G- 22 Ben Farmer
F- 32 Ryan Stilphen
C- 40 James Smith
G- 13 Will Whittington
G- 25 Jared Jordan
Jared Jordan - Jordan is the best point guard in the country that nobody has ever heard of. A true floor general, Jordan led the nation in assists as a junior and is doing the same during his senior campaign (8.8 assists). He also chips in 17 points and is a dangerous shooter. Some are projecting Jordan to be a first-round pick in the upcoming draft.
HEAD COACH MATT BRADY
Coach Brady is in his third season with the Red Foxes and sports a 55-35 career overall record (.607). Brady's squads are 34-20 (.630) in 54 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games and 2-3 (.400) in MAAC Tournament play. Brady is also a perfect 6-0 against Siena, his alma mater (1987).
BRADY NAMED NABC DISTRICT 2 DIVISION I COACH OF THE YEAR
Marist head coach Matt Brady picked up his second Coach of the Year honor this week when the National Association of Basketball Coaches named him District 2 Division I Coach of the Year.
SCHOOL COMBINED RECORD FALLS AGAIN
Marist's men's and women's programs have racked up impressive win totals this season. The Marist women have won 27 games (through 3/12), while the men have tallied 25. Both teams also set the all-time conference mark for combined league wins this season with 31, surpassing the previous mark of 29.
JORDAN NAMED ALL-TOURNAMENT
Marist guard Jared Jordan was named to the MAAC's All-Tournament Team. In the two contests, he averaged 16 points and 8.5 assists.
TOUGH TO SWALLOW
Subpar field goal percentage defense has been the Red Foxes' downfall in each of their last two MAAC Tournament losses. Marist allowed Iona to shoot 58.9 percent from the field (33-56) in the 2006 MAAC semifinals and yielded 58.5 percent (31-53) in this season's loss to Siena.
The Red Foxes are 14-1 this season when their bench outscores or equals the opponent. The lone loss came in the MAAC semis when Marist received 16 points from its bench, while Siena got 14.
JORDAN, BRADY CLAIM TOP MAAC POSTSEASON HONORS
Marist coach Matt Brady and senior guard Jared Jordan (Hartford, Conn.) were named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach and Player of the Year, respectively, by the league office Wednesday evening at the MAAC Tournament banquet at the Arena at Harbor Yard. In so doing, Jordan became the first Marist men's player to win the award in its 10 years in the league. The last time Marist could boast the MAAC's Coach of the Year was 2000-01 when Dave Magarity won the award. The two were selected by virtue of a poll conducted of the league's 10 head coaches. Jordan, a 6-foot-2, 187-pound senior guard, was also named First Team All-MAAC and All-District by the NABC for the second consecutive season. A Bob Cousy Award finalist, Jordan is bidding to become the first player in Division I history since Southern University's Avery Johnson to lead the nation in assists twice. Johnson averaged 10.74 during the 1986-87 season and 13.3 the following season. Jordan was also accompanied on All-MAAC First Team by backcourt mate Will Whittington.