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Martin Hermannsson named NEC and ECAC Rookie of the Week

January 27, 2015

On Monday, the NEC announced that LIU Brooklyn freshman Martin Hermannsson was named this week’s NEC Rookie of the Week for his stellar play last week. He was also named ECAC men’s basketball Rookie of the Week. Last week was Hermannsson best week in conference play this season as he averaged 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists,… Read More ›

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week for second time

Congratulations are in order to redshirt freshman Nura Zanna who named by the Northeast Conference on Monday, NEC Rookie of the Week for this past week which consisted of the last two games on Thursday and Saturday. Zanna in two starts, averaged 15 points per games and six boards while going eight for ten from… Read More ›

BHJ’s Mid-Season Power Rankings and Early Season Awards

Welcome all to 2015. Another year is in the books and another exciting season of Northeast Conference basketball is about to tip-off. The NEC thankfully returns back to an eighteen-game schedule now with a true home-and-home schedule. Before we get into all the excitement of what could be an action-packed and tightly competitive NEC men’s… Read More ›

LIU"s Nura Zanna captures his first NEC Rookie of the Week honor. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week

LIU Brooklyn has played just one game so far this season but that is all it took for 6’7” freshman forward Nura Zanna to get his first career NEC Rookie of the Week honor. Zanna made his collegiate debut last Wednesday for the Blackbirds, getting his first career start against St. John’s. He finished his… Read More ›

(Photo: Bob Dea)

Brickman makes one list but is denied in another

It was a good news/bad news week for departing LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman. First, the good news. Brickman this past Tuesday was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District II Team. He along with Iona’s Sean Armand and Canisius’s Billy Baron were the only mid-major members of the team. Syracuse’s… Read More ›

2014 BHJ’s NEC Postseason Awards

With the 2013-14 regular season officially coming to a close on Saturday, and with tonight being Oscars’ night, what better time to hang out some make-believe hardware as I choose this season Blackbirds Hoops Journal’s NEC postseason award winners. Here are my picks for All-NEC teams, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player of the… Read More ›

Brickman and Feidanga receives accolades

This week a pair of LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds received some individual accolades. First, freshman Glenn Feidanga was named this week’s NEC/Choice Hotels Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. He was named Rookie of the Week previously back on January 27th. Feidanga in his only game last week against St. Francis Brooklyn,… Read More ›