Dec. 24, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook freshman forward Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) has been named America East Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season and the second consecutive week, the conference office announced Monday.
Warney enjoyed another dominant week as the Seawolves topped Sacred Heart last Tuesday and nearly upset ACC member Maryland last Friday. The 6-8, 255-pound freshman shot 75 percent from the field in the two games while averaging 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks.
In the win at Sacred Heart, Warney went 8-for-9 from the field with 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. With Stony Brook down one point late in the second half, Warney came up with a pair of critical baskets on passes from senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) that allowed the Seawolves to reclaim the lead and go on to victory.
At Maryland in front of over 10,000 fans and a national ESPN3 audience, Warney dominated the paint with 17 points, four rebounds and three blocks while shooting 7-for-11 from the field. He had eight of his 17 points in the second half as he helped the Seawolves come back from a 20-point deficit to get within two points of the Terrapins before they ultimately lost.
Warney is now tied with former Seawolves Mitchell Beauford and Antwan Hardy for most America East Rookie of the Week accolades in program history with four. He was previously named Rookie of the Week on Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17.
This season, Warney is averaging 12.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He has an America East best .647 field goal percentage. He and the Seawolves travel to Seton Hall Friday for a 7 p.m. game with the Pirates at the Prudential Center. The game will be televised on SNY.