Billy Baron of Canisius has been named MAAC Player of the Year.
Baron was joined on the All-MAAC First Team by Sean Armand, Ike Azotam, George Beamon and A.J. English III.
On the All-MAAC Second Team is Rhamel Brown, Ousmane Drame, David Laury, Chavaughn Lewis, Antoine Mason and Danny Stewart.
Brown was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
Billy Baron scored 38 points, tying a season-high, in leading Canisius to a 78-65 victory over Marist on Sunday.
Baron entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring (23.5 points per game). He was 12 of 23 from the field, made five 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws on the day. Chris Manhertz added 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Canisius (14-7, 8-2 Metro Atlantic...
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January 26, 2014
Billy Baron scored 29 points and Canisius squandered a 20-point lead on Friday night, but battled past Iona 85-83.
Iona had the ball with 18 seconds left and the scored tied at 83 when Baron intercepted a careless pass over the middle, drove the length of the court and drew a foul on his attempted layup.
Baron made both free throws, and Sean Armand missed a last-second attempt...
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January 18, 2014
Billy Baron scored a career-high 38 points, including 10 in the decisive second overtime period, to lift Canisius to a 94-91 victory over Rider Friday night.
The senior son of second-year Canisius coach Jim Baron scored 26 points in the final 17 minutes of the game, pumping in 11 points in the final 6:32 of regulation and five in the first overtime.
Rider's Zedric Sadler had...
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January 10, 2014
The chance at playing in the NCAA Tournament may be gone, but Canisius will be taking part in postseason play for the first time in 17 years.
The school announced Wednesday that they have accepted a big into the College Insider Tournament (CIT) and will host a first round game on Wednesday March 20, against an opponent not yet determined.
It will be the first postseason game the...
Amid the gratification of turning around the fortunes of a struggling basketball program at Canisius, Billy Baron's voice still cracks with a hint of emotion recalling the long consoling embrace he shared with his dad in the front seat of their car parked on the Rhode Island campus.
Jim Baron had just informed his son that he had been fired as the Rams coach. And Billy, the...
Jim Baron put his arm around his son following his 400th career win Thursday night and emotionally said, “It’s rich being able to share it with my son right here. That’s the beauty of it.” Baron’s squad almost let the game slip away once again as a 13 point lead with less than five minutes to go, was cut to two with 36 seconds left. It seemed like the visiting Manhattan...
Billy Baron is eligible right away at Canisius after transferring from Rhode Island in the summer
According to Shawn Stepner of WKBW in Buffalo, Canisius guard Billy Baron has received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play during the 2012/13 year after transferring from Rhode Island during the summer.
Billy’s dad, Jim Baron was named head coach at Canisius during...
Billy Baron played for his father at Rhode Island last year before deciding to transfer to Canisius
It didn’t take long for newly hired Canisius basketball head coach Jim Baron to make an impact at his new school.
On Thursday evening, CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman announced on his twitter account (@GoodmanCBS) that Baron’s son, Rhode Island star Billy Baron will follow his father...