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, got his first career start and scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in the 69-68 win over the Terriers on Sunday. Feidanga is averaging 4.3 ppg and grabbing 3.8 rpg in 24 games played this season.
Next, Jason Brickman earlier this week was named among 23 finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award which is awarded to the nation’s best point guard by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Brickman is still currently leading the nation in assists per game with 10.1 assists per game along with his 10.9 points per game. It has been nearly 26 years since a player had a season-long double-double in both points and assists when Avery Johnson last did it back in 1988 at Southern. He is also just 39 assists away from becoming the fourth player in NCAA history to reach 1,000 assists for his collegiate career. He is currently sixth on the NCAA career assist list with 961.
Fans can vote for Jason Brickman for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award by going to www.cousyaward.com and voting for him. Voting is underway and it goes through Tuesday, March 10th which will narrow the field down to the final five players.
Congratulations to both Glenn Feidanga and Jason Brickman on their individual accolades. LIU Brooklyn returns to the court on Thursday when they face Robert Morris.