(BOWTOROW)- Hampton guard Jermaine Marrow has been named BOXTOROW Division I National Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Marrow, a senior from Newport News, Va., finished fourth in Division I in scoring, averaging 24.8 points per game, and 11th in assists per game (6.5). He was the only player in Division I in the top 15 in both categories. Marrow helped lead the Pirates to a fifth-place finish in their second season in the Big South Conference and a finals appearance in the championship game. Marrow becomes the first player to repeat as the winner in the award’s history.
North Carolina A&T acting head coach Will Jones and Tennessee State head coach Brian “Penny” Collins have been named BOXTOROW Coaches of the Year. Jones took on the role of acting head coach in late December and led the Aggies to a 17-15 overall record and a second-place finish in the MEAC. His record after taking over the program was 14-5. Collins, in his second year, led one of the best turnarounds in Division I, as the Tigers finished the season 18-15, 9-9 in OVC play. The Tigers had been invited to play in the College Invitational Tournament (CIT). TSU went 9-21 during the 2018-19 season.
Ten schools are represented on the 2020 BOXTOROW Division I men’s college basketball All-America teams. BOXTOROW has administered the All-America team since 2009.
First Team All-Americans
Jermaine Marrow, Hampton (G, 6-2, Sr., Newport News, Va.)
Jibri Blount, North Carolina Central (F, 6-7, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Ben Stanley, Hampton (F, r-Soph., Baltimore, Md.)
Kameron Langley, North Carolina A&T, (G, 6-2, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.)
Devonte Patterson, Prairie View A&M (F, 6-7, Sr., Bridgeport, Texas)
Ronald Jackson, North Carolina A&T (F, 6-8, Sr., Clay County, Fla.)
Cletrell Pope, Bethune-Cookman (F, 6-9, Sr., Northport, Ala.)
Gerard Andrus, Prairie View A&M (G, 6-5, Sr., Lafayette, La.)
Second Team All-Americans
Charles Williams, Howard (G/F, 6-6, Jr., Richmond, Va.)
Jermaine Bishop, Norfolk State (G, 6-1, r-Sr., Queens, N.Y.)
Ivy Smith, Jr., Grambling State (G, 6-0, Sr., Tacoma, Wash.)
Roland Griffin, Jackson State (F, 6-5, Sr., Aurora, Ill.)
Tyrik Armstrong, Texas Southern (G, 5-10, Sr., Houston, Texas)
BOXTOROW Player of the Year: Jermaine Marrow, Hampton
BOXTOROW Coaches of the Year: Will Jones, North Carolina A&T and Brian Collins, Tennessee State