Men's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 21-6; GNAC: 15-1 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: No. 16 Middlebury, Mount Ida and Lasell

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: No. 16 Middlebury, Mount Ida and Lasell

Albertus Magnus College
Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (9-3)
at
No. 16 Middlebury (11-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 16 • 7 p.m. • Middlebury, Vt.

Albertus Magnus (9-3, 6-0)
at
Mount Ida (8-5, 2-2)
Thursday, Jan. 18 • 7 p.m. • Newton, Mass.

Albertus Magnus (9-3, 6-0)
vs.
Lasell (5-8, 3-1)
Saturday, Jan. 20 • 3 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

WEEK NINE
The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team prepares for three games in the ahead week as the Falcons tackle No. 16 Middlebury on Tuesday evening in a non-conference clash before resuming GNAC action with a pair of games against Mount Ida and Lasell.

ALL-TIME VS. MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury holds a 1-0 advantage over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. MIDDLEBURY
Game (3/3/12): Middlebury 89 | Albertus Magnus 73 - RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Mount Ida 20-2.

LAST TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Game (1/9/18): Albertus Magnus 97 | Mound Ida 77 - RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/7/17): Albertus Magnus 86 | Mount Ida 80 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/18/17): Albertus Magnus 110 | Mount Ida 89 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Postseason (2/23/17): Albertus Magnus 107 | Mount Ida 69 –RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. LASELL
Albertus Magnus holds an 18-6 record over Lasell in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. LASELL
Game (1/17/17): Albertus Magnus 76 | Lasell 75 - RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/4/17): Albertus Magnus 86 | Lasell - RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/25/17): Albertus Magnus 101 | Lasell 83 -RECAP / BOX SCORE

WEEK EIGHT RECAP
Game (1/9/18): Albertus Magnus 97 | Mound Ida 77 - RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (1/11/18):
Albertus Magnus 91 | Rivier 65 - RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (1/13/18):
Albertus Magnus 84 | Emmanuel (Mass.) 68 - RECAP / BOX SCORE

LAST WEEK PLAYER HIGHLIGHTS

Amir Maddred

  • first double-double of the year, 15 points and 14 rebounds vs. Mount Ida

A'Jen English

  • netted a season-best 12 points at Rivier. 

Jahmerikah Green-Younger

  • posted a career-high 24 points vs. Mount Ida

Damian Grant

  • recorded a season-high 10 points and five rebounds at Rivier.

Ryan Pittman

  • had a season-high six assists vs. Mount Ida
  • tallied a career-high four blocks at Rivier.

WALTERS TABBED GNAC CORVIAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
For the fourth this season, senior forward Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Corvias Player of the Week, announced by the league on Monday afternoon.

In a 3-0 week, Walters averaged 29.0 points and 17.3 rebounds while shooting an impressive 60.7% (35-56 FG, 19-27 FT) from the floor and 70.4% (19-27) from the charity strip. Walters opened the week scoring 32 points, 18 rebounds and four assists in the win over Mount Ida. Two days later, the senior forward posted 28 points and 20 rebounds a road win over Rivier before wrapping up the week with a 27-point, 14-rebound double-double in a GNAC win over Emmanuel.

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Jaqhawn Walters

    • leads the conference averaging 25.8 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.

    • fourth in the conference with a 56.8% field goal percentage.

  • Amir Maddred
    • leads the conference with a 62.7% field goal percentage.

2017 RECAP

  • The Falcons finish the first half of the season 5-3 to put them over .500 on the year.
  • Albertus Magnus picked up key non-conference wins over WPI and Babson.
  • The Falcons posted two two-game winning streaks.
  • The team finished the month of December with a 3-2 record, including the 81-80 loss to New Jersey City back on Dec. 16.
  • Albertus Magnus is 3-1 at home.

NEWCOMERS
The Falcons welcome five newcomers to the squad for the 2017-18 season – Yahya Bilal, Marqise Owens, Tyreek Perkins, Hanif Bilal and Amir Maddred.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus returns 11 players from last year's squad – Ryan Pittman, Mason Jones, Randy Thomas, Jemaa Yuori, Brian Hardy, Aaron Fox, Jaqhawn Walters, Damian Grant, Jahmerikah Green-Younger, Liam Perryman and Erick Langston.

MEN'S BASKETBALL LANDS ATOP OF GNAC PRESEASON POLL

Link: Complete GNAC Release   

The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team received nine of 11 first-place votes to land atop the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) preseason poll. The Falcons earned 118 total points and finished 15 points ahead of second-place Johnson & Wales.

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR AMC BASKETBALL GAMES
All Albertus Magnus men's & women's basketball regular-season games are subject to tickets and admission charges. Tickets are $3 for adults/senior citizens and children 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) are free. Albertus Magnus students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the event with a valid ID.

Individual season passes are also available and priced at $20. The season pass allows (1) admission to any/both men's and women's basketball regular-season games.

LAST YEAR RECAP

  • The Falcons concluded the 2016-17 season with an overall record of 23-5 and a conference mark of 16-2.
  • Albertus Magnus won their seventh GNAC title after defeating GNAC rival Lasell College, 101-83, in the championship game.
  • Following the win over the Lasers, the Falcons made their sixth appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Head Coach Mitch Oliver earned his 200th career win in the 85-82 win over Anna Maria back on January 21, 2017.

WALTERS EARNS END OF THE YEAR HONORS
Last year, Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) received year-end honors after finishing his junior year averaging 20.7 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He was named to the 2017 D3Hoops All-American Second Team, 2017 All-Region Second Team and earned a spot on the NABC Division III All-District Second Team. He was also named GNAC Tournament Most Valuable Player after the Falcons defeated Lasell College in the GNAC Championship.

A TRIO OF FALCONS EARN GNAC HONORS
Forward Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.), guard Grant Ellis (Newark, N.J.) and guard Devin Coleman (Bridgeport, Conn.) earned All-Conference honors. Walters was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year as well as earned First Team honors. Ellis earned Second Team honors while Coleman earned Third Team. Guard Jemaa Yuori (Ghana) earned a spot on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

YUORI LANDS SPOT ON GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced its All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 school year. Fifty-seven student-athletes from Albertus Magnus College were among the 893 members, including Jemaa Yuori.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Middlebury, Mount Ida and Lasell.