BROOKLYN, N.Y. – St. Louis freshman guard Jermaine Bishop was selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference’s men’s basketball All-Rookie team, the league announced today. In addition, junior guard Mike Crawford was named to the All-Academic team for the second straight season.
Bishop, a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week honoree, led the Billikens in scoring (11.7 ppg) and assists (3.2 apg) in conference games. He is the first Billiken freshman to lead his team in those categories since SLU joined the A-10 in 2005-06.
Bishop, who was inserted into the regular lineup Jan. 13 at Duquesne, has three 20-plus scoring outings so far this season. He scored 21 points at Duquesne, a career-high 23 points against Davidson and 20 points, including the game-winning basket in overtime, at George Mason.
Crawford is second on the team in scoring with 10.7 ppg. He leads the Billikens in 3-pointers made with 43 and is one of the team’s most efficient free-throw shooters, connecting on 79.3 percent (65-82) of his charity attempts.
Crawford maintains a GPA above 3.8 and is on track to graduate with a B.S.B.A. in accounting this spring. He has applied to SLU’s Master of Accounting program.
Crawford’s inclusion on the All-Academic team marks the 10th straight season SLU has had at least one member earn the prestigious honor.
The Billikens are in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship. SLU, the No. 13 seed, faces 12th-seeded George Mason Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (CT).