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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Warney named Mid-Major All-American

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) of the Stony Brook men's basketball team has been named a Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American, CollegeInsider.com announced Thursday.

Warney is one of 30 student-athletes from mid-major college basketball programs selected for the honor. Each of the 30 All-Americans is now eligible for the Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of the Year Award, to be bestowed upon one student-athlete at the annual CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet April 4 in Dallas.

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 currently ranks fifth in the nation. He was named the 2014 America East Player of the Year, first-team All-America East and first-team All-NABC District 1.

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 Player of the Year...