CACC Men's Basketball Players of the Year Named to NABC All-District Squad
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 26, 2012) - 2012 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Players of the Year, Bloomfield's Ahmad Harris (Linden, N.J.) and Dominican's Cory Quimby (Otisville, N.Y.) each have been named to the 2012 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District East First Team, which was recently announced by the NABC.
Quimby was a first-team ECAC All-Star choice after previously being recognized as the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) Co-Player of the Year. He guided the Chargers to a 19-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the CACC North Division. The 6-6 post player ranked third among CACC scoring leaders at 18.1 points per game while adding 11.4 rebounds per contest, which also ranked second among NCAA national leaders.
Harris started all 34 games and led the CACC in assists and ranked seventh nationally at 6.8 per game (232 total). The 232 assists also eclipsed the CACC single-season assist mark of 195, which was established by Holy Family's Chris Kozole in 2004-05. The 5-9 guard also led the league in steals with 76 and assist turnover ratio at 2.70, which was 10th-best nationally. In addition, Harris tallied a 10.7 ppg scoring average while helping to guide the Deacons to a 26-8 overall record (15-3 CACC), the CACC Tournament Title and the East Regional Final of the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
"What Ahmad does on the basketball floor is absolutely unbelievable," Bloomfield head coach Gerald Holmes said. "It says a lot about the type of player he is, and the effect he can have on a game without lighting up the stat sheet, for him to earn this outstanding honor. You cannot quantify how he impacts a game with statistics, and I'm happy people are starting to realize that. He is truly a special player, and I have no doubt he will succeed at the next level. If anyone deserves this recognition, it's him, so I'm very proud of him and extremely happy for him."