EDISON, N.J. – Senior Adam Kemp (Sherrill, N.Y.) and junior Chavaughn Lewis (Queens, N.Y.) of the Marist men’s basketball team have both been named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Second Team. The awards, as selected by the MAAC’s 11 coaches, were announced by the conference on Thursday as part of its Countdown to MAAC Hoops.
Joining Lewis and Kemp on the All-MAAC Second Team are Daniel Stewart and Anthony Myles of Rider, and Desi Washington of Saint Peter’s.
Kemp, named a team captain last week, was an All-MAAC Third Team member a season ago. He averaged 10.4 PPG, good for second on the team, and a team-high 8.6 RPG, which also placed him third in the MAAC. Kemp also led the Red Foxes, and was second in the MAAC, with 68 blocks on the season, averaging 2.2 per game. His .555 season field goal percentage was tops for both Marist and the entire conference. He had a career game at Iona on Feb. 7, scoring 29 points while grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking seven shots. For that effort, Kemp was named the MAAC Player of the Week as well as the ECAC and College Sports Madness Player of the Week.
Lewis, who joins Kemp as one of Marist’s captains this season, returns as the Red Foxes leading scorer, averaging 16.7 PPG last year to earn himself a spot on the All-MAAC Third Team. He also led Marist, and the entire MAAC, with an average of 2.0 steals per game and was also second on the team with 5.7 RPG. Lewis scored at least 20 points in a game 12 different times and set a career high with a 30-point effort on Feb. 23 against VMI while also collecting a personal best 16 rebounds. On Feb. 7 at Iona, Lewis nailed a three-quarter court buzzer beater to send the game into double-overtime and earn a spot as the No. 3 play on ESPN’s Top 10.
The Red Foxes will open the 2013-14 season on Friday, Nov. 8 at Stony Brook. Marist’s first home game at McCann Arena will be Sunday, Nov. 10 against Elon.
The deadline for Marist Red Fox Club Basketball Season Ticket renewals for the 2013-14 season is Friday, Oct. 11. CLICK HERE to complete the renewal process online or stop by the Marist Ticket Office from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays.
The Marist men's and women's basketball teams will both hold their annual Red/White scrimmages on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at McCann Arena. The scrimmages are free and open to the public. Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis.