Duckett Selected to All-UAA First Team; Masiulionis Earns Honorable Mention

Duckett Selected to All-UAA First Team; Masiulionis Earns Honorable Mention


Case Western Reserve University senior forward T.J. Duckett was named to the All-University Athletic Association First Team and freshman guard Ignas Masiulionis earned an all-conference honorable mention for their performances during the 2017-18 season, as announced by the league on Wednesday afternoon.

Duckett paced all CWRU players during the year with 13.3 points per game (10th in the UAA), 10.1 rebounds per game (second in the UAA, 30th in Division III) and 17 blocks, while leading all UAA players with 10 double-doubles (53rd in DIII), a 59.1% shooting mark (43rd in DIII) and 3.44 offensive rebounds per game (32nd in DIII).  He scored a career-high 34 points and collected 12 rebounds during the team's win at Mount Saint Joseph on November 25th, and had back-to-back games with a career-high 18 rebounds against Adrian and Thiel on December 2nd and 6th.  Duckett led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 17 times in 2017-18, while earning UAA Athlete of the Week honors twice and a spot on the Team of the Week on February 6th.  He ended his career as a Spartan ranked fourth in school history in career field goal percentage (.567) and fifth in rebounds (619).

It marked the second-straight season that Duckett has been selected to the All-UAA First Team, as he joined former Spartans Carson Oren (2004-05 and 2005-06) and Ed Saxon (1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92) as the only multiple-time All-UAA First Team selections in the program's history.

Masiulionis played in all 25 games and made 18 starts, and finished the team second on the team with 11.6 points per game.  He averaged 22.4 minutes per contest, shooting 38.6% overall and 34.8% from three point range, adding 2.8 rebounds per game, 21 assists, 10 blocks and 16 steals.  His 55 made three pointers during the year were tied for the ninth-most in a single season in school history, and were sixth among UAA players during the campaign.  He tallied a double-double in his first career game, scoring 19 points and collecting 10 rebounds against Frostburg State, while leading the team in scoring on seven occasions, including a season-high 22 points during the team's overtime victory over New York University on January 28th.

Masiulionis is just the fourth Spartan to earn All-UAA honors as a freshman since the 2000-01 season, joining Oren (2002-03), Mason Conrad (2004-05) and Jordan Dean (2011-12).

The Spartans went 12-13 overall in 2017-18, and finished fifth in the UAA with a 6-8 conference record, matching the program record for conference victories in a 14-game UAA season.