. Gray led the nation in total rebounds, and seventh in the NCAA in double doubles with 17. In his final game game of the season, Gray recorded 33 points and 30 rebounds.
Andino totaled 229 points (7.4 avg.) in 31 games. He ranked second in the MEAC in 3-point field goal average (43%) and totaled a career-high 18 points against Delaware State in February.
Collins led Maryland Eastern Shore to an 11-5 MEAC mark, and an 18-13 overall finish. In his first year at the school, Collins led the Hawks to a third place finish in the conference, a year after UMES finished dead last in the standings.
DSU senior guard Amere May earned first team honors, while UMES big men senior Mike Myers, and junior Dominique Elliott earned third team honors.