RMU player Anderson, coach Toole take top NEC honors
March 4, 2014 2:38 PM
Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole talks with Karvel Anderson in the second half as his team takes on Sacred Heart at the Sewall Center Thursday night, January 23, 2014.
By Craig Meyer / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Robert Morris senior guard Karvel Anderson and coach Andy Toole were named the 2014 Northeast Conference player of the year and coach of the year Tuesday afternoon.
A junior-college transfer in his second season with the program, Anderson led the conference in scoring at 19.6 points per game while making 51.4 percent of his shots. His 46.4 3-point percentage ranks him fourth among all Division I players and he set the program record for made 3s in a season with 103. Anderson becomes the sixth Robert Morris player to win the award and the first since Jeremy Chappell in 2009.
With just eight players on the team's roster after a slew of defections and suspensions, Toole guided the Colonials to first place in the NEC as the team won 14 of its 16 conference games. It marks the first time that Toole, now in his fourth season as head coach, has won the award.
Junior forward Lucky Jones was named as a member of the all-NEC second team, marking the third consecutive year he has earned an all-conference accolade.
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