Jan. 21, 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 seventh time this season, the conference office announced Monday.
Warney continued his dominant freshman campaign with back-to-back double-doubles last week as the Seawolves defeated Boston University 75-48 and lost at Vermont 81-73. Against the Terriers, he had 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with a career-high 14 rebounds. Then at Vermont, he posted 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots.
For the week, Warney averaged a team-best 13.5 points and 12.0 rebounds. The double-doubles were the second and third of his young career.
For the season, Warney is Stony Brook's leading scorer at 12.4 points per game and leading shot blocker at 1.8 per game. He is second on the team in rebounding at 7.4 per game and also is the team's best shooter at 61.6 percent. In conference games only, Warney is averaging 15.0 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 67.4 percent from the field.
Among his America East peers, Warney leads all players in in field goal percentage and blocked shots. He is also 10th in scoring and sixth in rebounding.
Warney has now won the award seven times this season - Nov. 12, Nov. 26, Dec. 17, Dec. 24, Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. The conference's all-time record for most Rookie of the Week awards won by a single player is 10, held by Boston University's Tunji Awojobi.
Warney and the Seawolves travel to UMBC Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game against the Retrievers. Stony Brook then returns home to host Maine Saturday at Pritchard Gymnasium at 2 p.m.