It was an award-winning Tuesday for three LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball players as the Northeast Conference announced their annual postseason awards.
Freshman guard Jashaun Agosto, senior guard Iverson Fleming and redshirt senior forward Jerome Frink were all named to All-NEC teams while Fleming and Frink also were named for individual honors.
Jashaun Agosto was named to the All-NEC Rookie team after an outstanding first collegiate season which saw him start in all 30 games played this season. The freshman out of Seattle, Washington finished fifth among all NEC freshman in scoring at 11.1 points per game and third among NEC freshman and twelveth in the NEC overall in assists at 3.0 assists per game. Agosto shot nearly 41 percent from the field this season and 38.6 percent from three while going nearly 75 percent from the foul line.
Iverson Fleming was named to the All-NEC third team as well as named the NEC Most Improved Player. Fleming started in all 31 games for LIU and took his game to new heights in his senior year. He averaged 14.5 points per game, increasing his scoring by nearly ten points per game from his junior year. Fleming also averaged 3.3 rebounds per game and nearly two assists per game while shooting 38 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three. He was named NEC Player of the Week three times in the 2016-17 most recently this past Monday for his performances last week in securing the two-seed for the upcoming NEC tournament.
Jerome Frink was named to the All-NEC first team for the second year in a row as well being named NEC Player of the Year, becoming LIU’s third NEC Player of the Year since 2012 (Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere). Frink finished third in the NEC in scoring at 17.1 points per game and second in the conference in rebounding at 8.9 rebounds per game. The Jersey City native shot 47.6 percent from the floor and 34.5 percent from three. Frink also finished second in the NEC in double-doubles with thirteen, two behind his LIU teammate Nura Zanna. He scored an LIU season and career-high 30 points in an overtime win at Bryant on February 9th.
LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri just missed out on NEC Coach of the Year honors as that award as it went to Mount St. Mary’s head coach Jamion Christian.
Here is the complete list of Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Award Winners:
LIU Brooklyn begins their NEC tournament quest in a quarterfinal matchup against Robert Morris on Wednesday, March 1st for a 9pm game at the Steinberg Wellness Center. The game will be airing on MSG+, FOX College Sports as well as on necfrontrow.com for the worldwide audience.