Best Male Underclassman
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 01:05
1. Jarvis Threatt (Basketball)
With 39 seconds remaining in Delaware’s March 2 matchup with George Mason, Hens sophomore point guard Jarvis Threatt took a pass from teammate Devon Saddler on the right wing and sunk a clutch 3-point attempt to give Delaware a 77-74 advantage. The shot permanently returned the lead to the Hens and allowed the team to sweep the season series with the Patriots for the first time in school history.
However, to characterize Threatt’s second season with one play of one game would severely underscore the impact that he had throughout the season.
Threatt started 27 games for Delaware this season and averaged 13 points per contest. He led the team by averaging 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game, while also shooting 79.1 percent from the free-throw line. Additionally, Threatt brought down 5.7 rebounds per contest, which put him behind senior forward Jamelle Hagins for highest average on the team.
In the finals moments of the CAA tournament semifinals against James Madison, a controversial out-of-bounds call on Threatt cost Delaware a chance to make the NCAA tournament. At the postgame press conference, head coach Monté Ross said his point guard did not step or dribble out of bounds, and the official had made a bad call. Instant replays were not conclusive in either team’s favor.
Next season, Delaware will rely on Threatt to once again compliment Saddler in the backcourt. With the departure of Hagins, the Hens will need Threatt to step-up and take on a more prominent role within the offense.
2. Braden Shattuck (Golf)
The Delaware men’s golf team failed to win a tournament this year, but the future may finally be starting to brighten for head coach Mike Keogh and the returning players on his squad.
On Thursday, freshman Braden Shattuck, a native of Aston, Pa., was named to the All-CAA second team. Shattuck had the most prolific freshman season in the history of Delaware golf, as he posted six top-10 finishes and set the Delaware freshman record with a 74.45 average round.
Shattuck began the season by earning CAA Co-Men’s golfer of the week honors after his fifth-place finish at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational. On April 13, he led the Hens to a fourth-place finish by shooting a 3-under par 69 on the final day of the Manor Intercollegiate in Farmville, Va.
With six of its seven golfers returning for next season, Shattuck will be relied upon to lead one of the CAA’s youngest teams to compete for a conference title.
Honorable mention:Brian Kormondy (Lacrosse)
Paul Tierney is the managing sports editor at The Review. Send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.