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 C.J. Fair was named USBWA All-District II Player of the Year.
Now for the bad news. On Friday, the finalists for The Bob Cousy Award which goes to the nation’s top point guard was announced and Brickman, who was among the 24 candidates for the award, was not named to the list of the six finalists.
Brickman, who still leads the nation in assists even though his season ended on March 1st, finished with 1009 assists for his career and this season become only the second player in NCAA history to finish his season with a double-double points and assists average (11.3 ppg and 10.0 apg).