Owens Tabbed Preseason DIII News All-American
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College senior Jerame Owens has been tabbed a Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by DIII News, a monthly newsletter on Division III men’s basketball. The October publication also released its 2015-16 Preseason Preview covering every Division III conference in men’s basketball.
As he enters his senior campaign, the Spencerport, NY native averages 14.8 points, 10.2 rebounds per game and those stats position him as only the third Hawk to reach that impressive career double-double plateau.
In his junior season, Owens led the Hilbert College men’s basketball team in scoring (16.0 ppg), rebounding (10.2 rpg), blocked shots (39), steals (49), made free throws (82), free throw attempts (120), field goal attempts (295) and field goals made (155).
He ranked in the top 10 of 16 AMCC statistical categories including 1st in defensive rebounds (184) and defensive rebounds per game (7.4), 2nd in rebounds (256) and rebounds per game (10.2), 2nd in blocked shots (39), 3rd in blocks per game (1.6), and 3rd in offensive rebounds (72).
On the national level, the 6-6 forward was 14th in total rebounds, 18th in rebounds per game, and 20th in defensive rebounds per game at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.
Owens became Hilbert College’s all-time leading rebounder (833) and became just the 12th player in Hilbert’s history to join the 1,000 point club. Owens is currently ranked in the program’s Top 10 in 19 different Hilbert College all-time statistical career categories.
DIII News released its Top 24 All-American selections based on three athletes per eight regions. Since the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference is based in the Great Lake Region, Owens trailed Brock Benson (Hope), Claude Gray (Ohio Wesleyan) and RaNeal Ewing (Marietta) but was honored on the list of 28 Honorable Mentions.
DIII News also selected Jerame Owens as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.
Hilbert was picked to finish 3rd in the 10-team league after coach Rob deGrandpre and his staff elevated the Hawks to three consecutive 20+ win seasons, and back-to-back appearances in the AMCC championship game. The men’s basketball program has qualified for the post-season tournament seven out of the 11 years since Hilbert joined the AMCC league in 2004-05.
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