George Mason Men’s Basketball Players Win CAA Honors

Posted: March 6, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Men’s basketball players George Evans, Erik Herring, and Keith Holdan were honored for their accomplishments this season at the annual Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) awards luncheon on Friday, March 3.

Evans was named the CAA “Player of the Year” for the second consecutive season after leading the CAA in scoring (18.7), rebounding (8.5), and field goal percentage (59.5), and finishing third in steals (2.04) and in blocked shots (1.78). The 6-7 junior forward is one of only two players in George Mason history to score more than 1,300 points, grab more than 700 rebounds, and record more than 160 steals.

Herring had the all-conference season many had predicted, and was named second team all-CAA. The 6-5 junior averaged 13.6 points and 3.2 rebounds, and shot 46.9 percent from the field and 71.3 percent from the foul line. He was eighth in the CAA in scoring, assists (3.12), and three-point field goal percentage (38.1) in the regular season. Herring has 809 career points and is 11th in career steals (107) and 16th in career assists at George Mason.

Holdan won the prestigious Dean Ehlers Award, named after the former James Madison athletic director and presented to the player who best meets the criteria of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The 6-6 senior forward has a 3.24 grade point average in finance, and averages 11.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. The only player to start in all 28 games, Holdan is active in the Patriots community service programs, visiting hospitals and elementary schools, among other volunteer efforts. He also is the basketball representative to the Student-Athlete Council.

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