Bakary Camara And Hashem Abbas Named 2019 All-East Coast Conference For Men's Basketball

Bakary Camara And Hashem Abbas Named 2019 All-East Coast Conference For Men's Basketball

West Babylon, N.Y.-University of Bridgeport men's basketball standouts junior Bakary Camara (Harlem, N.Y.) and sophomore Hashem Abbas (Nablus, Palestine) were honored on Friday evening was selections to 2019 All-East Coast Conference Teams as selected by a vote of league coaches and announced prior to the start on Saturday of the ECC Championship semifinals hosted by the University of Bridgeport.

Camara, who leads UB in scoring and rebounding this season averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, was named First Team All-ECC, and Abbas, who is averaging 11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per outing, earned a spot on the All-Conference Third Team.

The University of Bridgeport men's basketball team is in action on Saturday in UB's Hubbell Gym when the Purple Knights will face top-seeded Daemen College in the 2019 ECC Championship semifinals.

2018-2019 ECC Men's Basketball All-Conference
First Team
Bakary Camara, Bridgeport
Osbel Caraballo, St. Thomas Aquinas
Nick Corbett, Molloy
Bryan Griffin, Mercy
Curtis Jenkins, Molloy
Andrew Sischo, Daemen

Second Team
Deion Hamilton, Daemen
Peyton McLaurin, Roberts Wesleyan
Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor, LIU Post
Jeff Redband, Daemen
Demetre Roberts, St. Thomas Aquinas

Third Team
Hashem Abbas, Bridgeport
Sekou Cisse, St. Thomas Aquinas
Breon Harris, Daemen
Zachary Olukanni, Dist. Columbia
Mike Torre, Molloy

Player of the Year: Andrew Sischo, Daemen
Defensive Player of the Year: Curtis Jenkins, Molloy
Rookie of the Year: Demetre Roberts, St. Thomas Aquinas
Coach of the Year: Mike MacDonald, Daemen