Gibbs And Aldridge Earn All-League Honors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the second straight season Jack Gibbs of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been selected first-team all-conference, while teammate Peyton Aldridge earned second-team recognition, as announced by the Atlantic 10 Tuesday.


In addition to ranking first and third in the A-10, averaging 22.0 and 20.6 points per game, respectively, Gibbs and Aldridge are the second highest scoring duo in the nation and have combined for 36 20-point outings and eight 30-point efforts this season.


Named to the A-10’s second-team as a sophomore, Gibbs is just three rebounds shy of becoming the first player in school history with 1,500 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. He is also fourth (65 out of 3rd) on Davidson’s all-time scoring list with 1,967 career points, just 33 away from becoming the fourth player (Curry, Gerdy, Hetzel) in school history with 2,000 career points.


The native of Westerville, Ohio, is also looking to become the first player to lead the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons since Temple’s Dionte Christmas (2006-09).


Aldridge, who leads the Wildcats in minutes played, rebounding, field-goal, 3-point and free-throw percentage, scored in double figures 26 times, while recording seven double-doubles.


Also a preseason all-conference selection, Aldridge ranks among league leaders in scoring (20.6/3rd), rebounding (8.1/4th), free-throw percentage (.837/6th), 3-point field-goal percentage (.419/4th), 3-pointers per game (2.2/7th) and minutes per game (36.6/4th).


Davidson (15-14) will open Atlantic 10 Tournament play Thursday with a 12 p.m. tip against La Salle (15-14) at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.

2016-17 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Postseason Awards


Player of the Year: T.J. Cline, Richmond

Defensive Player of the Year: Hassan Martin, Rhode Island

Rookie of the Year: De’Monte Buckingham, Richmond

Chris Daniels Most Improved Player: Marquise Moore, George Mason

Sixth Man of the Year: Kyle Davis, Dayton

Coach of the Year: Archie Miller, Dayton


All- Conference First Team

Jack Gibbs                         Davidson

Scoochie Smith                Dayton

T.J. Cline                          Richmond

Jaylen Adams                    St. Bonaventure

JeQuan Lewis                    VCU


All- Conference Second Team

Peyton Aldridge                Davidson

Charles Cooke                   Dayton

Marquise Moore                George Mason

Tyler Cavanaugh               George Washington

Hassan Martin                    Rhode Island

All- Conference Third Team

Kendall Pollard                 Dayton

ShawnDre’ Jones               Richmond

E.C. Matthews                   Rhode Island

Matt Mobley                      St. Bonaventure

Justin Tillman                   VCU


All-Academic Team

Joseph Chartouny              Fordham

Christian Sengfelder          Fordham

Tyler Cavanaugh               George Washington

Patrick Steeves                  George Washington

Mike Crawford                    Saint Louis


All-Defensive Team

Charles Cooke                   Dayton

Kyle Davis                         Dayton

Yuta Watanabe                 George Washington

Hassan Martin                    Rhode Island

Mo Alie-Cox                      VCU


All-Rookie Team

Mike Lewis II                      Duquesne

Isiaha Mike                        Duquesne

Jeff Dowtin                        Rhode Island

De’Monte Buckingham      Richmond

Charlie Brown                    Saint Joseph’s

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