March 3, 2010

Hollins, Small named first-team All-UAA

WALTHAM, Mass. - Senior forward Terrell Hollins of Springfield, Mass., and senior guard Kenny Small of Stratford, Conn., have been selected to the 2010 University Athletic Association Men's Basketball All-UAA First team.

For Hollins, this is his second All-UAA selection, having earned second-team honors as a sophomore. He was a two-time UAA Player of the Week this season. Hollins ended the regular season two rebounds shy of averaging a double-double. He was seventh in the league in scoring at 13.6 points per game, while his 9.9 rebound-per-game average was second in the league and 33rd in all of Division III. In conference games, he was even better at 14.1 points and 11.1 boards per game. Hollins posted a league-leading 12 double-doubles, while his .594 field-goal percentage is 36th in the nation. Hollins, the third player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists is also one steal shy of becoming the 14th player in school history with 100.

Small, a second-team All-UAA selection as a junior, led the team and ranked sixth in the UAA at 14.4 points per game. He also topped the team, was second in the UAA and 53rd in Division III with an 84.6% free-throw percentage. Small became the eighth player in school history with 100 career 3-pointers when he connected beyond the arc four times against Rochester on Feb. 19, while his 38-point performance against UMass-Dartmouth in December was the league's best performance of the season. He ranks second in career free-throw percentage (83,1%) and eight in 3-point percentage (39.2%).

Earning All-UAA honorable mention honors were senior guard Andre Roberson of Springfield, Mass., and sophomore guard Tyrone Hughes of Dorchester, Mass. Roberson, a second-team selection in 2009, ranks fourth in school history with 357 assists and fifth with 130 steals, and needs nine points to become the Judges' 29th 1,000-point scorer. He was sixth in the UAA this season in assists (3.8 apg), steals (1.6 spg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6 a/to) while ranking second in minutes played (34.7 mpg). Hughes was the squad's steals leader (1.8 spg), ranking fourth in the UAA, and eighth in assists (2.9 apg) while averaging 9.4 points per game.

The Brandeis men's basketball team, under head coach Brian Meehan has a 19-6 record, including 9-5 in the UAA, good for second place. The Judges have reached the NCAA Division III tournament for the fourth year running. They will face St. Lawrence University on Friday, March 5, at 6 p.m., at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, N.Y.

Hollins is a 2005 graduate of Longmeadow High School. He is the son of James Hollins and Karen Hollins of Springfield, Mass.

Small is a 2005 graduate of Stratford High School. He is the son of Kenneth and Cathy Small, Stratford, Conn.

Roberson is a 2006 graduate of Wilbraham & Monson Acad. He is the son of Calvin and Andrea Roberson, Springfield, Mass.

Hughes is a 2007 graduate of East Boston High School who spent a post-graduate year at the Taft School in Connecticut. He is the son of Percy and Marilyn Hughes, Dorchester, Mass.

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