March 2, 2010
FAIRFIELD, CT - Senior Corey Hassan (Merrimack, NH) was named second team All-Northeast Conference today, while fellow senior Liam Potter (Lincolnshire, UK) was named the league's Most Improved Player by a vote of NEC coaches.
After finishing his junior year with a flourish, Hassan established himself as both the NEC’s premier scorer and one of the nation’s top long range shooters this season. With 90 three-pointers on the year, he leads the NEC and ranks 13th nationally with 3.2 trifectas per game. Hassan put on a number of extraordinary shooting exhibitions throughout the year for Sacred Heart, first hitting a school record nine three-pointers in a win over Hartford in December, then delivering a performance for the ages when he hit 10 treys - tied for second on the NEC’s single-game list - in just 12 attempts as part of a career-high 36 point explosion against Wagner on January 30th.
In addition to his league-leading 19.2 ppg, Hassan ranks first in the NEC with three 30+ point scoring outings and posted 12 games of 20 or more points. Not content to be just a scorer, the 6’5” swingman also sits fifth in the conference with 7.6 rpg. He closed out his career with 1,472 career points, of which 1,140 have come in his three years with the Pioneers. Hassan was a three-time Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week in 2009-10.
Potter entered the year with career averages of just 2.7 ppg and 2.1 rpg, and went the first 79 games of his career without a double-double before posting three straight double-double performances over the holidays to earn the first Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week honor of his career. Potter would end his year as the NEC’s most improved scorer, lifting his average from 1.4 ppg as a junior to 9.5 ppg in his senior campaign. He also ranks second in the conference in double-doubles (eight), third in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and blocked shots (2.0 bpg), and fifth in field goal percentage (.505).