Former Knight Dudzinski All-Rookie selection for Holy Cross Crusaders

By on March 3, 2011

Photo: Holy Cross’s Dave Dudzinski was chosen for the Patriot League’s All-Rookie Team this week. Peter Cooke, Holy Cross Sports Information

WORCESTER, Mass.—Holy Cross freshman forward Dave Dudzinski (Elburn, Ill.) was chosen to the All-Rookie team this week, while junior guard Devin Brown (Baltimore, Md.) and senior center Andrew Keister (Galloway, N.J.) have both been selected to the 2010-2011 All-Patriot League second team in men’s basketball, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.

Dudzinski has averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season, while hitting 52.3 percent (46 of 88) of his field goal attempts. His top performance so far this year came at Sacred Heart, when he scored a career-high 15 points on six-of-six shooting from the field. Dudzinski also pulled down a career-high six rebounds against St. Joseph’s, and added nine points and five rebounds in the win over Lafayette, including a pair of free throws with 1:37 remaining to give Holy Cross the lead for good.

Brown has averaged a team-best 15.6 points per game this year, while hitting 36.6 percent (59 of 161) of his three-point attempts and 81.1 percent (103 of 127) of his free throws. He finished the regular season ranked fifth in the league in three-point field goals made, sixth in scoring, seventh in free throw percentage and 12th in three-point percentage. Brown has led the team in scoring 15 times this year and scored in double-figures 21 times, including 10 straight double-digit scoring games entering the postseason. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Brown has now totaled 998 points, 176 rebounds and 110 assists, while hitting 38.2 percent (135 of 353) of his three-point field goal attempts and 81.6 percent (261 of 320) of his free throws.

Keister has averaged 12.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocked shots per game this season, while making 50.8 percent (120 of 236) of his field goal attempts.

He was even more impressive against Patriot League opponents, averaging 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in conference action. On the season, Keister ranks first in the Patriot League in rebounding, fifth in field goal percentage, 11th in scoring and 11th in blocked shots. He has also posted a team-best 10 double-doubles on the year, including seven straight double-doubles to end the regular season. Over the course of his collegiate career, Keister has now totaled 927 points and 737 rebounds, while making 51.8 percent (369 of 713) of his field goal attempts and posting 29 double-doubles. Keister becomes only the 15th player in Patriot League history to earn all-conference honors three times, after being named to the first team in 2008-2009 and the second team in 2009-2010.

Holy Cross (8-20 overall, 7-7 Patriot League) was set to return to action on Wednesday, when it would host Lafayette in a quarterfinal round game of the Patriot League Tournament.