By: Ethan Fuller
The Patriot League announced their regular season awards and All-League teams on Monday, and five members of Boston University men’s basketball found themselves recognized.
Leading the way on the All-Patriot League First Team is senior captain and efficient paint scorer Max Mahoney. The 6-8 forward has been a double-double machine for the Terriers, most recently putting up a 23-point, ten-rebound performance against Bucknell.
Mahoney has risen up the All-League ranks, going from a 2018 Third Team nomination, to a 2019 Second Team award, to this year’s honors. The senior also landed on the All-Defense team for the first time in his collegiate career.
Redshirt sophomore Walter Whyte joins the All-Patriot League Second Team through his hustle and physicality on both ends. After missing all of last season with injuries, Whyte averaged 12.6 points per contest in the Patriot League and ranked in the top five with eight rebounds per game.
Whyte’s award comes after earning 2018 All-Rookie honors as a freshman.
On the All-Conference Third Team guard Javante McCoy. Throughout the season, McCoy has evolved as a playmaker and primary ball-handler for the Terriers, and he finished conference play with 14.2 points and 3.2 assists per game. The junior also shot a solid 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from long range, demonstrating a lethal pull-up skill set.
Joining Max Mahoney on the All-Defense Team is sophomore guard Jonas Harper. After earning All-Rookie honors last year, Harper was given major responsibilities on defense, often guarding the opponent’s toughest guards. Harper frequently hounded matchups in full-court presses and racked up over a steal per game in conference.
Freshman Ethan Brittain-Watts earned a spot on the All-Rookie team after showing poise in a playmaking role off BU’s bench. After struggling to open the year, Brittain-Watts shot a solid 35 percent on three-pointers in conference and notched a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. His two late-game threes helped BU pull off a shocking comeback to close out the season.
Featured image by Perry Sosi.