February 21, 2012

NEAC Announces 2011-12 Men’s Basketball All-Conference Selections

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2011-12 Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team selections, with first, second and third team honors being awarded to the top 15 players as selected by the conference coaches.

The NEAC has also selected its regular season award winners.  Morrisville State sophomore Mickey Davis (Jamesville, N.Y.) was chosen as the NEAC Player of the Year after a sensational season for the Mustangs.  The 6-foot-5 forward led both his team and the NEAC in scoring at 17.9 points per game, while also posting averages of 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game after starting in all 25 Mustang contests on the season.  Davis scored in the double digits in all but two contests on the year, highlighted by a single-game career-high of 35 points that earned him a NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this past December.  His efforts this season also landed him on the All-Conference First Team.

Davis’ coach, Joseph Smith, was named the NEAC Coach of the Year after guiding Morrisville State to a program-best 17-8 overall record, while finishing atop the NEAC North Division with a 14-1 record that earned the Mustangs the top overall seed in this weekend’s NEAC championship tournament and the right host the event.  Smith also had three of his players be chosen for NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week throughout the season.

The NEAC’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award went to Penn State Abington freshman Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.).  The 6-foot-6 forward finished the regular season as the NEAC leader in offensive rebounds (104), defensive rebounds (187), total rebounds (291) and rebounds per game (11.6), while also averaging 14.9 points per game on 54 percent (159-for-282) shooting from field, with the latter being good enough for fifth-best in the conference.  He was twice selected as both the NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week on the year en route to landing on the All-Conference Second Team.

The complete list of 2011-12 NEAC All-Conference Selections is as follows:

All-Conference Team Selections

#

Name

College

Year

Position

Hometown

First Team

20

Mickey Davis

Morrisville State College

So.

Forward

Jamesville, N.Y.

20

Steve Jones

Penn State Harrisburg

Jr.

Guard

Harrisburg, Pa.

21

Terry Harrison

Wells College

Sr.

Forward

Brooklyn, N.Y.

42

Kenton Alston

Penn State Harrisburg

Sr.

Forward

Harrisburg, Pa.

5

Brandon McMillan

Gallaudet University

Sr.

Guard

Frederick, Md.

Second Team

33

Kucjok Ater

Morrisville State College

So.

Forward

Syracuse, N.Y.

22

Brendan Doherty

SUNY Cobleskill

Sr.

Guard

Binghamton, N.Y.

30

Mike Marvin

Penn State Abington

Fr.

Forward

Horsham, Pa.

10

Will Alton

Penn State Abington

Sr.

Guard

Pennington, N.J.

22

Jeff Schmidt

Penn State Berks

Jr.

Forward

Orefield, Pa.

Third Team

12

Brandon Hanks

Morrisville State College

So.

Guard

Syracuse, N.Y.

14

T'Andre Richardson

SUNY Institute of Technology

Fr.

Forward

Utica, N.Y.

22

Dave Foltz

Wells College

Sr.

Guard

Auburn, N.Y.

1

Matt Perry

Cazenovia College

Jr.

Forward

Massena, N.Y.

2

Tony Tatum

Gallaudet University

Sr.

Guard

Gardendale, Ala.


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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis.