Gillette and Grant Capture All-CAC Honors, Grant Named Rookie of the Year

News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Athletics

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team posted two members to the All-Capital Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Team, the league announced today (Feb. 25). Junior forward Miles Gillette and first-year forward Gary Grant were selected to the All-CAC Second Team. In addition, Grant was named the CAC Rookie of the Year.

Gillette, a junior transfer, had an impressive first season with the Seahawks. The Washington, D.C. native led the Seahawks averaging 17.4 points per game, good for the second-best mark in the CAC. Gillette also led St. Mary’s College in rebounds per game with 7.6, which comes in at fourth in the conference. Additionally, Gillette concluded his 2020 campaign with seven double-doubles. Lastly, Gillette was named the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student-Athlete of the Month in January.

Grant made an immediate impact for the Seahawks in his first-year campaign. Grant posted 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest to collect CAC Rookie of the Year and All-CAC Second Team honors. His average in points came in as the fourth-best mark in the CAC. The Washington, D.C. native collected CAC Player of the Week accolades three times during the season to lead St. Mary’s College and was named the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student-Athlete of the Month in December. Grant also recorded three double-doubles on the season. 

The Seahawk men’s basketball team finished the regular season with an 8-17 overall record that included a 3-7 mark in CAC play. The Seahawks earned the fifth seed in the CAC Tournament and most recently defeated fourth-seeded Salisbury by a score of 79-74. The Seahawks will travel to first-seeded Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, Feb. 26 for the CAC Semifinals. Opening tip is set for 6 p.m.

To view the complete All-CAC Men’s Basketball Teams, click here.

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