Siena’s Camper, Pickett earn first-team All-MAAC recognition

Manny Camper is shown during a game last week. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)
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Manny Camper is shown during a game last week. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

Siena men’s basketball’s Manny Camper and Jalen Pickett each earned first-team All-MAAC selections Monday, the conference announced.

Jordan King, an Albany native and Siena sophomore, was named to the third team.

Siena finished 12-4 during the regular season and is the top seed for this week’s MAAC tournament. The Saints play their quarterfinal Wednesday against either Iona or Quinnipiac. 

For Pickett, it was the junior’s third first-team selection of his career. While he struggled, at times, with a hamstring injury this season, Pickett averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, plus 1.2 blocks.

Camper was a repeat selection on the first team. In per-game averages, Camper led Siena in points (14.6), rebounds (10) and minutes (37.8).

King averaged 12.5 points per game. A walk-on last season, King became a scholarship player for this season and started every game for the Saints.

All-MAAC First Team

Manny Camper, Siena, Sr.; Deion Hammond, Monmouth, Sr.; KC Ndefo, Saint Peter’s, Jr.; Jalen Pickett, Siena, Jr.; Isaiah Ross, Iona, Sr.

All-MAAC Second Team

Marcus Hammond, Niagara, Jr.; Dwight Murray Jr., Rider, Jr.; Kobi Nwandu, Niagara, R. Sr.; George Papas, Monmouth, Sr.; Jacob Rigoni, Quinnipiac, Sr.

All-MAAC Third Team

Daryl Banks III, Saint Peter’s, So.; Malek Green, Canisius, Jr.; Jordan King, Siena, So.; Melik Martin, Monmouth, Sr.; Ant Nelson, Manhattan, Jr.; Warren Williams, Manhattan, Jr.

All-MAAC Rookie Team

Hakim Byrd, Marist, Fr.; Tymu Chenery, Quinnipiac, Fr.; Nelly Junior Joseph, Iona, Fr.; Luis Kortright, Quinnipiac, Fr.; Ricardo Wright, Marist, Fr.

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