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CAA Men’s Basketball Countdown – William and Mary

Oct 12, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

HEAD COACH: Tony Shaver
2011-12 RECORD: 6-26/4-14 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (3)
Tim Rusthoven, F – 10.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg
Brandon Britt, G – 9.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg
Matt Rum, G – 6.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Marcus Thornton, G – 11.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg – CAA All-Rookie team
Kyle Gaillard, F – 5.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg (injured last season)
Julian Boatner, G 4.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Terry Tarpey, 6-5, 185, Fr., G
Sean Sheldon, 6-9, 225, Fr., F

QUICK HITS
Thornton earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie team after ranking 23rd in the league in scoring (11.1 ppg). He tallied double figures 18 times. After battling injuries early in the season, Rusthoven contributed 11.7 ppg and 7.6 rpg over his final six games. He’s shot better than 54% from the floor in each of his first two seasons. Britt scored 11.8 ppg over the final stretch of six games. Rum made 38 three-pointers last season and shot better than 37% from beyond the arc. Gaillard, who started 18 games in 2010-11, should provide help on the wing after missing last season with an injury.

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