Bears' men's basketball Pierce named to third straight all-SUNYAC team
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:34 am

POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Potsdam senior captain Curtis Pierce was named to the 2012-13 All-SUNYAC Men's Basketball third team, the league announced Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Pierce, a forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., concluded a spectacular career at Potsdam this season. The senior finished seventh in scoring (17.3 ppg), fifth in rebounding (7.0 rpg), fourth in three-point percentage (.400) and third in steals (53) in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. He led the Bears in scoring (432 pts.), rebounds (174), and steals this year.

Pierce slowly climbed the ranks of the Potsdam greats in scoring and rebounding in his final campaign. He posted a career high performance against Manhattanville College, notching 30 points in the Bears victory on Jan. 5th. The Brooklyn native reached double digits in scoring in 23 of the 25 games and added four double-double performances this year. Throughout the 2012-13 season, the captain continued to surpass several All-Americans on the top 10 lists in scoring and rebounding. Pierce concludes his career tied for 6th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,447 points and claims sole possession of the 6th spot on the all-time rebounding list with 725 boards. He ends his career with three straight third team all-conference selections.

See below for the complete 2012-13 All-SUNYAC Men's Basketball teams and honorees.

First team:

Jon Ivy Brockport

Jake Simmons Buffalo State

Jesse Winter Cortland

Matt Devine New Paltz

Hayden Ward Oswego

Second team:

Jeremy Smith Cortland

Gordon Lyons Geneseo

Shereef Taylor New Paltz

Chris Manning Plattsburgh

John Perez Plattsburgh

Third team:

Kevin McMahon Cortland

Ryan Riefenhauser Geneseo

Sean Michele Oswego

Curtis Pierce Potsdam

Zach Mager Oneonta

2012-2013 Player of the Year: Hayden Ward, Oswego

2012-2013 Rookie of the Year: Deveino McRae, New Paltz

Coach of the Year: Tom Spanbauer, Cortland