Three Blackbirds garner NEC MBB honors; Frink selected 2017 NEC Player of the Year

Iverson Fleming, Jerome Frink and Jashaun Agosto, LIU Brooklyn's 2017 NEC Postseason awards honorees.

Iverson Fleming, Jerome Frink and Jashaun Agosto, LIU Brooklyn’s 2017 NEC Postseason awards honorees. (Photos: Bob Dea – BHJ)

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. [Read more…]

2017 BHJ’s NEC Postseason Awards

It was another season of change in the Northeast Conference in 2016-17. Only one NEC first-team selection and six players from the three All-NEC teams returned back this season resulting in a new wave of talent getting their opportunity to shine.

After four hard-fought months of basketball and two months of battling each other for NEC supremacy, it is time once again to dish out our version of the NEC postseason awards and gives recognition to all those who had excellent seasons in 2016-17 for their teams.
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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…]