Milligan, McNally and Baker Named All-CC

Milligan, McNally and Baker Named All-CC

2011 All-Centennial Conference Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Georgio Milligan was named Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-CC First Team when it was announced Wednesday. James McNally and Mike Baker both earned a spot on the Second Team. The team is voted on by the conference's coaches.

Milligan (Spring Valley, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep) became the fifth Diplomat to receive Player of the Year honors. McNally earned the honor last year, Jeremiah Henry in 1996, while Dave Jannetta '94 and Alex Kraft '01 each won the award twice, giving F&M seven overall. The first team honor is the third straight for Milligan and he was one of two players to earn a unanimous selection.

He ranks first in the CC with 5.56 assists and 2.44 steals per game. His 1.08 blocks per game ranks third while a 1.78 assist to turnover ratio places him third. Milligan leads the team with 16.5 points a game and averages 32.4 minutes.  He is only the fourth player in the conference to score 1,000 points and dish out 400 assists.  The junior guard scored in double figures 22 times this season including eight 20-plus points performances. He currently has 1,226 points, 454 assists, 204 steals and 100 blocks in his career.

Despite missing six conference starts due to a mid-season injury, McNally (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) made his way to the All-CC team for the third-straight year. He was the 2010 CC Player of the Year and earned a spot on the first team in his sophomore and junior years.  McNally has scored in double figures on 17 occasions this season and averages 16.0 points and 6.5 boards a game.  

The senior forward is fourth in free throws made, third in career rebounds and the all-time scoring leader in F&M history. McNally is a two-time All-Middle Atlantic Region selection and was Named to the All-America Third Team and the State Farm Coaches' Division III All-America Second last season.

Baker (Maryland Heights, Mo./Whitfield School) picks up his first postseason honor from the conference.  His 8.0 rebounds and 1.12 blocks a game rank him second in the CC while his almost 55% field goal shooting places him fifth.  Baker has put together 17 double-digit scoring performances including ten double-doubles.  He currently has 1,105 points and 100 career steals.  Baker ranks fourth in F&M history with 760 rebounds and 109 blocks. His 112 starts is the all-time record at F&M.

This is the third-straight season F&M has multiple players on the All-Conference Team. The Diplomats have the most first-team selections is the 18-year history of the conference with 22.

 F&M is the top seed for the CC playoff this weekend and will play the winner of McDaniel and Haverford on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.