HADLEY, MA – Williams senior center Troy Whittington and junior guard James Wang have been named First Team All-NESCAC by the coaches in the conference. This marks the second year in a row that James Wang has been named to the First Team, while Whittington was a Second Team choice last winter.
The NESCAC coaches voted Troy Whittington the 2011 NESCAC Player of the Year, marking the second straight year the honor has been won by an Eph (Blake Schultz '10).
Whittington established two personal game highs this season. He tied the Williams single game record for rebounds when he tallied 21 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in win over Keene State. He notched a career high in points when he made all 10 of his field goal attempts and scored 31 points in the NESCAC quarterfinal win over Trinity.
"Our staff, our players and the entire Williams community could not be more proud of Troy and all of his accomplishments in winning this prestigious honor," notes Eph head coach Mike Maker. "Best of all, he is a better person than he is a basketball player."
|James Wang '13 - 2-time First Team All-NESCAC|
"This is the second year in a row James has been named First Team and deservedly so," comments Maker. "We're equally proud of James. His passion and flair are exciting to watch and a pleasure to coach."
"Both Troy and James represent Williams College in the manner it deserves to be represented – first class," says Maker. "We're very proud of them as players and members of the Williams community."
Wang is six points shy of recording the 14th season of 500 or more points by an Eph and he would become just the second player, to do it twice. Michael Nogelo '98 scored 500 or more points three times and owns the Ephs single season record with 634.
Wang leads the Ephs in scoring this season with an average of 18.3, while Whittington is scoring at a 17.2 clip.