Blue Hen Freshman Ryan Allen Named CAA Rookie of the Year
2018 Mar 5
Freshman guard Ryan Allen was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year. Allen becomes the fifth player in Blue Hen history to earn conference Rookie of the Year honors, including the second in a row after Daly claimed the award last season.
Allen is the ninth Blue Hen to be chosen for the CAA All-Rookie Team, and was joined on the squad by Darius Banks and Matt Lewis of James Madison, Tomas Murphy of Northeastern and Jalen Ray of Hofstra.
Allen appeared in the final 30 games of the season while starting the last 22 contests. He ranks second on the team and 14th in the CAA by averaging 15.3 points per game. Allen's 86 three-pointers this year are tied for the UD single season mark, second most by a CAA freshman in league history, and fifth most among Division I freshmen this year. Allen has reached double figures in 25 of the last 28 games including 16 straight, and has recorded six 20-point outings on the season.