GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2015-16 men's basketball all-conference awards Thursday and Gallaudet University senior guard Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) and junior center Joshua McGriff (Somerset, N.J.) were named to the first team, and junior guard Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) was selected to the third team.
This marks the second consecutive year Gordon has received first-team honors. Gordon is among one of the top 3-point shooters in Division III as he is tied for 14th in the nation for 3-point field goals (82) and 31st in 3-point field goal percentage (42.5). Gordon was recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team; the second consecutive year he has received this honor.
McGriff is making his second appearance on the all-conference team but the first since the 2013-14 season when he landed on the third. McGriff is the second leading scorer on the team with a 14.9 points per game average, behind Gordon's 17.9 mark. McGriff's field goal percentage (62.3) was good for second-best in the NEAC and 12th in all of Division III. McGriff collected 8.7 rebounds per game, which was the seventh-highest mark in the conference. McGriff also led the conference in blocks (2.4), the 21st highest average in Division III.
Nelson earned All-NEAC third team honors for the second consecutive year due to his strong play while appearing in only 18 games, starting nine of them, the second half of the season. He is ranked third on the team in points per game (13.3) and leads the team in assists per game (4.4). He also added 65 rebounds, 32 steals and converted 34.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
Lancaster Bible College senior C.J. Dunston was named NEAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year and Wells College freshman Rich Ross was tabbed NEAC Rookie of the Year. Lancaster Bible head coach Zach Filzen brought home the NEAC Coach of the Year award as voted by his peers. Lancaster Bible had the most all-conference honorees with four, followed by Gallaudet with three.
This is Gallaudet's sixth straight year of having at least two players on one of the three all-conference teams, which consists of six players each. The three honors this year gives the program 14 all-conference selections in the six years GU has been a member of the NEAC.
The Bison have 14 All-NEAC honors (6 first team, 1 second team, 7 third team) since joining the conference in 2010-11.
2015-16: Trey Gordon (First Team)
2015-16: Joshua McGriff (First Team)
2015-16: Raymond Nelson (Third Team)
2014-15: Trey Gordon (First Team)
2014-15: Raymond Nelson (Third Team)
2013-14: Orion Palmer (Second Team)
2013-14: Joshua McGriff (Third Team)
2012-13: Layton Seeber (First Team)
2012-13: Danny Kelly (Third Team)
2011-12: Brandon McMillan (First Team)
2011-12: Tony Tatum (Third Team)
2010-11: Layton Seeber (First Team)
2010-11: Danny Kelly (Third Team)
2010-11: Tony Tatum (Third Team)
Below is a brief paragraph on Gallaudet's honoree (stats and rankings as of 2/24/2016)
2015-16 Gallaudet University Men's Basketball All-NEAC Honoree
ALL-NEAC FIRST TEAM
|Trey Gordon, Sr., Guard
2014-15 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team...two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team...2014-15 All-NEAC First Team...D3hoops.com All-Region Third Team...two-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete honoree... two-time NEAC Player of the Week (Dec. 14 & Feb. 22)…ranked No. 14 in Division III for 3-point field goals made (82)...No. 16 in Division III for 3-point field goals per game (3.32)...No. 31 in 3-point field-goal percentage (42.5)... ranked No. 2 in the NEAC for 3-pointers (82)...third in minutes (857)…fourth in minutes per game (34.3)…fifth in free throw percentage (83.1)...fifth in points (447), 3-point percentage (42.5)…14th in games started (24)...ninth in field goals (153)...10th in points per game (17.9)...scored 20 or more points in seven games...scored double digits in 24 of 25 games...tied a career-high 30 points vs. Bryn Athyn (Feb. 16) when he made 12 of 13 shots from the field...started all 25 games...Team Captain.
|Joshua McGriff, Jr., Center
2013-14 All-NEAC Third Team...2013-14 NEAC Rookie of the Year...ranked No. 12 in Division III for field-goal percentage (62.3)...21st in blocked shots (2.40)...36th in offensive rebounds per game (3.56)...leads the NEAC in blocks (60)...second in offensive rebounds (89), field goal percentage (62.4)...third in points per 40 minutes (27.0)...fifth in total rebounds (218)… seventh in rebounds per game (8.7)...eight in free throws (88)...11th in defensive rebounds (129), field goals (142)...16th in points (372)...scored a career-high 31 points at Wells (Feb. 7)…grabbed a career best 16 rebounds vs. Penn St.-Berks (Feb. 20)...started 21 of 25 games...made three or more blocks in 15 games…tied career best mark with six blocks vs. Wilson (Feb. 13).
ALL-NEAC THIRD TEAM
|Raymond Nelson, Jr., Guard
2014-15 All-NEAC Third Team...ranked No. 11 in the NEAC for assists (79)...18th in steals (32)...28th in points per 40 minutes (18.0)...scored 10 or more points in 15 games...scored a season best 22 points at Wilson (Jan. 20)...started nine of 18 games played.