YORK, Pa. – After helping Wesley College's men's basketball team set a program-record for wins, senior forward Paul Reynolds and freshman swingman Wayne Lennon have been named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
Reynolds is the first Wolverine to be named the CAC Player of the Year since Rashawn Johnson did so in the 2008-09 season. Prior to Lennon, Reynolds was the last Wesley player to be named the conference's Rookie of the Year in the 2009-10 season. This is the first time that the Wolverines have swept both yearly awards.
Junior center David Langan was also named to the All-CAC First Team. Along with Reynolds, this is also the first time that Wesley has had a pair of players named to the First Team.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Reynolds had a career year in his final season with the Wolverines, averaging career-highs in points (20.1), rebounds (8.2), assists (3.0) and steals (2.0) while ranking third in the CAC in field goal percentage (55.3). His points and rebounding averages ranked second in the conference while his assists ranked fifth and steals led the league. The graduate of Smyrna High School was even better in conference play, averaging 20.8 points, and a CAC-leading 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
Arguably the best all-around player in Wesley College history, Reynolds is plastered all over the school's all-time leaders in several categories. He is the Wolverines career leader in rebounds (766) and free throws made (416), ranks second in points (1,803), eighth in assists (203) and fourth in steals (185). His 65.5% field goal percentage as a freshman is also a Wesley single-season record.
Lennon ranked fifth on the Wolverines in scoring (6.2) while also putting up 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. A native of Whitesboro, N.J., the six-foot-three swingman shot nearly 40% from behind-the-arc and 80.0% from the free throw line. After earning a starting spot midway through the season, Lennon averaged 8.2 points and 4.0 rebounds while scoring in double figures eight times.
Earning all-conference honors for the first time, Langan led the CAC in rebounding (10.0) and blocks (40) while averaging 12.5 points and 2.0 assists per game. A native of Sayreville, N.J., Langan also notched a CAC-leading 12 double-doubles and was a consistent low post and defensive presence for the Navy & White.
Joining Reynolds and Langan on the All-CAC First Team was Salisbury's Travon Vann, Christian Jackson of Frostburg State, and St. Mary's Nick LaGuerre.
Wesley (20-7), who received its third bid to the NCAA Tournament and first since the 2009-10 season, travels to take on No. 8 Williams College on Saturday, March 2, in the First Round of the Division III Men's Basketball Championship. Tickets for the clash against the Ephs at Chandler Gym are $6 for adults and $3 for children.