CBB Review hands out awards for each conference tournament in 2022. Up next: The NEC Tournament.
The NEC Tournament Championship saw Bryant run away from Wagner right out of the gate. However, the tournament as a whole still provided some great moments with players who took it into their own hands.
CBB Review All-NEC Tournament Honorable Mentions
- Nico Galette, Sacred Heart – 26 PPG, 10 RPG, 1 SPG (1 game)
- Nigel Scantlebury, CCSU – 18.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.5 SPG (2 games)
- Isaac Kante, LIU – 14.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG (2 games)
- Jalen Benjamin, Mount St. Mary’s – 16.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 RPG, 1.0 SPG (2 games)
- Mezie Offurum, Mount St. Mary’s – 14.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.0 SPG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
CBB Review All-NEC Tournament First Team
- Charles Pride, Bryant – 20.3 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 1.0 APG, 2.0 SPG (3 games)
- Alex Morales, Wagner – 11.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 5.3 APG, 1.0 BPG, 1.0 SPG (3 games)
- Peter Kiss, Bryant – 24.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.0 SPG (3 games)
- DeLonnie Hunt, Wagner – 14.3 PPG, 3.3 APG, 2.7 RPG, 3.0 SPG (3 games)
- Ty Flowers, LIU – 22.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 SPG, 1.5 BPG (2 games)
CBB Review NEC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Peter Kiss, Bryant
In the NEC Tournament title game, Kiss showed how great of a player he is. The leading scorer in the country, he dropped 34 points shooting over 50% from the field. On defense, Kiss forced five turnovers. He played with an edge but also had fun – doing push-ups after a layup against Wagner and always running around with a smile on his face.
Bryant’s NCAA Tournament Prediction
Round of 64
I’m hesitant to actually predict an upset, but I will say that Bryant puts forth a good chance at pulling off a major first-round upset. Charles Pride would’ve won the NEC Tournament MOP for any other team and is one of the best Robin’s to any team’s Batman in the field. The Bulldogs will look to pounce on whoever they go up against.