Cameron earns Atlantic East Player of the Year; Cameron, Anderson named all-conference

Photos by Gary Emeigh
Photos by Gary Emeigh

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LANCASTER, Pa. – The Atlantic East Conference announced the 2019 Men's Basketball All-Conference teams and major awards on Tuesday.

Wesley College junior guard Brian Cameron was named the Atlantic East Conference Player of the Year. Cameron and senior guard Evan Anderson were selected on the All-Atlantic East teams.

It is the third time that Cameron has picked up conference laurels after being named the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 and First Team All-CAC in 2017-18. Anderson notched all-conference honors for the first time in his career.

Cameron, who was also named to the All-Atlantic East First Team. ranks fourth in the country in scoring, averaging 26.6 points per game. In 27 games, he had the best three-point field goal percentage (.444) and free-throw percentage (.845).  Cameron also tied for sixth in the league in rebounding (6.8) and assists per game (2.9). He set new Wesley single-season records in points (718) and free throws made (147). He registered 20-plus points in 23 of Wesley's 27 games.

Cameron was tabbed as the Atlantic East Player of the Week five times, was selected on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week four times and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Month for December.

Cameron is Wesley's fourth conference player of the year since joining a conference in 1998-99 joining David Langan in 2013-14, Paul Reynolds in 2012-13 and Rashawn Johnson in 2008-09.

Anderson landed on the All-Atlantic East Second Team after leading the conference in three-point field goals per game (3.3) and ranking third in the league in scoring with 18.5 points per game. He also sat third in the conference leaderboard in three-point field goal percentage (.418), fourth in free-throw percentage (.810) and 10th in field goal percentage (.409). Anderson is Wesley's single-season three-point field goals record holder with 89.

Cameron and Anderson each scored double figures in all but one game during the season and both players joined the 1,000-point club in November.