Chris Gaston Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10
March 5, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - Fordham University junior forward Chris Gaston (Union City, N.J./St. Anthony) was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 in a vote of the conference coaches it was announced today. This marks the third straight season that Gaston, who was also named Preseason All-Atlantic 10, has earned Atlantic 10 postseason honors. Last year, he was named Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10 while in 2010 he was named A-10 Rookie of the Year and to the All-Rookie Team.
Gaston led the Fordham squad in both scoring and rebounding for the third straight year, averaging 17.1 ppg and 9.9 rpg. He also recorded 46 blocks (second best in the team), 35 steals (third best on the squad), and 30 assists. Gaston leads the Atlantic 10 in rebounding - it would be the third consecutive season he leads the conference in rebounding - and in offensive (4.0/game) and defensive rebounding (5.9/game). He is also ranked fourth in the conference in scoring and sixth in blocked shots (1.6/game).
Gaston registered 16 doubles-doubles on the year, the most for any Atlantic 10 player and the eighth best in the NCAA Division I. He is also 21st in the NCAA in rebounding, 72nd in blocks and 74th in scoring.
On the year Gaston set a new career-high in scoring, netting 35 points in the win over Texas State on December 22nd and then matching that in the victory over La Salle on February 25th. The 35-point outburst was the second best among all A-10 players this winter.
Over his three-year career, Gaston has amassed 1,428 points, good for eleventh place on the Fordham all-time scoring list, seven points behind Fred Herzog (1987-92) for tenth place. He also has 911 career rebounds, placing him sixth on the Fordham all-time rebounding list, six behind John Stevens (1962-65) for fifth place. With his 16 doubles-doubles this year, Gaston brings his career total to 51 in 83 career games.
The Rams closed out the 2011-12 season with a 10-19 overall record, 3-13 in the Atlantic 10. Fordham knocked off #22/21 Harvard on January 3rd, snapping a 20-game losing streak to Associated Press nationally-ranked opponents. The Rams finished the year with a 9-6 record in the historic Rose Hill Gym, the most home wins for Fordham since the 2006-07 squad went 11-3 at home.