Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s6-6, sr, G/FDetroit, MI
D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s6-4, sr, GMissouri City, TX
David Laury, Iona6-9, sr, FE. Orange, NJ
A.J. English, Iona6-4, jr, GWilmington, DE
Jalen Cannon, St. Francis6-6, sr, FAllentown, PA
Jameel Warney, Stony Brook6-8, jr, FPlainfield, NJ
Emmy Andujar, Manhattan6-6, sr, FBronx, NY
Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall6-2, jr, GScotch Plains, NJ
Juan’ya Green, Hofstra6-2, jr, GPhiladelphia, PA
Maodo Lo, Columbia6-3, jr, GBerlin, Germany
Myles Mack, Rutgers5-10, sr, GPaterson, NJ
Damon Lynn, NJIT5-11, so, GHillside, NJ
Chavaughn Lewis, Marist6-5, sr, G/FQueens, NY
Ashton Pankey, Manhattan6-10, jr, FBronx, NY
Brent Jones, St. Francis5-10, sr, GBrooklyn, NY
Marcus Burton, Wagner6-0, sr, GCharlotte, NC
Phil Greene IV, St. John’s6-2, sr, GChicago, IL
Kadeem Jack, Rutgers6-9, sr, FQueens, NY
Player of the Year: Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s
Co-Rookie of the Year: Eric Paschall, Fordham
Co-Rookie of the Year: Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
Peter A. Carlesimo Co-Coach of the Year: Glenn Braica, St. Francis
Peter A. Carlesimo Co-Coach of the Year: Jim Engles, NJIT
Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
1) Albany (107 offensive efficiency)
2) Vermont (106)
3) Stony Brook (101)
4) New Hampshire (100)
That group represented the only teams in conference to equal or crack the offensive efficiency century mark.
1) Vermont (86 defensive efficiency)
2) Stony Brook (90)
3) Albany (91)
UMass Lowell (22.7%) and Binghamton (20.8) were the only two teams to force over 20% in turnovers on defense. Both teams wound up subpar on defense, as their allowed eFG mark exceeded 50 percent.
Possessions: Every conference team was under 70 possessions. The fastest pace was ninth-place Maine, at 65.9 possessions per game. The most deliberate was champion Albany, at 61.7. The range between these two extremes was only four possessions, meaning this conference was very similar in its tempo-dictating philosophy.
Care for the ball: Just two were equal or over the 20% ‘barrier’ in TO rate. Only UMass Lowell (20%) and UMBC (21.7%) were above the accepted cutoff. The leader was Stony Brook, at 17.3 percent.
Championship: Albany 51, Stony Brook 50
That classic encounter denying Stony Brook that coveted trip to the Big Dance. To put more salt on the wound, Stony Brook actually ’won’ the offensive efficiency. The Seawolves checked in at 83 to the 82 of Albany. As noted before, in 95 to 97% (depending on the study) of cases, the team winning offensive efficiency, wins the game. Not this time.
In a low 60-possession (Stony Brook 60, Albany 62) game, the Seawolves held Albany to 32% eFG shooting. The differences? Offensive rebounding percentage and the foul line. Albany held a 32-23 percent edge in offensive rebounding percentage. On the surface, not a huge margin, but this game did come down to a one-possession affair. Extending a few extra possessions was crucial for Will Brown's club. Stony Brook also shot just 10-of-19 from the free throw line, a 53 percent clip.
Player of the Year: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
The 6-8 junior forward averaged 16.4 points per game in conference play. Warney posted a 24.4 per game efficiency using the NBA model. The OE metric saw Warney post a very efficient .722, largely due to his 150 offensive rebounds. Also, both efficiency metrics were aided by his 72 assists against 59 turnovers, and 87 blocked shots, simply an all-around effort deserving of the accolades bestowed upon him.