Hartwick College junior forward Jared Suderley is in some elite company.
He joined D.J. Woodmore of Virginia Wesleyan, Aaron Toomey of Amherst, Derek Raridan of North Central (Ill.) and A.J. Matthews of Farmingdale State as First Team preseason All-Americans by D3hoops.com.
“This is a great honor for Jared and the Hartwick basketball program to be named a preseason All-American,” Hawks coach Todd McGuinness said in a media release sent by the school. “He has worked hard to improve his game and so far has had two great years in a Hartwick uniform.”
Suderley was named the Empire 8 Player of the Year and a First Team all-conference selection last season. He was named a D3hoops.com and NABC Coaches’ Division III All-American. In addition, he was a NABC East Region All-District, D3Hoops.com All-East Region and ECAC Upstate First Team pick.
Suderley led the Hawks in points (19.6 per game) and rebounds (8.6) last year. In last season’s NCAA Tournament game against Farmingdale State at Lambros Arena, he scored his college-high of 40 points and became the second player in Hartwick history to eclipse 1,000 points in two seasons.
“We have high expectations for Jared this year and we are hoping he can take his game and our team to the next level,” McGuinness added.
Hartwick is coming of a record-tying 23-win season. The Hawks begin the 2012-13 campaign on Nov. 16 when they face SUNY Purchase in the Regis College Tip-Off Tournament.
Delhi 60, Finger Lakes 51
Ismael Pierre and Ibrahima Toure combined for 35 points and 31 rebounds to lead visiting SUNY Delhi to a non-conference victory Tuesday.
“They had some success,” Delhi coach Rob Schnoener said 6-foot-3 sophomore Pierre and 6-4 freshman Toure. “Those two guys did the bulk of the work. Both are big, athletic kids and they did a good job attacking the basket and rebounding at both ends.”