August, Freeney Named to NJAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team

Montclair, NJ (2/22/11) – Junior forward Andrew August (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) and senior guard Rodney Freeney (Piscataway, NJ / Piscataway) were both named to the All-New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team released on Tuesday morning.

August was named to the First Team while Freeney garnered Honorable Mention accolades as the duo combined to help Montclair State to a 19-7 mark this season and a trip to the semifinals of the NJAC Tournament where the Red Hawks will face Ramapo College.

August, in his first season with Montclair after transferring from Felician College, leads the team in scoring and rebounding averaging 16.7 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game. The 6-7 August is shooting 58.9 percent from the field and also has 41 assists, 32 steals and 19 blocked shots. A two-time NJAC Player of the Week, August was named to the season-opening Doc Greene Invitational All-Tournament Team at Juniata College and was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Harold J. Brodie Tournament at Rochester Tech in December. 

August currently ranks fourth in the NJAC in scoring, fifth in rebounding and third in field goal percentage. He registered double-digits in scoring in 21 of Montclair's 26 contest this season and topped the 20-point mark 12 times, including a season-high 31 points versus Mount Aloysius in December. The 31 points were the highest scoring game by an MSU player since Gian Paul Gonzalez' school-record 51 points in 2006. August also recorded six double-doubles during the season and had 23 points and nine rebounds in Montclair State's 61-60 win over Richard Stockton in the opening round of the NJAC Tournament last Saturday.

Freeney is second behind August on the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game while also registering 65 rebounds, 49 assists and 38 steals. Freeney, who was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Harold J. Brodie Tournament, ranks seventh in the NJAC in scoring and is also ranked 11th in the league in free-throw percentage at 74.3 percent and is 15th in steals.

Freeney scored 10 or more points in 20 of 26 contests this season and reached the 20-point mark six times, including a season-high 27 points in Montclair State's 89-74 win at Centenary College in November. He also had 27 points in Montclair's 118-105 win over Mount Aloysius in the Brodie Tournament and helped MSU lock down the final NJAC Tournament spot with 12 points as the Red Hawks beat New Jersey City on February 16. Freeney had 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals as MSU advanced to the semifinals of the NJAC Tournament with its win at Stockton last Saturday.