2008-03-26 / Sports

York’s Omari Phipps Named Rookie Of The Year

York’s Omari Phipps Named Rookie Of The Year 

Freshman Omari Phipps had his career-high came in the finals of the Surf & Slam Classic in San Diego, California, where he netted 26 points as he led the Cardinals to the championship.

York College men’s basketball player Omari Phipps capped off an outstanding rookie campaign on Wednesday, March 19 by being named the D3.Hoops.com Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.
Phipps, a forward, quickly established himself as one of the top players in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) during a season in which the Cardinals established a new school record for wins in a season (22-9) and went to the finals of both the CUNYAC and ECAC Metro Championships.


In addition, Phipps was among the league leaders in several major categories this season.  He ranked 17th in scoring (12.3 ppg), 12th in rebounding (6.8 rbg), 10th in field goal percentage (.517) and fourth in blocked shots (1.00 bpg).  Phipps also recorded double digits in scoring in all but eight out of 31 contests this season. His career-high came in the finals of the Surf & Slam Classic in San Diego, California, where he netted 26 points as he led the Cardinals to the championship.


Phipps was one of four members of the CUNYAC to receive All-Region honors. Brooklyn’s Richard Jean-Baptiste was named Atlantic Regional Player of the Year, while both Duane Rhoden of Lehman and Vaugh Mason of John Jay College were named to the second team.
“Omari gave us more than we could have expected in his first season,” York Head Coach Ronald St. John said. “He showed great potential and he didn’t disappoint. He proved to be a true go-to-guy in the low-post.”


The All-Region teams were nominated and selected by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. Each SID had the opportunity to vote for the players in his or her region.

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