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A10 Men’s Basketball Names Gudmundsson Player of the Year, Grady 1st Team All-Conference

by | Mar 12, 2019 | Sports

Gudmundsson Named A-10 Player of the Year; Grady All-Conference

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jon Axel Gudmundsson of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and first-team all-conference, while backcourt mate Kellan Grady joined him on the first team, as announced by the league office Tuesday.

A junior from Grindavik, Iceland, Gudmundsson is the third (Tyler Kalinoski – 2015, Peyton Aldridge – 2018) Wildcat to earn Player of the Year honors since Davidson joined the league in 2014-15.

The postseason awards were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.

Jon Axel Gudmundsson
Atlantic 10 Player of the Year | 1st Team All-Conference

On pace to become just the second player in Atlantic 10 history to rank in the Top-5 among league leaders in scoring (17.2/3rd), rebounding (7.3/5th) and assists (4.7/5th)… Also ranks among league leaders in double-doubles (3rd/8), triple-doubles (1st/1), free-throw percentage (6th/.824), 3-point FG% (.357/12th), assist/turnover ratio (5th/2.0), defensive rebounds (1st/6.5) and minutes played (6th/36.6)… Scored in double figures 29 times, including 12 20-point outings… In win at Rhode Island, recorded Davidson’s first triple-double in 46 years with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists… First player in school history with 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists… Selected preseason all-conference…

Kellan Grady
1st Team All-Conference

Selected preseason all-conference… Three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week… Ranks fourth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 17.1 points per game… Also ranks among league leaders in minutes played (37.4/1st)… Scored in double figures 20 times, including 12 20-point outings, which is second-best in the league… Hit the 25-point plateau six times and 30-point mark once, in Davidson’s win over Northeastern…

Up Next
Davidson will be the No. 2 seed in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament, March 13-17 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Wildcats, who finished the regular season 23-8 overall and 14-4 in the conference, received a double bye and will begin play in the quarterfinals on Friday at 6:00 p.m. inside the Barclays Center. Davidson will begin its title defense against the winner of No. 7 seed Duquesne / No. 10 seed Saint Joseph’s. 

 

2018-19 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball
End-of-Year Awards

Player of the Year
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson

Defensive Player of the Year
Javon Bess, Saint Louis

Rookie of the Year
Obi Toppin, Dayton

Chris Daniels Co-Most Improved Player
Justin Kier, George Mason

Sixth Man of the Year
Tavian Dunn-Martin, Duquesne

Coach of the Year
Mike Rhoades, VCU

All-Conference First Team
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson
Kellan Grady, Davidson
Obi Toppin, Dayton
Courtney Stockard, St. Bonaventure
Marcus Evans, VCU

All-Conference Second Team
Justin Kier, George Mason
Cyril Langevine, Rhode Island
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Charlie Brown, Saint Joseph’s
Javon Bess, Saint Louis

All-Conference Third Team
Jalen Crutcher, Dayton
Josh Cunningham, Dayton
Grant Golden, Richmond
Hasahn French, Saint Louis
De’Riante Jenkins, VCU

All-Defensive Team
Cyril Langevine, Rhode Island
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Osun Osunniyi, St. Bonaventure
Javon Bess, Saint Louis
Hasahn French, Saint Louis

All-Rookie Team
Sincere Carry, Duquesne
Nick Honor, Fordham
Obi Toppin, Dayton
Kyle Lofton, St. Bonaventure
Osun Osunniyi, St. Bonaventure

All-Academic Team
Ryan Mikesell, Dayton
Justin Mazzulla, George Washington
Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
Noah Yates, Richmond
Marcus Evans, VCU

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