COX & MAGLOIRE MAKE NABC ALL-REGION SQUADS

The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team’s hits just keep on coming.  A day after four Dolphins were honored by D3hoops.com, CSI has another pair of honors to celebrate today, this time from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  Senior Bloochy Magloire and junior Javon Cox are the latest winners, earning second-team All-Atlantic all-star honors.

The book on Magloire has been well-storied.  The senior missed CSI’s first seven games of the year, then proceeded to lead the squad with a 17.2 point scoring average per game.  The 414 points this season led Magloire to 1,822 in his career, putting him just a handful of points in front of former-Dolphin Michael Stewart for first place all time on the CSI career scoring list.  Magloire added career records for three-pointers (278) and free-throw shooting percentage (82.0%).  His 53 three-pointers this season led the squad, and the senior added 4.2 rebounds per game, while collecting 51 assists, 10 blocks, and 38 steals.

Javon Cox, a first-team All-CUNYAC selection recently put on the finishing touches to his finest season as a Dolphin en route to the NABC selection.  Cox flourished in 2013-14, averaging 14.0 points per game with a team-best 435 total markers.  Cox also led the squad in rebounds, collecting 269 total, the 14th-highest single season total in CSI history, good for a 8.7 average.  The junior also added 54 assists, 27 blocks and 48 steals, all the second-highest team totals this season.  After just three seasons, Cox sits 12th at CSI all-time in rebounds with 636 career caroms.  

“I’m very grateful to the NABC for honoring me like this,” said Cox, who credited the team with helping him improve on his personal basketball game.  “Not many players can go through their college career and be recognized like this.  Our season did not end up the way we maybe would have liked, but we had a fantastic year and I was very happy with what we accomplished.”

Cox led the team this season with 10 double-doubles, including two in the ECAC Metro NY/NJ Tournament.

“I’m very happy that I was able to help the team in many aspects,” said Cox.  “I feel like I improved on my defense as well and being a team leader in how well we prepare and getting everyone on the same page.  We were a very deep team with great coaching, and I’m glad I was able to take advantage of that and to be honored in this way makes it even better.”  

The Dolphins’ season finalized with a program-best 28-3 record, complete with its first ECAC Metro NY/NJ Tournament Championship since 1986.

William Paterson University’s Javae King-Gilchrist was named All-Region Player of the Year, while Coach of the Year honors were bestowed upon Richard Stockton College’s Gerry Matthews.  York College’s Michael Woods was the only other CUNYAC representative on the All-Region teams.

Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game.  The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. Recognizing the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, the All-Region honorees are selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.  

Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.

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