- Matthews Named to First Team -
Farmingdale, N.Y. - D3hoops.com released the preseason men's All-America teams on Wednesday, November 7th and Farmingdale State's senior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) picked up First Team honors.
The D3hoops.com preseason All-America team is chosen from previous years' All-American and All-Region nominations.
Last season, AJ led the Nation in rebounds per game (16.3) and double-doubles (26), while finishing 3rd nationally in blocked shots per game (3.67), 11th in scoring (22.4) and 12th for field-goal percentage (61.4). He was named a 2012 NABC DIII All-American and All-District Player of the Year, DIII News First Team All-American, D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Player of the Year, ECAC DIII Metro Player of the Year, All-Met DIII Player of the Year, and Skyline Conference Player of the Year. He also broke 10 single-season school records and broke six All-Time career records at Farmingdale State.
AJ and the Rams will open the 2012-13 schedule at the Richard Stockton College Tip-Off on Friday, November 16th against Neumann College at 6:00 p.m.
2013 preseason men's All-America team
|G||D.J. Woodmore||Virginia Wesleyan||Jr.||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|G||Aaron Toomey||Amherst||Jr.||Greensboro, N.C.|
|G||Derek Raridon||North Central (Ill.)||Sr.||Plainfield, Ill.|
|F||Jared Suderley||Hartwick||Jr.||Newport, N.Y.|
|F||AJ Matthews||Farmingdale State||Sr.||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|G||John DiBartolomeo||Rochester||Sr.||Westport, Conn.|
|G||Tyler Tillema||UW-Stevens Point||Sr.||Randolph, Wis.|
|F||Jake Davis||Emory||Jr.||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|F||Ethan Spurlin||Transylvania||Sr.||Stanford, Ky.|
|C||Tommy Hannon||St. Thomas||Sr.||St. Paul, Minn.|
|G||Mitchell Kates||MIT||Sr.||Colts Neck, N.J.|
|G||Ryan Martin||Keene State||Sr.||Wayne, Maine|
|G||Will Sanborn||Ramapo||Sr.||Red Bank, N.J.|
|F||Nate Snuggerud||Hope||Sr.||Zeeland, Mich.|
|F||Harrison George||Hampden-Sydney||Sr.||Raleigh, N.C.|
|G||Ryan Milne||Colorado College||Jr.||Phoenix, Ariz.|
|G||Alex Berthiaume||Springfield||Sr.||Springfield, Mass.|
|F||Landon Gamble||North Central (Ill.)||Jr.||Joliet, Ill.|
|F||Lance Brown||William Paterson||Sr.||Teaneck, N.J.|
|C||Noel Hollingsworth||MIT||Sr.||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|G||Sean Rossi||Ithaca||Sr.||Lake Hopatcong, N.Y.|
|G||Colton Hunt||Randolph||Sr.||Whittier, N.C.|
|F||Chris Astorga||Virginia Wesleyan||Sr.||Suffolk, Va.|
|F||Reed Buck||Merchant Marine||Jr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.|
|F||Hayk Gyokchyan||Franklin and Marshall||Sr.||Beirut, Lebanon|