The Atlantic 10 Conference announced their 2018-19 Men’s Basketball End-Of-Year awards on Tuesday. VCU was represented by Marcus Evans, De’Riante Jenkins, and Head Coach Mike Rhoades on the award list.
Coach Rhoades: A-10 Coach Of The Year
VCU Head Coach Mike Rhoades was named the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year. Coach Rhoades led VCU to a 25-6 overall record and tied the Rams best conference performance in school history at 16-2. VCU was picked seventh in the A-10 preseason poll and the Rams ended up winning the Atlantic 10 regular season outright under Rhoades.
This is the first VCU coach to win a conference Coach of the Year honor since Anthony Grant won CAA Coach of the Year in 2007.
Marcus Evans: A-10 First Team & All-Academic
Evans was selected to the Atlantic 10’s First Team & All-Academic Team. After two Achilles’ tendon surgeries, Evans returned to the court this season to lead VCU in scoring (14.2 PPG), assists (3.3 APG), and steals (1.9 SPG) In A-10 Play, Evans finished 8th in scoring (14.9 PPG, 269 Points).
A-10 First Team
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson
Kellan Grady, Davidson
Obi Toppin, Dayton
Courtney Stockard, St. Bonaventure
Marcus Evans, VCU
A-10 All-Academic Team
Ryan Mikesell, Dayton
Justin Mazzulla, George Washington
Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
Noah Yates, Richmond
Marcus Evans, VCU
De’Riante Jenkins: A-10 Third Team
Jenkins was honored by the Atlantic 10 with an A-10 Third Team selection. The VCU junior led the Rams from three with 58 three-pointers this season. while averaging 11.3 PPG. Jenkins was third in assists for VCU with 59 on the season.
A-10 Third Team
Jalen Crutcher, Dayton
Josh Cunningham, Dayton
Grant Golden, Richmond
Hasahn French, Saint Louis
The Hunt heads to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. #1 VCU will take on the winner of Thursday’s round 2
Full List Of Atlantic 10 End-Of-Year Awards found HERE.