St. Lawrence University first-year student Kyle Edwards was unanimously voted the Liberty League men's basketball 2014 Rookie of the Year by the conference's coaches. Edwards was also unanimously selected to the league's All-Rookie team along with fellow guard Kyle Kobis.
Edwards, who is the first St. Lawrence player to earn Rookie of the Year since Josh Sharlow in 2007, earned conference Rookie of the Week honors four times throughout the year. The Norwich, NY native was the top scoring first-year in the conference, averaging 11.7 points per game in league play. Edwards also finished first in 3pt % (.413), 3pt FG (33), assists (3.6), assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) and minutes played (33.1) in conference amongst rookies.
"Kyle (Edwards) had a terrific year for us and he's extremely deserving of this award," said St. Lawrence head men's basketball coach Chris Downs. "I think both he and Kyle (Kobis) will continue to mature and improve their games and give us a great young corps to build on for next season."
Kobis was also one of the premier rookies in the conference this season, averaging 11.6 points per game. The Elma, NY native shot 42% from the floor including 37% from behind the arc and finished with 75 assists and 24 steals.
Hobart's Richie Bonney was a unanimous selection for Player of the Year, while his teammate Joe Gibbons was also unanimously chosen the Defensive Player of the Year. Hobart College and Vassar College shared Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Deshon Burgess (Union), Alex Fabean-Scotch (Bard) and Kevin Weckworth (Union) rounded out the 2014 All-Rookie Team.