Burton, Alleyene, Shider & Smith honored by LEC

Provided by Rhode Island College

Providence, R.I. – Senior forward Chris Burton was named First Team All-Little and earned a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Team, while classmates Eric Alleyne and Victor Smith tabbed Second Team All-LEC, for their respective performances in men’s basketball this season. Freshman guard Roosevelt Shider was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team.

Burton was named First Team All-Conference for the second consecutive season. It is his third consecutive All-Defensive award. Burton was a Second Team All-LEC selection as a sophomore in 2013. He played in 27 games, starting 25 of them. Burton averaged 14.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.9 bpg and 2.5 spg. He led the Little East in steals (67), while ranking third in blocks (49). Burton ranked fifth in the league in both points and rebounds per game.

He led the team in scoring, 14.7 ppg, rebounding, 7.0 rpg, steals, 2.48 spg and blocks, 1.81 bpg while finishing second on the team with 51 assists (1.89 apg). He ranked fifth in the conference in points per game and rebounds per game, while leading the conference in steals and ranking third in blocks.

Alleyne played in 28 games, starting 27 of tem. He averaged 14.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.4 apg and 2.1 spg. He ranked first in the conference in minutes played (894), second in assists (122) and was fourth in steals (59).

The league recognized Smith for the second straight season, having earned First Team All-Little East honors in 2013-14. He played in 22 games, starting two of them. Smith averaged 9.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.0 bpg. He ranked in the Little East in field goal percentage (.500) and was third on the team in blocks (22).

Shider played in 28 games, starting 25 of them. He averaged 9.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.0 spg. Shider ranked third in the Little East in minutes played (887), while leading the squad with 53 three-pointers.

Head Coach Michael Byrnes’ Anchormen finished the season with a 20-8 overall record and a 10-4 mark (second place) in the Little East. The Anchormen advanced to the Little East Conference Tournament Championship Game for the ninth consecutive season, before falling to longtime rival Keene State, 75-57.

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