After two weeks of output, minimal results were posted this week for the DePaul Blue Demons’ ballot. Just 18 responses were recorded throughout the week. Here are the results.
Billy Garrett Jr., Guard
16 votes, (88.9%)
The leading vote-getter for the Blue Demons was their heralded guard Billy Garrett Jr. Garrett Jr. arrived on campus in the 2013-14 season and quickly made an impact, enough so that he was voted as the Big East’s Rookie of the Year. As he enters his final year at DePaul, Garrett Jr. is poised to again lead the charge for a rebuilding Blue Demons squad under the guidance of Dave Leitao. Garrett had his best season as a sophomore where he posted career highs almost entirely across the board in most efficiency categories. We’ll see if he saves his best for last when the time approaches.
Brandon Young, Guard
10 votes, (55.6%)
Brandon Young enjoyed a stout career with the Blue Demons that began with being named to the 2011 Big East’s All-Rookie team. Young was one of the most accomplished scorers in Blue Demons history, as he finished his career with over 1,200 points and played in nearly every single game in his time donning the DePaul uniform. It should come then as no surprise that he finds himself on this team. Young amassed 10 total votes, just making the cut for the squad with a host of others receiving 12 and 11.
Cleveland Melvin, Forward
11 votes, (61.1%)
Cleveland Melvin’s departure in 2014 from DePaul didn’t sour the voters enough for him to land a spot on the all-half decade team. Melvin posted encouraging results in his final season with DePaul despite not playing in the team’s final 13 games. The Baltimore native received 11 votes and 61.1% of the ballot after a solid career in Lincoln Park.
Myke Henry, Forward
11 votes, (61.1%)
Henry certainly enjoyed the state of Illinois as he started off at The University of Illinois before landing at DePaul. Henry was a terrific contributor for the Blue Demons and had his best year in the 2015-16 season, where he posted high efficiency numbers and was one of the best players in the conference with regards to 2-point field goal percentage with a mark of 51.5 percent during Big East play. Henry was voted onto the team with 11 votes, taking up 61.1% of all ballots received.
Jamee Crockett, Forward
12 votes (66.7%)
Last but not least is DePaul forward Jamee Crockett. Crockett was a four-year player for the Blue Demons and took tremendous leaps as a player especially so from his junior to senior year. Crockett played just 19 games in his junior year but then took a leap in the 2014-15 campaign as he started every game and averaged double figures in scoring and finished out the 2014-15 season by scoring at least 10 points in the team’s last nine games and 10 of the last 11. Crockett received 12 votes, the second-highest total, amassing 66.7% of all ballots received.
Here is a snapshot of the ballot:
Others receiving votes:
Joe Hanel (1)