FAU point guard Carderro Nwoji (above) will return next season along with record-setting forward Carlos Monroe and high-scoring guard Paul Graham III
March 17, 2008
Florida Atlantic won 8-of-12 to finish the 2007-2008 season. Under the direction of second-year head coach Rex Walters the Owls rebounded nicely from a 1-7 overall start and a 0-5 conference beginning. The Owls were 15-18 and 8-10 in Sun Belt Conference play in 2007-08.
FAU won its first round Sun Belt Conference postseason tournament game for the second consecutive year, blowing out Florida International 91-64 at the FAU Arena.
FAU is 22-6 when playing at home spanning the past two seasons. The Owls finished the past year 11-4 overall in Boca Raton (7-3 vs. SBC teams).
Junior forward Carlos Monroe (15.4 ppg/9.5 rpg), the league's top rebounder, was named a First Team All-Sun Belt player. Monroe broke the school's single-season rebounding record and eclipsed FAU's career rebounding mark this season- remarkably Monroe still has another season to play.
FAU also announced the letter of intent signings of three new players for the 2008-09 season. FAU signed six-foot-six forward Dago Pena from Punta Gorda, FL, six-foot-two guard Shavon Shine from DeSoto High School in Arcadia, FL and power forward Jimmie Sutton a Central Florida CC transfer who had originally attended FAU as a freshman.