Men’s Basketball’s Armstrong and Morris Honored at America East Awards Banquet

ALBANY, N.Y. - Freshman Jacoby Armstrong (Sachse, Texas) and senior Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) were each honored with an America East Conference Award at Friday's conference awards banquet at SEFCU Arena.

Armstrong, a freshman forward, was named to the America East All-Rookie team for his efforts on the court during his first season with UNH.

Armstrong has averaged 7.9 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest in the first 27 games of his collegiate career. His 7.9 points rank fifth among freshmen in the America East and his 5.1 rebounds are ranked second in the league for freshmen.

Armstrong notched a career-high 15 points during a Nov. 24th loss to Bryant. The freshman earned his first career double-double against Central Conn. St., a 10-point and 10-rebound effort. He has scored double-digit points in seven games this season and secured seven or more rebounds in eight games.

Armstrong is the first Wildcat to be named to the All-Rookie Team since 2011 when Jordon Bronner earned All-Rookie Honors.

Morris, a management and finance double major with a 3.73 cumulative grade-point average, was named to the America East All-Academic team for his excellence on the court and in the classroom.

On the court, Morris is known as a sharpshooter, hitting for 35.3% of his shots from beyond the arc over his career. The senior captain is shooting 32.6% (31 of 95) from downtown this season and has netted multiple 3-pointers in 10 games. Morris hit a career-best five 3's and drained a career-high 17 points during the Wildcats 84-81 road victory over Duquesne (Nov. 13).

Morris has also performed at a high level in the classroom. The shooting guard is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the highest national recognition a student can receive in business or management. Morris is also a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma, National College Athlete Honor Society which includes athletes maintaining a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

This is the second year in a row that Morris has been named the America East All-Academic Team.

All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.

The eighth-seeded Wildcats take on the first-seeded University of Vermont on Saturday at 12 p.m. for the quarterfinal round of the America East Conference Tournament. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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