LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Women’s Basketball senior guard Kollyns Scarbrough has been named a First Team All-MAAC selection, while men’s freshman forward Prince Oduro earned All-Rookie Team acclaim. By virtue of their selections, both Scarbrough and Oduro are eligible to be named the MAAC Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively, when the league announces its major award winners at the Albany Capital Center on Friday at 10 a.m. on ESPN3.
A Preseason First Team All-MAAC selection, Scarbrough earns postseason First Team All-MAAC honors for the first time in her career after being heralded as a Second Team All-MAAC honoree each of the previous two years. The Jamaica, New York native was joined on the First Team by fellow MAAC Player of the Year contenders Jen Fay (Quinnipiac), Rebekah Hand (Marist), Aryn McClure (Quinnipiac), and Victoria Rampado (Niagara).
A two-time MAAC Player of the Week (Nov. 13, Jan. 15), Scarbrough enters postseason play leading the league in field goal percentage (.506), while also ranking third in scoring (15.8), fourth in steals (2.0), and fifth in rebounding (7.4). She ranked second during conference play averaging 17.3 points in MAAC contests. Scarbrough has tallied seven double-doubles and scored 20 or more points nine times, highlighted by a pair of 30-point performances. She enters March ranking seventh all-time in program history in career free throws made (344), and eighth in both scoring (1,479) and rebounding (714).
Oduro was predicted to be the MAAC’s top freshman entering this season by both College Sports Madness and A Daly Dose of Hoops. The Toronto, Ontario standout was joined on the All-Rookie Team by Jordan Allen (Rider), Deion Hammond (Monmouth), Rich Kelly (Quinnipiac), and Takal Molson (Canisius).
Oduro currently ranks 10th in the conference in field goal percentage (.483), and leads all MAAC freshmen with 20 blocks. He also tops all active Saints in both scoring (9.2) and rebounding (5.1). Oduro has scored in double figures 12 times during his freshman campaign, highlighted by a season-high 19 point performance vs. Niagara (Jan. 5). He has also grabbed 10 or more rebounds a team-high three times, and recorded his first collegiate double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener at CAA preseason favorite and current league leader College of Charleston.
Both teams begin their quests for MAAC Championships later this week at the Times Union Center. The men open tournament play with a First Round game Thursday night at approximately 7 p.m. vs. Quinnipiac, while the women first take to the floor Saturday for a quarterfinal matchup at noon.