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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 1, 2019
The NJCAA Region 3 released its 2019 men's basketball All-Region teams, as voted on by the head coaches. Sophomore's O'nandi Brooks(Brooklyn/George Westinghouse) and Caleb Canty (Hudson/Hudson) represents the Vikings as All-Region selections.
Brooks, a Brooklyn, NY native, is the first men's basketball student-athlete to earn first team all-region honors since Kalik Parker earned the honor following the 2011-2012 season.
O'nandi had a tremendous season for the Vikings men's basketball program this season. He averaged a double-double with 18.6 points and 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game this season. Brooks became the first Viking to average a double-double since Elijah Lott accomplished the feat when he averaged 18.8 points and 11.4 rebounds in 2016-17. Brooks was named to the Mountain Valley All-Conference First Team last week.
Canty, a Hudson, NY native, returned to the court stronger than ever after missing last season. He led the Vikings with 21.5 points, which ranks third among all NJCAA Region 3 competitors. He averaged 32.6 minutes a game and shot 48.3 percent from the floor. Canty strived at pushing the pace for the Vikings offensive attack each game and was instrumental in leading Hudson Valley to a 20-win season. Caleb was named the NJCAA Region 3 player of the week on Nov. 7 following his fast start to the 2018-19 season.
In the final home game of the season, Canty scored 43 points, which ranks second on the all-time single game scoring list. He was also named to the Mountain Valley All-Conference team last week.
The men's basketball season came to an end on Tuesday, Feb. 26 after they were defeated at No. 3 Mohawk Valley 67-61. Brooks scored a team-high 19 points and Canty finished the sub-regional match with 11 points.