Attleboro, Mass. – After a season that saw him reach double figures in 22 of the 24 games he played in during the regular season, Dean College sophomore Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) has been named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball first-team it was announced earlier this week. Then, on Tuesday evening, Booker was named second-team All-American by the USCAA.
Booker averaged 18.3 points per game in his inaugural season with the Bulldogs and helped them to a 15-10 regular season record and a berth in the USCAA National Tournament.
His consistent performance all season led him to ranking the top ten of the NECC in several statistical categories, including: points per game (7th), free throw percentage (84.0 – 2nd), three-point percentage (39.1 – 4th), assists (103 – 3rd) and steals (55 – 1st).
Booker had eight games this season with 20 points or more, including a career-best 31 in a hard-fought win at Becker and he followed that up with two huge free throws in the waning seconds on his way to 25 points in a signature 78-75 win over Wheaton.
Booker and the rest of his teammates return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they take on the University of Maine-Fort Kent in the quarterfinal round of the USCAA National Tournament at 4:00 PM.