April 22, 2014
NEW YORK - Sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) of the Stony Brook men's basketball team has been named first-team All-Met Division I by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Warney will be honored at the annual Met Writers banquet Tuesday night at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Warney is Stony Brook's seventh all-time All-Met selection and just the second to make first team, joining Muhammad El-Amin, who was selected in 2010. Warney is also now the program's second-ever two-time All-Met selection. Warney was a third-team honoree as a freshman last season.
Of the 18 All-Met selections, Warney was one of only four sophomores to earn a spot and the only sophomore on the first team.
Warney enjoyed a powerful sophomore campaign in which he led Stony Brook in field goal percentage (.616), scoring (14.5 PPG), rebounding (8.0 RPG) and blocks (42). His field goal percentage led America East and was fifth in the nation. He was named the 2014 America East Player of the Year, first-team All-America East, first-team All-NABC District 1, Associated Press All-America honorable mention and CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America.
Warney was just the fourth player in America East history to go from winning Rookie of the Year as a freshman to taking Player of the Year as a sophomore, joining Northeastern's Reggie Lewis (1984) and Vermont's T.J. Sorrentine (2001) and Taylor Coppenrath (2002) in an exclusive group.
During his sophomore year, Warney had 10 double-doubles, 18 games of 15 points or more, five games of 20 or more points and 10 games of 10 rebounds or more. His signature game of the season was a monster 32-point, 21-rebound performance in Stony Brook's 104-102, triple-overtime win at Detroit on Nov. 24. That weekend, he played in three games averaging 24.0 points and 14.3 rebounds while shooting a crazy 73.2 percent (30-for-41), earning him MVP honors for the 2KSports Classic Detroit Subregional.
Warney also was named to the 2014 America East Championship All-Tournament team after averaging 12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.
Sean Armand, Iona
George Beamon, Manhattan
Jason Brickman, LIU-Brooklyn
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
Rhamel Brown, Manhattan
A.J. English, Iona
Branden Frazier, Fordham
Alex Rosenberg, Columbia
JaKarr Sampson, St. John's
Kyle Wilson, Army
Kadeem Jack, Rutgers
David Laury, Iona
Myles Mack, Rutgers
Sidney Sanders Jr., Fairleigh Dickinson
Eugene Teague, Seton Hall
Zeke Upshaw, Hofstra
Haggerty Player of the Year: D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Rookie of the Year: Jon Severe, Fordham
Peter A. Carlesimo Coach of the Year: Steve Masiello, Manhattan