Men's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 21-6; GNAC: 15-1 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Askew Named to All-America Second Team

Photo by Ron Waite
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Albertus Magnus men's basketball standout Ray Askew (Hamden, Conn.) has earned All-America honors by; announced Saturday. Askew, who was recently selected as an NABC All-American, has been chosen to the All-America Second Team.

This season, Askew became the first-ever Albertus Magnus men's basketball player to earn the All-America status as he became just the second-ever student-athlete at Albertus to earn the prestigious recognition.

Askew has earned numerous accolades this season, including being named to the All-Region First Team as he led his Falcons to a 28-2 overall record. He and his teammates also earned a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) title while the program went on to win its second-ever NCAA Tournament victory.

The Hamden, Conn. native became the all-time leading rebounder in GNAC and Albertus Magnus basketball history as he finished his career with 1,192 rebounds, while on January 10, 2012, he became only the second-player ever to record over 1,000 rebounds in the conference. On that date he also became the league's all-time rebounding leader.

With 2,316 career points, Askew became the Falcons' all-time scoring leader, while he was just the second men's basketball player in school history to score over 2,000 points.

Askew was named GNAC Player of the Year as well as GNAC Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts, while he averaged a team-best 24.2 points per game. He was named to both the All-Conference First Team as well as the GNAC All-Tournament Team en route to being named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Askew finished his career shooting 51.1-percent from the floor, while he shot 68-percent from the free-throw line, a 728-of-1,071 showing. His attempts on the charity stripe also marked a GNAC record.