March 27, 2013
Kansas City, Mo. - Stony Brook men's basketball senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) and freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) were named National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 1, the organization announced Tuesday. Brenton was selected to the first team, and Warney was placed on the second team.
Brenton continues to rack up the accolades after a fantastic senior season in which he led the Seawolves in rebounds (279), assists (158), steals (54), free throws made (100). Earlier this week, he was named a Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American by Collegeinsider.com. Earlier this month, he was named America East Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-America East and America East All-Defensive.
In his career, Brenton is a two-time first-team All-America East selection and a two-time America East Defensive Player of the Year. He was just the second player in America East history to be named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. He graduates Stony Brook as the program's all-time leader in rebounds (1,115) and steals (220) and the program's all-time Div. I leader in assists (405). He is tied for third all-time in conference in history in career rebounds, one of just eight players ever in the league to grab over 1,000 rebounds.
Warney enjoyed a monster rookie campaign that earned him America East Rookie of the Year and second-team All-America East and America East All-Defensive team honors. He averaged 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while shooting 61.8 percent from the field, which ranks fifth in the entire country. If that holds, Warney will have the highest finish of any Stony Brook player in any Div. I statistical category ever. He led Stony Brook in points and ended the season reaching double figures in nine consecutive games, including a 17-point performance at Iowa in the second round of the NIT.
After just one season, Warney already ranks in the program's Div. I top 20 in rebounds and is now sixth in blocks.
Brenton and Warney were part of a Stony Brook team that had the greatest season in program history, recording 25 wins, winning the America East regular season championship for the third time in four seasons and earning the program's first-ever national postseason tournament game, a 71-58 victory over Massachusetts in the NIT.