DOVER, Del.– Wesley College's Wayne Lennon was named the D3Hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year and Paul Reynolds was named First Team All-Region, it was announced by the website Wednesday morning. This is the first time that a Wolverines men's basketball player has earned a major Regional honor from D3Hoops.com and Reynolds is the second player in school history (Rashawn Johnson in '08 and '09) to be named First Team All-Region from the website.
A native of Whitesboro, N.J., Lennon was also the Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. The six-foot-three swingman shot nearly 40% from behind-the-arc and 80% from the charity stripe. After earning a starting spot midway through the season, Lennon put up 8.2 points and 4.0 rebounds while going for double digits eight times.
After earning Third Team honors the last two seasons, Reynolds received first team recognition after averaging 20.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals, all of which were career highs. The native of Wilmington, Del., was also named the CAC Player of the Year and ECAC South Region Player of the Year. Reynolds also shot an impressive 56.1% from the floor and notched ten double-doubles.
In his final collegiate game, an NCAA Tournament matchup against No. 8 Williams, Reynolds went for a career-high 35 points on 14-of-19 shooting, to go with a career-high three three-pointers, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. The six-foot-four, 245 pound forward leaves Wesley as its all-time leader in rebounds (774) and free throws made (420) while ranking second in points (1,838), fourth in steals (188) and seventh in assists (207). He also holds the single-season record for field goal percentage in a season (65.5% in 2009-10) and is the only Wolverine to lead his team in scoring and rebounding in two different seasons.
Salisbury's Travon Vann and Christian Jackson of Frostburg State earned second team honors while St. Mary's sophomore Nick LaGuerre received third team recognition.