Troy Whittington ECAC-New England Div. III Player of the Year; James Wang 2nd Team

Troy Whittington '11 with a clean block
Troy Whittington '11 with a clean block

CENTERVILLE, MA – Williams College senor center Troy Whittingon picked up his fourth Player of the year Award of the year with today's announcement of ECAC-New England division III honors. Whittington was also named to the region's First Team and junior guard James Wang was a Second Team selection.

Whittington is the fourth Eph and second in a row to capture the ECAC-New England honor.  On the year Whittington netted 16.5 points and 8.9 rebounds a game for the 29-3 Ephs, while providing a huge influence inside on both ends of the floor. He blocked 61 shots on the year and totaled 192 in his career.

In his four years at Williams Whittington played in 97 games and scored 978 points, grabbed 579 rebounds (7th on Eph all-time list) and this past season led all of Division III in field goal percentage hitting on 70.9% of his shots (168-237).

Previously he was named the NESCAC, NABC Northeast, D3Hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year and a First Team honoree on all four of those teams as well as earning NABC First Team All-America laurels.

James Wang '12

James Wang netted 589 points on the year, 4th most ever by an Eph, and scored over 500 points in a season for the second consecutive year. Only Wang and Michael Nogelo '98 have posted two consecutive 500-point seasons and Nogelo did it each of his final three campaigns.

On January 22 Wang became the 29th Eph to go over 1,000 points and he currently has 1,267.. Wang ranks 10th all-tine at Williams in assists with 279 and he is a career .851 free throw shooter connecting on 275 of 323.

This season Wang led the Ephs in minutes played (999), points (579/18.5) and assists (105).  Previously Wang earned First Team NESCAC, NABC Northeast and D3Hoops.com Northeast honors and was a NABC Third Team All-America honoree.

See all of the ECAC Division III All-Region Teams HERE.

EPH ECAC-NEW ENGLAND PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: 
Michael Nogelo '98, 1995-96 (1st sophomore to win) & 1996-97
Ben Coffin '04, 2003-04
Blake Schultz '10, 2009-10
Troy Whittington '11, 2010-11

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