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LIU Brooklyn's 2015 NEC postseason honorees (L to R) Gerrell Martin, Martin Hermannsson, and Nura Zanna. (Photos: Bob Dea)

Three Blackbirds take home 2014-15 NEC postseason honors

March 3, 2015

The Northeast Conference announced on Tuesday morning their annual postseason awards and three LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took home postseason honors. Senior guard Gerrell Martin was named to the All-NEC Third team by the NEC head coaches while freshmen Martin Hermannsson and Nura Zanna were named to the NEC All-Rookie Team. Martin, who was a bit… Read More ›

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2015 BHJ’s NEC Postseason Awards

With another exciting Northeast Conference men’s basketball regular season now in the books, it is time to get ready to hand out some imaginary hardware. Coming into this season, there were a handful of players who we knew would have outstanding seasons and lead their teams to great success. Yet, there was a lot of… Read More ›

In Case You Missed It…Martin Hermannsson named NEC Rookie of the Week and more

It was a long, busy week for yours truly. So like some of you, you might have missed some of the recent LIU Brooklyn news and notes from the past few days. Here is a quick update in case you missed it. On Monday, freshman guard Martin Hermannsson was honored once again by the Northeast… Read More ›


Martin Hermannsson named NEC and ECAC Rookie of the Week

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 namedĀ ECAC men’s basketball Rookie of the Week. Last week was Hermannsson best week in conference play this season as he averagedĀ 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 ›