Brockport’s Shamseldin adds USBWA honor to resume

Courtesy of The College at Brockport Athletic Communications

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The College at Brockport’s senior guard, Hamed Shamseldin, was named United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Division III National Player of the Week on Tuesday after a tremendous week filled with career marks.

Shamseldin got the week started by tallying his first triple double by setting career marks in rebounds and assists with 11 apiece, while sinking 26 points in a win against Medaille College. The following night, the Golden Eagles upset the No. 19 ranked Hobart College thanks to a career high 42 points by Shamseldin on 57% shooting and making 17-of-20 free throws. However, scoring was not all he did that night as he snagged nine rebounds, dished out six assists and picked pockets for six steals. On the same night, the Lawrence, N.Y. native became the 23rd player in program history to register 1,000 career points. Over the weekend the Green and Gold traveled to SUNY Oneonta for a semi-final rematch. Shamseldin chipped in 28 points, 10-of-11 from the free throw line and grabbed seven rebounds in a chippy loss to the Red Dragons.

The impressive start to the season has Shamseldin ranked 28th in the nation with his 23.2 average points per game. In addition, the guard averages 6.3 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists per game.

The Golden Eagles are back in action this weekend when they host Plattsburgh State on Friday Dec. 8 for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.

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