YOUNG NAMED CACC MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Devon Young of Felician College has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week as a result of his performance during the CACC Tournament last week. Post University's Trevon Hamlet was
Young, a 6-3 junior guard/forward from Monmouth Junction, NJ, led Felician to the CACC Tournament Championship by averaging 26.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per-game while shooting 55-percent from the floor. He erupted for a school-record 39 points in a semi-final win over top overall seed Philadelphia. He added 23 points on 9-for-10 shooting in the championship game victory over Goldey-Beacom.
Hamlet, a 6-6 freshman forward from Brooklyn, NY, tallied 24 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks in a CACC Tournament quarter-final loss at Bloomfield. The eight blocks set a new CACC Tournament record. He shot 11-for-24 from the field and hit both of his attempts from beyond the arc.
Antoine Obery, Felician (So., G, 6-4, Roselle, NJ)Kyle White, Goldey-Beacom (Sr., G, 5-10, Georgetown, DE) - In three CACC Tournament games, averaged 26.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per-game.
Ryan Cook, Chestnut Hill (So., G, 6-2, Laurel, MD) - Posted 22 points and four rebounds in a quarter-final loss to Philadelphia.
Russell Frederick, Philadelphia (Sr., G, 6-1, Baltimore, MD) - Averaged 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per-game during CACC Tournament play. - Averaged 21.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per-game in three CACC Tournament contests.
Felician - Felician won its first CACC Championship. Tournament MVP Devon Young scored a school record 39 points as his team erased a 23-point second half deficit to force overtime against Philadelphia in the semis. Young passed Tyrone Morgan (1,373) into second place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,419 points, trailing only the 1,439 of Sadot Williams. No one on the current roster had defeated Philadelphia or Goldey-Beacom prior to the tournament.
Goldey-Beacom - GBC set a school record for wins in a season with 19. The Lightning also reached the CACC Tournament championship game for the first time in program history.
Philadelphia - Philadelphia will be the No. 4 seed in the NCAA
DII East Region Tournament, according to an announcement made
Sunday evening. The Rams will face #5 St. Anselm Saturday, March 13
at Stonehill College.