February 24, 2011

W&L's J.D. Ey Earns Postseason Recognition From ODAC

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2011 men's basketball postseason awards at its annual postseason banquet on Thursday evening and Washington and Lee sophomore forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) was the lone General honored.

Ey earned all-conference honorable mention laurels after starting all 26 games for the Generals and posting averages of 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds on the season. This is the first postseason recognition for Ey.
 
His 7.2 boards per game are currently good for fifth in the conference and his 3.0 offensive rebounds per game is tied for the best mark in the league. Additionally, he ranks second in the conference in both blocks per game (1.3 bpg) and shooting percentage (.569), and has averaged 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
 
He has notched four double-doubles on the season, two in the Generals last three games, including a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds in W&L's recent 94-82 loss to 14th-ranked Eastern Mennonite.
 
Ey's selection to the honorable mention squad marks the first time that a W&L sophomore has earned postseason accolades from the ODAC since Greg Bienemann '08 was an honorable mention selection in 2006 and he is just the seventh W&L sophomore to ever be honored by the ODAC.
 
Eastern Mennonite senior Todd Phillips was named the ODAC Player of the Year, Virginia Wesleyan first-year DJ Woodmore garnered the league's Rookie of the Year award and Randolph College claimed the league's Coach of the Year (Clay Nunley) and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Colton Hunt).
 
Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC Tournament. The ninth-seeded Generals (14-12) take on the tournament's No. 1 seed, Virginia Wesleyan (22-3), at 1:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center.
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