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Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman named CAA Player of the Year

Hofstra's Justin Wright-Foreman, who had 32 points, brings

Hofstra's Justin Wright-Foreman, who had 32 points, brings the ball up in the first half during an 88-76 victory over Drexel on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Mack Sports Complex. Credit: Lee S. Weissman

Hofstra men’s basketball guard Justin Wright-Foreman was named CAA Player of the Year, the conference announced Friday.

The junior, who was also a First Team CAA-selection, averaged 24.2 points per game during the regular season and, entering the Pride’s CAA quarterfinal matchup against UNC-Wilmington Sunday night, has posted double figures in 52 straight games, the fourth longest streak in the nation. He has scored more than 30 points seven times this season.

Wright-Foreman is the fifth leading scorer in the nation and tops in the CAA, entering Friday.

He is the fourth Hofstra basketball player to win the CAA’s top individual honor since the school joined the conference in 2001-02, and the first since Juan’ya Green in 2016.

Wright-Foreman is the most prolific Hofstra scorer in decades. He posted the school’s highest points per game average since 1976-77 when Richie Laurel averaged 30.3 points per game and is the first Hofstra player to average at least 20 points per game since Charles Jenkins put up 22.6 points per game in 2010-11. Jenkens won CAA Player of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011.

CAA honors also went to Rokas Gustys and Jalen Ray. Gustys, who was named third team All-CAA, averaged 10.5 points and 12.1 rebounds. He is the third-leading rebounder in the nation. Ray, who was named to the CAA All-Rookie team, shot nearly 40 percent from behind the three-point line and was one of the top sixth men in the conference.

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