Three Dukes earn All-CAA honors

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RICHMOND, Va. - Senior guard Stuckey Mosley and sophomore guard Matt Lewis of the James Madison men's basketball team each picked up All-Colonial Athletic Association honors on Friday, while freshman guard Deshon Parker was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team, as announced by the league alongside its end-of-season awards.

Mosley was named Second Team All-CAA in his final season with the Dukes, improving on his Third Team selection from last year. As a senior, Mosley continued his run as one of the strongest scorers in program history, averaging 17.0 points per contest as he became the 31st player to score 1,000 career points in a JMU uniform.

His scoring average ranked seventh in the league and his 93 three-pointers in 2018-19 are already the fourth-most in a single season in program history.

Lewis, an All-Freshman pick last year, earned a Third Team All-CAA nod in 2018-19 after scoring in double figures in all 18 league contests to close the regular season. For the year, Lewis averaged 15.9 points per contest, 1.4 point higher than his inaugural campaign and the 10th-highest scoring average in the league.

In league contests, Lewis upped his average to 17.4 points per game, highest on the team and seventh-highest across the CAA. His accomplishments made him the only sophomore named to any of the All-CAA teams.

Parker made an immediate impact in his first year on campus, entering the starting lineup in just the third league game of the year and cementing his place for the remainder of the season. In CAA play, Parker averaged 7.2 points, 3.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds as he conducted the Dukes' offense as the full-time point guard.

Entering postseason play, Parker's 96 assists leave him just four shy of becoming the fifth freshman in program history to tally 100, while his 32 steals are already the seventh-most of any freshman to play for JMU.

Mosley's selection marks the highest pick for the Dukes since Ron Curry was named to the All-CAA First Team in 2015, while Parker is JMU's third All-Freshman pick in two seasons, after both Lewis and Darius Banks garnered the plaudits last season.

Hofstra senior guard Justin Wright-Foreman repeated as the CAA Player of the Year, while Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich was named CAA Coach of the Year for the first time.

The eighth-seeded Dukes will open 2019 CAA Tournament on Saturday evening when they take on No. 9 Towson at 4 p.m. in the event's opening game. Live coverage will be provided at CAA.tv.