YORK, PA – The Capital Athletic Conference champion York College men's basketball team received good news on Wednesday as the Spartans had a pair of players recognized by the league as the All-CAC squads were released by the league office.
Seniors Dalton Myers and Blayde Reich both earned first team honors for the league champions. Myers is making his second appearance on the first team while Reich moves up to first team after being a second-team honoree last year.
The duo helped lead the Spartans to a regular season crown to go along with a conference tournament title after being picked to finish second to Christopher Newport in the preseason coaches poll. York enters the NCAA Tournament with a mark of 23-4.
Myers, who was recently announced one of ten finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, has had an outstanding senior season. He leads the Spartans in scoring as he is averaging 17.5 points per game. He is adding 4.6 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists, and 0.3 steals per game. Myers is shooting 55.4% from the floor, 42% from three and 80% from the free throw line.
Myers' name is all over the Spartan record book as he is ninth in school history in scoring with 1,451 points. He is also ranked seventh in career field goals (546), 14th in field goal attempts (1014), 11th in field goal percentage (.538), 10th in made free throws (293), 12th in free throw attempts (392), 15th in total rebounds (506), third in blocked shots (91), fourth in games started (94), and eighth in minutes played (3,019).
Myers is fourth in the CAC in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage, fourth in three-point field goal percentage, fifth in free throw percentage, sixth in free throws made per game, and fourth in field goals made per game. Myers earned a pair of all-tournament team honors in York's two in-season tournament victories at Scranton and Washington & Lee.
Reich is York's second leading scorer as he is averaging 17 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He is shooting 54.5% from the floor, 35.1% from three and 69.8% from the free throw line. Reich has dished out 45 assists, blocked 16 shots and grabbed 21 steals.
Reich is another 1,000 point scorer for the Spartans as he is 20th all-time in scoring with 1,127 points. He is ninth in career rebounds with 570 and 11th in rebounds per game at 5.6 rpg. Reich is also fifth in career blocked shots with 75 and ninth in games started with 88.
Reich is fifth in the CAC in scoring, third in rebounding, third in defensive rebounds, fifth in field goal percentage, 13th in free throw percentage, and 15th in blocked shots per game.
Reich was the Tournament MVP at both in-season tournaments at Scranton and Washington & Lee. He put together a historic performance in the championship game at Washington & Lee with 44 points and 19 rebounds in the win. The 44 points and 19 rebounds were the second highest total in each category in school history.
Spartan head coach Matt Hunter was pleased to see his two senior forwards honored by the league.
"I am proud of Dalton and Blayde getting recognized as first-team players," said Hunter. "This is a great individual honor but getting two guys on the first team also recognizes our team's success this year. They have been the focal point of our offense throughout the season, but by the nature of their positions and skill sets, they require a great deal of execution, passing, and team work to put them in a position to be successful. They are accepting these awards for the name on the front of the jersey just as much as the name on the back."
The Spartans begin the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 2 when they host Yeshiva University in an opening round game. Tip time is set for 1:00 pm at Charles Wolf Gymnasium. That game will be followed by Hamilton and Nazareth in the other regional semifinal. That game will tip at 3:30 pm.