Warney named America East Rookie of the Week for sixth time

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Jan. 14, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook men's basketball freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) has earned America East Rookie of the Week honors for the third consecutive week and the sixth time this season, the conference office announced Monday.

Warney was Stony Brook's leading scorer last week, helping the Seawolves to a sweep of two conference games. The team defeated Binghamton on the road, 62-37, on Jan. 9 and then knocked off Hartford, 73-59, on Jan. 12.

Warney averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while shooting 64.7% from the field in the two games. He posted 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks at Binghamton and was instrumental in a big second half run with 10 points and two assists. He then had a team-high 17 points against Hartford, helping the Seawolves build a 19-point halftime lead by scoring eight points and blocking two shots in the first half.

For the season, Warney is Stony Brook's leading scorer at 12.3 points per game and leading shot blocker at 1.8 per game. He leads America East in field goal percentage (.617) and blocks and is also seventh in rebounding (6.9 per game) and 10th in scoring.

Warney and the Seawolves, who are 12-4 overall and 3-0 in America East, have won eight of their last 10 games and are off to the best start in the program's Div. I history. Winners of 21 of their last 24 conference games, the Seawolves will host Boston University Tuesday at Pritchard Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live online at ESPN3 and on your mobile devices and tablets through the WatchESPN app.