Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Brenton picks up another pair of honors

Senior forward named AP All-America honorable mention and Defensive All-America.

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) of the Stony Brook men's basketball team has added to his long list of postseason honors. On Monday, he was named an Associated Press All-America honorable mention and named to the Collegeinsider.com Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team.

Brenton is the second player in school history to be honored by theAssociated Press, joining Muhammad El-Amin, who was also an honorable mention pick in 2010. In addition, Brenton is the first Stony Brook player ever to be named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America 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). Last week, he was named a Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American by Collegeinsider.com. Last 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.

Brenton co-captained a Stony Brook squad that posted its best season ever as a Div. I program, winning 25 games, capturing the America East regular season championship for the third time in the last four seasons and earning the program's first-ever national postseason victory, a 71-58 win over Massachusetts in the first round of the NIT.

In his four seasons as a member of the Seawolves, Brenton played in 127 games, and Stony Brook had an 85-42 record (.669) in those games.

2012-13 Associated Press All-America Teams

First Team
Trey Burke, Michigan
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

Second Team
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ben McLemore, Kansas

Third Team
DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Russ Smith, Louisville
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

Honorable Mention

Kyle Barone, Idaho; Jerrelle Benimon, Towson; Anthony Bennett, UNLV; Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook; Sherwood Brown, Florida Gulf Coast; Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia; Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse; Ian Clark, Belmont; Jake Cohen, Davidson.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame; D.J. Cooper, Ohio; Allen Crabbe, California; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Seth Curry, Duke; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; James Ennis, Long Beach State; Chris Flores, NJIT; Jamal Franklin, San Diego State.

Ian Hummer, Princeton; Colton Iverson, Colorado State; Joe Jackson, Memphis; Kareem Jamar, Montana; Lamont Jones, Iona; Ray McCallum, Detroit; Rodney McGruder, Kansas State; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Erik Murphy, Florida; Mike Muscala, Bucknell.

Stan Okoye, VMI; Jamal Olasewere, LIU Brooklyn; Phil Pressey, Missouri; Augustine Rubit, South Alabama; Peyton Siva, Louisville; Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin; Omar Strong, Texas Southern; Kendall Williams, New Mexico; Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State; Khalif Wyatt, Temple.

Khem Birch6-9Fr.UNLV
Tommy Brenton6-5Sr.Stony Brook
Will Cherry6-1Sr.Montana
Ian Clark6-3Sr.Belmont
Aaron Craft6-2Jr.Ohio State
Gorgui Dieng6-11Jr.Louisville
Jontel Evans5-11So.Virginia
Shane Larkin5-11So.Miami
Zeke Marshall7-0Sr.Akron
Nerlens Noel6-10Fr.Kentucky
Chris Obekpa6-9Fr.St. John's
Victor Oladipo6-5Jr.Indiana
Trevor Releford6-0Jr.Alabama
Andre Roberson6-7Jr.Colorado
Durand Scott6-5Sr.Miami
Marcus Smart6-4Fr.Oklahoma State
Michael Snaer6-5Sr.Florida State
D.J. Stephens6-5Sr.Memphis
Darius Theus6-3Sr.VCU
Julian Washburn6-7So.UTEP
Jeff Withey7-0Sr.Kansas