Randolph, DeCicco named to All-CACC team; Guerra tabbed rookie of the year

Randolph, DeCicco named to All-CACC team; Guerra tabbed rookie of the year

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University junior guard Kaison Randolph (Trenton, N.J./Pennington Prep) and sophomore guard Jordan DeCicco (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) were honored by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) on Friday with their selection to the All-CACC first and third team, respectively. Guard Kylan Guerra (White Plains, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) was also recognized by the conference as the freshman was named the CACC Rookie of the Year.

Randolph—a third-team pick a season ago—becomes the eighth Rams player to earn a place on the All-CACC first team since joining the conference in 2005-06. The Rams have had a representative on the first team for the fourth straight year.

Guerra is the program's third CACC Rookie of the Year, the first since 2013. Mike Dunn was the first rookie of the year in 2006 and Andre Gibbs took home the award seven years later.

Randolph has had a strong junior campaign for the Rams, leading the team in scoring (17.0 ppg), free throw percentage (81.1 percentage), and made 3-pointers (78). He has led the team in scoring a team-high 11 times. In the CACC, Randolph is ranked second in made 3-pointers, seventh in scoring and free throw percentage, ninth in made free throws (99), 10th in rebounding (7.3 per game), and 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8) and made field goals (149).

In conference play, Randolph is averaging 16.5 points per game, on 42.2 percent shooting, and 7.5 rebounds per game. He made 57 3-pointers, which in second in the CACC, against the conference.

After a one-year hiatus, DeCicco returns to the team this season and provided the Rams 15.5 points per game—which is 13th in the conference—in 21 contests. He is second on the team in made 3-pointers (60), assists (88), steals (27), and scoring. DeCicco is the third-best 3-point shooter in the conference at 45.1 percent. He has appeared in 12 CACC contests and posted 16.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, and a conference-best 49.3 3-point shooting percentage.

Guerra has played in all 28 games during his freshman campaign for the Rams and been a starter 19 times. He racked up 10.5 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 60 assists, 36 steals, and 33 made 3-points. Guerra sits third in scoring, fourth in steals and 3-pointers, and fifth in assists among freshmen. Against the conference, he has 11.2 points per game, 51 assists, 28 steals, and 25 made 3-pointers—which all in the top four when compared to other freshmen. The Rams are 5-0 when Guerra leads the team in scoring.

Philadelphia went 20-8 overall and won the CACC southern division with a 16-3 record. It is the 34th 20-win season under head coach Herb Magee. The Rams open the CACC Tournament against Post University on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Gallagher Center.

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