Shanice Vaughan and Shanovia Dove named to All-NEC Third Team

Shanice Vaughan (L) and Shanovia Dove (R) were named to the All-NEC Third Team. (Photos: Bob Dea - BHJ)

Shanice Vaughan (L) and Shanovia Dove (R) were named to the All-NEC Third Team. (Photos: Bob Dea – BHJ)

This morning, the Northeast Conference announced their All-NEC teams for women’s basketball and LIU Brooklyn’s junior guard Shanovia Dove and senior guard Shanice Vaughan both were selected to the All-NEC Third Team.  [Read more…]

Frink and Hermannsson named onto All-NEC First Team

Jerome Frink (L) and Martin Hermannsson (R) each received All-NEC First Team honors for the 2015-16 season. (Photos: Bob Dea - BHJ)

Jerome Frink (L) and Martin Hermannsson (R) each received All-NEC First Team honors for the 2015-16 season. (Photos: Bob Dea – BHJ)

Junior forward Jerome Frink and sophomore guard Martin Hermannsson were named onto the All-Northeast Conference First Team this morning. It was the first time since the 2012 in which LIU Brooklyn got two players selected on All-NEC first team (Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere) and first time since 2014 (Jason Brickman) a LIU player in general was selection to the All-NEC first team.

Frink had an incredible first season with LIU Brooklyn. The Florida International transfer finished the regular season third in NEC in scoring (16.9 points per game), tied for second in rebounding (9.1 rebounds per game), sixth in blocks (1.31 blocks per game), sixth in three-point shooting percentage (38.5%), eighth in field-goal percentage (50.8%), and tenth in steals (1.34 steals per game). [Read more…]

2016 BHJ’s NEC Postseason Awards

This season was a season of transition for the Northeast Conference. Nine of the fifteen players who were selected on the three All-NEC teams last season were seniors including the entire All-NEC first team.

With that, new opportunities emerged and the spotlight began shining on players who never previously got the playing time or were in the shadows of talented upperclassmen on their teams.

Now, that the 18-game, two-month grind that is the NEC regular season is now over, it is once again time to hand out our annual imaginary awards and recognized those here at Blackbirds Hoops Journal feel should get the recognition for a season of outstanding play for their teams. [Read more…]

Martin Hermannsson named NEC Player of the Week for third time this season

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LIU Brooklyn’s Martin Hermannsson (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn sophomore guard Martin Hermannsson was named on Tuesday, Northeast Conference Player of the Week. He shared this week’s NEC Player of the Week honors with Mount St. Mary’s sophomore point guard Junior Robinson.

This is the third time this season he received the honor and fourth time overall. He is the first LIU Brooklyn player to be named NEC Player of the Week three times in one season since Jamal Olasewere was named it three times in the 2012-13 season. [Read more…]

Hermannsson named NEC Player of the Week for second time this season

LIU's Martin Hermannsson for the second time this season earns NEC Player of the Week honor. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU’s Martin Hermannsson for the second time this season earns NEC Player of the Week honor. (Photo: Bob Dea)

On Monday, the Northeast Conference announced that LIU Brooklyn sophomore guard Martin Hermannsson was named co-NEC Player of the Week along with Wagner junior forward Michael Carey.

Hermannsson earned his second NEC Player of the Week honor of the season after having himself an outstanding week in which LIU went 1-1. The Icelandic guard averaged 21.5 points, 7.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in his two games. He also shot 52.1 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line. [Read more…]

BHJ’s NEC Mid-Season Awards

This past week’s Wednesday and Thursday games marked the midway point of the Northeast Conference men’s basketball season. With a good sample size of eight league games plus adding in the non-conference games, it is a good time to see who are some of the front runners for the league’s conference awards according to myself with one month of the regular season remaining.

So with that, let’s get to it. First off, here are my mid-season front runners for NEC All-Rookie Team: [Read more…]

Aakim Saintil named NEC Player of the Week

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LIU Brooklyn point guard Aakim Saintil became the third LIU player this season to be named NEC Player of the Week this season. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

On Monday, the Northeast Conference announced LIU Brooklyn junior guard Aakim Saintil was named NEC Player of the Week for his performances during last week’s games against Wagner and Bryant on the road.

Saintil averaged 21.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds and shot 52 percent from the floor while making five of ten three-pointers and missing just one of thirteen free throw attempts.

Saintil went off for a career-high 27 points in a come-from-behind 71-70 win at Wagner Thursday night. He then followed that performance up with 16 points and four assists in LIU’s 79-61 win at Bryant which was LIU’s largest margin of victory this season.  [Read more…]