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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2016-17 NEC First Look: Wagner

Bashir Mason has yet to see his Wagner team break through the NEC tournament to a championship. Will 2016-17 be the season it happens? (Photo: silive.com)

Bashir Mason has yet to see his Wagner team break through the NEC tournament to a championship. Will 2016-17 be the season it happens? (Photo: silive.com)

2015-16 results: 23-11, 13-5 (NEC), first place.

Impact Losses:

Dwaun Anderson (G) – 9.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG last season – graduated
Aaren Edmead (G) – 4.9 PPG last season, 32 games played – transferred to North Carolina A&T
Japhet Kadji (F) – 27 games played, 4.4 PPG last season – transferred to North Carolina A&T

Who’s In:

Shack Scott (F) – JUCO transfer

Elijah Davis (G/F) – JUCO transfer

Conner Ferrell (G)

Jamar Brown (F)
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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…]