GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2012-13 men's basketball all-conference awards Tuesday and Gallaudet University senior guard Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) was named to the first team while senior center Danny Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio) was selected to the third team. This is the second time for the duo to earn all-conference honors. Seeber was named to the 2010-11 All-NEAC first team and Kelly was picked to the third team that same season.
Seeber was named NEAC Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 7 and a day later earned the ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week honor. He reached 1,000 career points on Jan. 20 in a 79-72 road win over SUNY Cobleskill. The Bison team captain scored 20 or more points in 11 different games and finished the season with 417 points, 101 rebounds, 117 assists, 52 steals and 14 bocks in 25 games started. Seeber ranks nationally in several different statistical categories including No. 20 in 3-point field goal percentage, 31st in 3-pointers per game, 40th in free throw percentage and 53rd in the country for assists per game. In the NEAC he ranks in the Top 5 for 11 different statistical categories. In his three years as a Bison he accumulated 1,116 points, 423 rebounds, 359 assists, 148 steals, 73 blocks in 77 games.
Kelly saved his best game for last as he scored a career-high 32 points in a 75-67 loss at home to Penn St.-Berks on Feb. 16. He surpassed 1,000 career points on Feb. 6 in a 56-46 win over Penn St.-Harrisburg. Kelly finished the season with 361 points, 156 rebounds, 33 assists, 11 steals and eight bocks in 23 games played (17 starts) and had five double-doubles. He is 53rd in Division III for field goal percentage (55.6 percent), which ranks third in the conference. In the NEAC he ranks in the Top 10 for six different statistical categories. In four seasons he totaled 1,070 points, 560 rebounds, 105 assists 38 steals and 23 blocks in 77 games.
The Bison concluded its 2012-13 season under first-year head Brendan Stern with a 10-15 record and 6-8 mark in the conference.
This is Gallaudet's third straight year of having at least two players on one of the three all-conference teams, which consist of five players each. The two honors this year gives the program seven all-conference honorees in the three years GU has been a member of the NEAC.
Penn St.-Abington sophomore forward Mike Marvin was named NEAC Player of the Year while Penn St.-Berks freshman guard Dameon Nixon was tabbed as the NEAC Rookie of the Year. Berks head coach Scott Yarnell was voted NEAC Coach of the Year by his peers. Morrisville State College had the most all-conference honorees with three.
Below is a brief paragraph on each Gallaudet honoree and their statistics rankings (stats and rankings as of 2/19/13, NCAA rankings as of 2/17/13).
ALL-NEAC FIRST TEAM
|Layton Seeber, Sr., Guard
ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week (Jan. 8, 2013)...NEAC Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 7, 2013)...2010-11 All-NEAC first team...GU All-Tournament Team...ranked No. 20 in the nation for 3-point field goal percentage…ranked No. 31 in Division III for 3-pointers made per game...ranked No. 40th in the nation in free throw percentage (84.9)...ranked No. 53 in the country for assists per game (4.7)...joined the 1,000 career point club in three years...ranks first in the NEAC for 3-pointers made (70-for-162), games (25), games started (25)…second in the conference for points (417), points per game (16.7), assists (117) and free throw percentage (84.9)...third in steals (52)...fourth in minutes (883), 3-point field goal percentage (43.2)...fifth in field goals (137-for-306)...sixth in minutes per game (35.3)...seventh in free throws (73-for-86)... scored 20 or more points in 11 different games...started all 25 games...team captain.
ALL-NEAC THIRD TEAM
|Danny Kelly, Sr., Center
2010-11 All-NEAC third team...53rd in the nation for field goal percentage (55.6)...reached 1,000 career points this past season in four years played...accumulated five double-doubles...leads the NEAC for points per 40 min (23.1)...third in field goals made (143), field goal percentage (55.6)...sixth in points per game (15.7)...seventh in total points (361)...9th in offensive rebounds (56)...11th in rebounds per game (6.8), total rebounds (156)...13th in defensive rebounds (100), free throws made (64-for-98)...19th in free throw percentage (65.3)...second leading scorer, rebounder on the Bison...scored a career-high 32 points in his last collegiate game on Feb. 16, 2013 against Penn St.-Berks...scored 19 or more points in six different games...started 17 games, played in 23 games.