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Niagara's Kahlil Dukes named to ECAC Second Team


DANBURY, C.T. -- Kahlil Dukes has been named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Second Team announced on Thursday.
Dukes, a redshirt senior guard from Hartford, Conn., has earned numerous accolades after a stellar 2017-18 campaign. Dukes was named the 2017-18 MAAC Co-Player of the Year to become the fourth Purple Eagle in program history to earn the distinction. He was the only unanimous selection to the 2017-18 All-MAAC First Team, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District I Frist Team and the All-Mid Major Second Team by College Sports Madness.
Dukes posted career-highs with 21.0 points per game and with 3.3 assists per game while setting career-high numbers in field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, 3-pointers made, and in total free throws made. A two-time MAAC Player of the Week recipient, Dukes was second in the MAAC and 30th in the NCAA in scoring and led the conference in free throw percentage (90.9 percent) and in 3-point field goal percentage (41.7 percent).
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ECAC Division I Men's Basketball Major Awards and All-ECAC Selections
Player of the Year
Justin Wright-Foreman – Hofstra University, Jr.
Rookie of the Year
RJ Cole – Howard University, Fr.
Coach of the Year
Steve Donahue – University of Pennsylvania
All-ECAC First Team
Jairus Lyles – University of Maryland Baltimore County, GS
Shamorie Ponds – St. John's University, So.
Justin Wright-Foreman – Hofstra University, Jr.
Tyler Nelson – Fairfield University, Sr.
Zach Thomas – Bucknell University, Sr.
All-ECAC Second Team
Tyus Battle – Syracuse University, So.
Jerome Robinson – Boston College, Jr.
Ky Bowman – Boston College, So.
Desi Rodriguez – Seton Hall, Sr.
Angel Delgado – Seton Hall, Sr.
AJ Brodeur – University of Pennsylvania, So.
Kahlil Dukes – Niagara University, Sr.
Junior Robinson – Mount St. Mary's, Sr.
Nana Foulland – Bucknell University, Sr.

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