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Reed named Rookie of Year by two online sites
Freshman is tabbed top rookie by College Sports Madness, College Hoops Daily
March 19, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y.—Freshman guard Jordan Reed has been recognized as the top rookie in the America East by two separate online websites. After leading the conference in rebounding (9.5 rpg.) and finishing second in scoring (16.6 ppg.), Reed was selected as the conference Rookie of the Year by both College Sports Madness and College Hoops Daily.
Madness also had Reed on its all-conference first team and College Hoops Daily’s Jon Teitel gave Reed distinction as both the Rookie of the Year and the Player of the Year.
Reed capped a remarkable freshman season with numerous records and accolades. He became just the second freshman in the league’s 34-year year history to lead the America East in rebounding and at 6-foot-4, is the shortest player to do so. He came within three points of grabbing the scoring crown as well. Reed is the only first-year player in league history to finish in the top-2 in each category.
On the national level, he is one of just four players to rank in the top-2 in their conference in both scoring and rebounding - and the only freshman. Reed ranks 21st in the country with 13 double-doubles and is 28th in rebounding. He is the only player 6-foot-4 or smaller to appear in the nation’s top 100 rebounders. Among freshmen across the country, Reed is sixth in scoring and second in rebounding.
At Binghamton, Reed broke school records for rebounds in a game (18 vs. St. Peter’s on Nov. 18) and season (266). His 13 double-doubles were also a school record and the most of any guard in the country.
The America East coaches voted Reed a third-team all-star.