Matthews Named Preseason All-American

Matthews Named Preseason All-American

- Matthews Named to First Team -

Farmingdale, N.Y. - released the preseason men's All-America teams on Wednesday, November 7th and Farmingdale State's senior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) picked up First Team honors.

The preseason All-America team is chosen from previous years' All-American and All-Region nominations.

Last season, AJ led the Nation in rebounds per game (16.3) and double-doubles (26), while finishing 3rd nationally in blocked shots per game (3.67), 11th in scoring (22.4) and 12th for field-goal percentage (61.4). He was named a 2012 NABC DIII All-American and All-District Player of the Year, DIII News First Team All-American, All-Atlantic Player of the Year, ECAC DIII Metro Player of the Year, All-Met DIII Player of the Year, and Skyline Conference Player of the Year. He also broke 10 single-season school records and broke six All-Time career records at Farmingdale State.

AJ and the Rams will open the 2012-13 schedule at the Richard Stockton College Tip-Off on Friday, November 16th against Neumann College at 6:00 p.m.


2013 preseason men's All-America team

First Team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G D.J. Woodmore Virginia Wesleyan Jr. Virginia Beach, Va.
G Aaron Toomey Amherst Jr. Greensboro, N.C.
G Derek Raridon North Central (Ill.) Sr. Plainfield, Ill.
F Jared Suderley Hartwick Jr. Newport, N.Y.
F AJ Matthews Farmingdale State Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Second Team      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G John DiBartolomeo Rochester Sr. Westport, Conn.
G Tyler Tillema UW-Stevens Point Sr. Randolph, Wis.
F Jake Davis Emory Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
F Ethan Spurlin Transylvania Sr. Stanford, Ky.
C Tommy Hannon St. Thomas Sr. St. Paul, Minn.
Third Team      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Mitchell Kates MIT Sr. Colts Neck, N.J.
G Ryan Martin Keene State Sr. Wayne, Maine
G Will Sanborn Ramapo Sr. Red Bank, N.J.
F Nate Snuggerud Hope Sr. Zeeland, Mich.
F Harrison George Hampden-Sydney Sr. Raleigh, N.C. 
Fourth Team      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Ryan Milne Colorado College Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
G Alex Berthiaume Springfield Sr. Springfield, Mass.
F Landon Gamble North Central (Ill.) Jr. Joliet, Ill.
F Lance Brown William Paterson Sr. Teaneck, N.J.
C Noel Hollingsworth MIT Sr. Salt Lake City, Utah 
Honorable Mention      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Sean Rossi Ithaca Sr. Lake Hopatcong, N.Y.
G Colton Hunt Randolph Sr. Whittier, N.C.
F Chris Astorga Virginia Wesleyan Sr. Suffolk, Va.
F Reed Buck Merchant Marine Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
F Hayk Gyokchyan Franklin and Marshall Sr. Beirut, Lebanon