CAA Men's Basketball

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 30, 2023

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 30, 2023

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

Feb 1, 2023 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Men's Basketball Report | Jan. 30, 2023

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

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Aaron Estrada | Hofstra

Estrada’s weekend included a 40-point outburst and the toppling of a nationally ranked opponent.

The Pride guard poured in 40 points in Thursday’s comeback win at Elon and then tallied 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists to earn Hofstra a win at No. 18 Charleston on Saturday. 

Estrada averaged 32.5 points on 53% shooting and 54% from 3-point range, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals, as Hofstra improved to 8-2 in CAA play and won at a ranked opponent for the second straight season. 

Estrada is one of two players to earn CAA Player of the Week honors three times this season and earns his eighth weekly honor in two seasons at Hofstra.


Jack Collins | Monmouth

Collins’ Saturday performance helped power Monmouth to its first CAA win in its inaugural campaign in the league. 

The guard from Monmouth County scored eight points and tallied seven rebounds Thursday in a narrow setback at UNCW, before knocking down four 3-pointers as part of a 16-point night in Saturday’s win over North Carolina A&T. 

For the weekend, Collins averaged 12 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals. 

Collins is Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.


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
Jan. 30: Aaron Estrada, Hofstra

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
Jan. 30: Jack Collins, Monmouth



Hofstra’s Aaron Estrada scored a career-high 40 points in Thursday’s win at Elon and 25 in Saturday’s victory at previously No. 18 Charleston. 

The performance, and the Hofstra win over a top-25 team for the second-straight year, earned Estrada National Player of the Week accolades from ESPN, The Field of 68 and College Insider. 

In addition, Hofstra was named National Team of the Week by the NCAA.


Charleston is 21-2, with a win total (21) that is tied for the best in the nation and a win percentage (.913) that ranks third among all 363 Division I teams. 

The Cougars are receiving votes in the AP poll for the 11th consecutive week and were ranked for four, while CofC is 6-1 against last year’s NCAA Tournament field and 4-0 against defending conference champions (A10, ACC, CAA, SoCon).

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

Charleston’s success also includes wins over Kent State and UNCW, with the lone setbacks coming at preseason No. 1 North Carolina and a four-point loss to Hofstra.


Towson has won six straight games by an average of 14.2 points and is tied with Hofstra for second place in the CAA standings at 8-2. 

The Tigers have limited opponents to 67 points or less in 7-of-8 conference wins and to less than 50 twice.

Cam Holden recorded the first triple-double in program history against a Division I opponent with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Saturday.


North Carolina A&T players have won the CAA Player of the Night fan vote after all six of A&T’s wins in conference play. 

Thursday’s winner, Marcus Watson, capped a 22-point performance with a highlight-reel dunk that was viewed over 125,000 times on the CAA and NCAA Instagram accounts by Friday morning.


CAA teams hold 12 wins that qualify as Quad 1 or 2 in the NET. 

Hofstra has a Q1 win at Charleston and Q2 victories at Princeton and San Jose State, while Charleston has earned four Q2 victories (Virginia Tech, Kent State, UNCW, Towson). 

Towson (UNCG), UNCW (North Texas), North Carolina A&T (Hofstra), William & Mary (UNCW) and Delaware (Princeton) each have one in Q2.

The CAA went 6-2 against 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.


One thing to know about each #CAAHoops team

• Charleston’s 21 wins are tied with Purdue and FAU for the most in the nation. The Cougars’ .913 winning percentage ranks third out of all 363 Division I teams.

• Delaware ranks second nationally in the percentage of minutes played by players with two fouls in the first half (61.6%).

• Drexel has held 16-of-22 opponents under 70 points and two under 40 points.

• Elon’s Sean Halloran is 53-for-58 (91.4%) from the free-throw line this season.

• Hampton will play a non-league game Saturday in New Jersey against Norfolk State as part of the Legacy Classic. The game will be nationally televised on TNT.

• Hofstra scored 80+ points for the ninth time this season in Saturday’s win. It was the third time in its last five games.

Tahron Allen notched a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds in Monmouth’s win at A&T.

• North Carolina A&T is 4-1 on the road in CAA play.

• UNCW is 3-1 in its last four games, with an average of 51.3 points allowed in the three wins.

• Northeastern’s Coleman Stucke scored a career-high 34 points in Saturday’s game at Delaware. His previous career-best of 19 was achieved Thursday at Towson.

• Stony Brook’s Frankie Policelli leads the CAA with eight double-doubles. He tallied 34 and 11 in Saturday’s comeback victory at Hampton.

• Cam Holden’s triple-double was the first against a Division I opponent in Towson history and first by a CAA player since Charleston’s Grant Riller had 20/10/10 on Jan. 16, 2020 against Northeastern.

Holden’s 24 points were the most in a CAA triple-double since T.J. Williams scored 26 for Northeastern at Elon on Feb. 23, 2017.

• William & Mary’s Anders Nelson shot 15-for-16 (94%) and 9-for-10 (90%) on 3-pointers in last week’s two games.