David Robinson, the Naval Academy's 6-foot-11 junior center, has been named the Colonial Athletic Association's basketball player of the year in leading the Midshipmen (24-4) to a 13-1 conference record and regular-season title.
Robinson, who is averaging 21.6 points per game, is second in the nation in rebounding at 12.9 and leads the country with 168 blocked shots for a 6.0 average per game, joins teammate Vernon Butler, Richmond's John Newman, UNC-Wilmington's Brian Rowsom and George Mason's Rob Rose on the conference all-star first team.
The second unit consists of American's Frank Ross, Richmond's Greg Beckwith, Navy's Kylor Whitaker, George Mason's Ricky Wilson and East Carolina's Marchell Henry.
Richmond's Dick Tarrant was named CAA coach of the year; George Mason's Kenny Sanders, with a 17.6 average, rookie of the year . . .
Navy Coach Paul Evans says he has been contacted by the University of Pittsburgh about replacing Roy Chipman, and Bradley Coach Dick Versace denied a report that he was a leading candidate for the Pitt job.
"I've talked to them," Evans told The Baltimore Sun. "But I won't know anything until after the Big East tournament or later." Evans said he planned to meet with Pittsburgh officials.