CAA Men's Basketball

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 23, 2023

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 23, 2023

Catch up on the CAA Men's Basketball weekly news, notes and awards.

Jan 24, 2023 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 23, 2023

Catch up on the CAA Men's Basketball weekly news, notes and awards.

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Nicolas Timberlake | Towson

Timberlake led the way for Towson in a 3-0 week to earn his league-leading third CAA Player of the Week honor this season. 

The guard from outside Boston averaged 19.3 points on 49% shooting and 11-of-22 (50%) from 3, while adding four rebounds in the Tigers’ victories over Hofstra, North Carolina A&T and Elon. 

Timberlake scored at least 17 points in all three contests on the week, with a high of 24, to help the Tigers hold off an Elon comeback on Saturday.


Justin Moore | Drexel

Moore’s efforts powered Drexel to a 2-0 week that earned the Dragons their best eight-game start (6-2) in CAA play in 11 seasons. The guard from Philadelphia scored 14 points and dished out seven assists in Thursday’s victory over Hampton before pouring in 21 points and grabbing five rebounds in Saturday’s overtime win over Delaware at a sold-out DAC. For the week, Moore averaged 17.5 points on 46% shooting and added 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.


Player of the Week

Nov. 14: Nicolas Timberlake, Towson
Nov. 21: Aaron Estrada, Hofstra; Ryan Larson, Charleston
Nov. 28: Cam Holden, Towson
Dec. 5: Jyáre Davis, Delaware; Jordan Nesbitt, Hampton
Dec. 12: Jameer Nelson Jr., Delaware
Dec. 19: Jyáre Davis, Delaware
Dec. 26: Maleeck Harden-Hayes, UNCW
Jan. 2: Amari Williams, Drexel
Jan. 9: Aaron Estrada, Hofstra; Nicolas Timberlake, Towson
Jan. 16: Dalton Bolon, Charleston
Jan. 23: Nicolas Timberlake, Towson

Rookie of the Week

Nov. 14: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra
Nov. 21: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra
Nov. 28: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra
Dec. 5: Jack Collins, Monmouth
Dec. 12: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra
Dec. 19: Noah Ross, UNCW
Dec. 26: Max Mackinnon, Elon; Jared Turner, Northeastern
Jan. 2: Duncan Powell, North Carolina A&T
Jan. 9: Duncan Powell, North Carolina A&T
Jan. 16: Charlie Williams, William & Mary
Jan. 23: Justin Moore, Drexel



No. 18 Charleston is 21-1 following Saturday’s victory. The Cougars' win total (21), win percentage (.955) and winning streak (20) lead the nation. 

Charleston is the first CAA team in the AP poll since 1987, 6-1 against last year’s NCAA Tournament field and 4-0 against defending conference champions (A10, ACC, CAA, SoCon). 

The Cougars are the first mid-major to win the Charleston Classic. They captured the title with a victory over Virginia Tech in November. 

Charleston’s resume also includes wins over Kent State and UNCW, with the lone setback coming at preseason No. 1 North Carolina.


CAA teams hold 10 wins that qualify as Quad 2 in the NET. 

Charleston (Kent State, Virginia Tech, UNCW) has three Q2 wins, while Hofstra has three (Iona, San Jose State, Princeton) and Towson (UNCG), UNCW (North Texas), North Carolina A&T (Hofstra) and William & Mary (UNCW) each have one.

The CAA went 6-2 against both the Sun Belt and MAAC, 8-3 against the A10 and 7-3 against the SoCon, in addition to wins over the ACC and American.


Drexel is 6-2 to begin CAA play for the first time since the 2011-2012 season, when the Dragons ripped off 19 straight victories in a 29-win campaign. 

Drexel’s 61 points per game allowed ranks 16th nationally, and the Dragons have held their opponents under 60 in 10 of their 12 victories, with two opponents - UT Arlington and Monmouth - kept under 40. 

The Dragons have limited conference opponents to 59.3 points per contest.


Towson has won four straight, all by double digits, to move into a tie for third place in the CAA standings at 6-2. 

The Tigers have limited opponents to 67 points or less in all six conference wins and to less than 50 twice.


Hofstra’s victory Thursday was its 100th since the start of the 2018-2019 season, a feat achieved by just 40 programs nationally. 

The Pride’s last five seasons have 21 or more wins in the three full regular-season schedules played, plus the 2020 CAA title. 

Hofstra is 6-2 in league play this season - the sixth consecutive CAA slate the Pride have been above .500 through eight games.


Three CAA guards are averaging 19 or more points per game this season to rank in the top 35 nationally in scoring average. 

Hofstra’s Aaron Estrada is 18th at 20.1 points per game, Delaware’s Jameer Nelson Jr. is 24th (19.8 ppg) and North Carolina A&T’s Kam Woods is 33rd (19.2). 

Nelson was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List last week.


CBS Sports Network is the home of 18 CAA Men’s Basketball games this winter, including the semifinals and title game of the CAA Championship. 

The 15-game regular-season package includes at least one game for every CAA team and will feature John Fanta and Dave Ryan as play-by-play broadcasters, along with Tarik Turner, Terrence Oglesby and Dr. John Giannini as analysts. 

Fanta also will join Karlie Smith for a weekly #CAAHoops breakdown on and @CAABasketball on Twitter.


Jan. 18-24 is CSC Membership Appreciation Week to recognize the communications staffs around college athletics for their tireless work throughout the year to the benefit of the programs and student-athletes they work with. 

These notes packages would not be possible without the work of the athletic communications contacts at the CAA’s 13 members: Lynn Walsh (Charleston), Ed LeFurge (Delaware), Mike Tuberosa (Drexel), Troy Sayles (Elon), Matthew White (Hampton), Stephen Gorchov (Hofstra), Gary Kowal (Monmouth), Brian Holloway (North Carolina A&T), Joe Browning (UNCW), Matt Houde (Northeastern), Hayley Maltese (Stony Brook), David Castellanos (Towson) and Kris Sears (William & Mary). Thank you!


One thing to know about each #CAAHoops team

• Charleston’s 21 wins, .955 winning percentage and 20-game winning streak lead the nation.

• Delaware’s Jameer Nelson Jr. was named to the 50-player watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy on Thursday. Nelson was one of 10 players from a mid-major conference to make the list.

• Drexel’s 61 points per game allowed ranks 16th nationally. The Dragons have held two opponents under 40 points and nine under 60. Drexel held Delaware to one point in overtime in Saturday’s win.

• Elon’s Max Mackinnon has been in double figures in seven of his last 12 games.

• Hampton shot 58%, including a 76% mark in the opening 20 minutes of Saturday’s win at Monmouth.

• Hofstra has won 38 games in a row when holding opponents under 60 points.

• Jakari Spence (3.77) and Jack Collins (3.74) give Monmouth two players in the top 4 in the CAA in steal percentage.

• North Carolina A&T’s Kam Woods leads the CAA in total points with 404 (17th nationally) and 3-pointers made with 68 (10th).

• UNCW’s Maleeck Harden-Hayes has been in double figures in 11 of his last 14 games, with outputs of 31, 28 and 22.

• Joe Pridgen averaged 14.5 points on 55% shooting and eight rebounds per game in Northeastern’s two wins last week.

• Tyler Stephenson-Moore (eighth, 15.3 ppg) and Frankie Policelli (10th, 14.9) give Stony Brook two of the top 10 scorers in league games.

• Towson’s Pat Skerry moved into sole possession of sixth place in career CAA victories (regular season, conference games and tournament contests) with Saturday’s victory, which also came on his birthday.

• Gabe Dorsey’s 43.8% mark on 3-pointers leads William & Mary and the CAA, and it ranks 16th nationally.