Friday, March 2, 2012

Suero, Black and Aronhalt Honored With 2011-12 America East Conference Men's Basketball Accolades - UAlbany Sports 2012

Cambridge, Mass.- UAlbany Men's Basketball had three players honored for 2011-12 America East Conference regular-season accolades. Junior guards Gerardo Suero (1st team), Mike Black (2nd team), and Logan Aronhalt (3rd team) all received America East honors with Aronhalt making the All-Academic team for the second year in a row. The three junior guards and the rest of the Great Danes will prepare to play New Hampshire in the America East Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 3 at 2:15 p.m.

Gerardo Suero, a Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native, was one of the top America East players, leading all scorers with 21.7 points per game and scored a league-high 20-plus points 20 times. The junior guard was America East Player of the Week four times this season for his outstanding performances in a week. Of Suero's 630 points this season, 201 of them came at the free-throw line which put him third all-time in America East history for made free throws.

Mike Black, who was a 2011 America East Third team selection, improved his game play from last season , averaging 13.5 points (12.3 last season), 4.2 assists (2.8 last season) and 2.8 rebounds (1.9 last season) this season. He has gone over 20 points four times this season, having only surpassed 20 points once last season. The Chicago, Ill. native was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 9 through Jan.15, having tallied nine rebounds twice in a week for a point guard.

Logan Aronhalt, repeating as America East third team and all-academic team selection, even with an ailing knee throughout the season still performed well. Aronhalt surpassed the 1,000 point mark against Vermont and is currently ranked 25th all-time at UAlbany with 1,089 points. The Zanesville, Ohio native went 74 straight games that he started, which started back in 2010 against New Hampshire before ending the streak against Maine this season. He currently is in graduate school having graduated earlier this season with a 3.78 GPA and was honored on the 2012 CoSIDA All-America Academic Second team.

First Team
Name Yr. Pos. School Hometown/High School/Previous School
*Gerardo Suero Jr. G Albany Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/Our Savior New American
*Darryl Partin (1) Sr. G Boston University Seattle, Wash./Charis Prep/La Salle
Tommy Brenton (2) Jr. F Stony Brook Columbia, Md./River Hill/Hargrave
Bryan Dougher (3) Sr. G Stony Brook Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Matt Glass Sr. F Vermont Underhill Center, Vt./Mt. Mansfi eld/UMass

Second Team
Mike Black (4) Jr. G Albany Chicago, Ill./Oak Park Fenwick
D.J. Irving So. G Boston University Chester, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Gerald McLemore (5) Sr. G Maine San Diego, Calif./Worcester Academy
Chase Plummer So. F UMBC Plainfi eld, N.J./St. Patrick
Alvin Abreu (2) Sr. G New Hampshire Lynn, Mass./Boys to Men Academy (Ill.)

Third Team
Logan Aronhalt (4) Jr. G Albany Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville
Andres Torres Sr. G Hartford Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Colegio
Alasdair Fraser So. F Maine Falkirk, Scotland/Falkirk Clark Eriksson Fury
Dallis Joyner Sr. F Stony Brook Norfolk, Va./Granby
Brian Voelkel So. F Vermont Pleasantville, N.Y./Iona Prep

Ben Dickinson Fr. F Binghamton Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga (D.C.)
Mark Nwakamma Fr. F Hartford Leander, Texas/Leander
Nate Sikma Fr. F Hartford Bellvue, Wash/Bellvue
*Justin Edwards Fr. G Maine Whitby, Ontario/Anderson CVI
*Four McGlynn Fr. G Vermont York, Pa./Dallastown

*Patrick Hazel (6) Sr. F Boston University Jamaica, N.Y./Blair Academy (N.J.)/Marquette
Mike Allison Jr. F Maine Lynden, Ontario/National Elite Development Acad.
Chandler Rhoads (6) Jr. G New Hampshire Berryville, Va./Air Force Prep
Tommy Brenton (7) Jr. F Stony Brook Columbia, Md./River Hill/Hargrave
Brian Voelkel So. F Vermont Pleasantville, N.Y./Iona Prep

All-Academic Team
Name Yr. School Major GPA Hometown/High School

*Logan Aronhalt (8) Jr. Albany human biology 3.78 Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville
Andrew Rogers (9) Sr. Maine kinesiology/physical eduction 3.86 Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan
Brian Benson (9) Sr. New Hampshire kinesiology/pedagogy 3.48 Rochester, N.Y./Greece-Athena
Luke Apfeld So. Vermont English 3.82 Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy
Sandro Carissimo So. Vermont business 3.42 Sleepy Hollow, N.Y./Iona Prep

Rookie of the Year
Four McGlynn, Vermont

Defensive Player of the Year
Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook

Kevin Roberson Player of the Year
Darryl Partin, Boston University

Coach of the Year
Steve Pikiell, Stony Brook (10)

* Unanimous Selection
(1) First-Team - 2011
(2) Second Team - 2010
(3) Second Team - 2010, 2011
(4) Third Team - 2011
(5) First Team - 2010, Second Team - 2011
(6) All-Defensive - 2011
(7) All-Defensive - 2010
(8) All-Academic - 2011
(9) All-Academic - 2010, 2011
(10) Coach of the Year - 2010

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports

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